Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2005

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    Podcast: Windows Mobile - Interview with Erick Eidus.

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    Working in MED is always interesting, especially when you get the chance to chat with someone that’s been around Windows Mobile devices since the first handheld PC – Meet Erick Eidus, a Product Manager in the Mobile group at Microsoft –...
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    Star Trek Survey - Results are in...

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    No big surprises for this weeks survey… 42% Next Generation. Which was the best Star Trek Series ? Prompt Count Pct Star Trek (original series) 13 20.31% Next Generation 27 42.19% ...
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    An Apple a day...

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    Keeps John Kennedy up waaaay too late editing videos for the web. Find out how we recorded the new tutorial videos and what John learned from the experience. – Mike
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    Tutorial - Adding files to Windows CE 5.0

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    You’ve built your Windows CE 5.0 operating system, and you now need to add some files, perhaps this is an application you’ve written in Visual Studio .NET 2003, or an MFC application written in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4, or some resource...
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    CodeProject Survey - Laptop or Desktop

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    From this weeks CodeProject survey, 0.4% of responses came from developers that don't have a laptop or desktop - so I wonder how they replied to the survey? Option Votes % Laptop only 186 11.1 Laptop and Desktop 868 52.0 Desktop only 608 36.4 Neither...
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    Inside Windows CE

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    A few years ago a book titled Inside Windows CE was launched, this was 1998 and was about the time that the first public release of Windows CE "Embedded" operating system and tools made it out of Redmond. This was Windows CE version 2.0 (codenamed Alder...
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    OpenNETCF - GPS Library.

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    Those darn clever OpenNETCF guys have been at it again, this time they've been working on a GPS library in Managed Code! - they've called this GPS Library Reloaded - how very cool is that! It's now time to provide feedback on the library - go here to...
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    Native App Development - SDK ?

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    Windows CE supports two application development stories, 'managed' and 'native' - managed application development is handled by Visual Studio .NET 2003 through C# and Visual Basic application development against the .NET Compact Framework, but what's...
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    Picasa - Better Image Management

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    I was trying to find an image on one of my office PC's a couple of days ago to show one of the guys from MS-Studios, after a few minutes of trawling through folders Pete suggested I install Picasa from Google (does anyone click on the More>> link...
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    Orb is now FREE - watch video, see photo's, listen to music over the network.

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    Orb networks have announced that their service is now free – this looks like an interesting product , if I get some time over the next couple of weeks (very slim chance) then I will have to install and have a play… – Mike
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    Bloggers at MEDC

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    We ran a special discount for bloggers at MEDC – it would appear that people are reading the mobile and embedded blogs (or should I say Embedded and Mobile blogs – which reminds me, why isn’t the conference called the Embedded and Mobile...
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    This weeks Survey...

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    You're a developer, right ? - that means that you watch Star Trek, right ? - ok, take this weeks Survey - it's time to find out which was the best series… – Mike
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    Transparent Monitor Screens

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    This is pretty wild - fancy a Transparent Monitor ? – Mike
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    It's Podcast time again - Meet Cathy Kerr, Technical Documentation Writer and Djembé (Bongo) Player !

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    It’s Friday afternoon, so that must mean it’s time for a Podcast – Today I met with Cathy Kerr from the Embedded Documentation team, if you think the documentation role is just about writing documentation then you should listen to this Podcast – here...
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    MED UA Videos.

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    I spent about an hour today being filmed by the Embedded UA (User Assistance) team, we recorded three videos, I’m expecting the videos to be edited and available early next week – I’m not going to tell you what we recorded, I will leave...
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    My first play with a Sony PSP

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    I took some photo’s (below) to compare the size of the PSP with an HP iPaq Pocket PC – the PSP feels good in the hand, has a fantastic display, and the controls ‘feel right’ – I can certainly see why someone would want to play games on here, I’m not sold...
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    Beverage Survey Results are in...

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    We had a total of 75 completed surveys, 113 surveys started… What coffee providers to you use on a regular basis? Prompt Count Pct Starbucks 44 58.67% Jitters 2 2.67% Seattles Best Coffee 2 2.67% Home Brew 20 26.67% Java (huh?) 2 2.67% Tullys 2 2.67%...
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    CEFileWiz Updated.

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    It would appear that some developers PC’s have HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Platform Builder\5.0\Directories\OS Install Dir that doesn’t include a final backslash, this casues problems when launching the CEFileWiz application – I’ve...
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    Speech Enabling your Windows CE Device.

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    There seems to be some confusion around Speech Enabling a Windows CE embedded device - Windows CE 5.0 exposes a set of Speech API's known as SAPI (or Speech API), this doesn't include a speech engine, which is a required component - you will need to license...
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    JavaLobby talks about the Microsoft Technical Summit

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    Last week I presented a session covering Windows Embedded technologies to a group of about 40 Java, Linux, and Flash developers, this wasn't a typical presentation, no slides, and open discussion about the Microsoft products, tools, technologies, and...
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    Windows CE - BIB, DAT, REG, DB, and CEC Files.

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    One of the questions that’s come up in the Windows Embedded Student Challenge is what REG, DAT, BIB, and DB files are, and how CEC files are contstructed. CEC Files and how to include files into your O/S image with Windows CE 4.2 or Windows...
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    Windows Embedded Haiku.

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    I received my first e-mail about the Windows Embedded Jingles and Adverts - this isn't quite a jingle, but is pretty cool... It's a Haiku – read on… Component of thought, operating so smoothly: Device of the mind. Thanks Ruth...
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    Windows XP Embedded - Horm

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    Are you interested in Hibernate Once Resume Many (HORM) - this is a new feature in Windows XP Embedded SP2 - there's a great article on MSDN that discusses HORM . – Mike
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    What is a Smart Client ?

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    I met with Craig Neable yesterday – I’ve worked with Craig at a number of events including TechEd Europe, Mobile and Embedded Developers Conferences, and the list goes on… Craig now works in the Smart Client developer group at Microsoft so I wanted to...
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    Feeling Creative ?

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    You probably know that I have a podcast feed running (and you're signed up to receive the feed through iPodder or Doppler , right ?) - but there's something missing... The podcast needs some adverts or jingles, this is where you come in... if you're feeling...
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