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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

September, 2005

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    Your Feedback - Windows CE tools.

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    Windows CE 5.0 has been shipping since July of last year, I believe we've made good progress with the tools used to configure, build, and debug Windows CE operating system images since the initial release of Windows CE 2.0 way back in 1998. I'm interested...
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    Windows CE : Using Shared Source ?

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    Windows CE ships with a few Million lines of Shared Source - I'm interested to know whether you've looked at, modified, or rebuilt any of the source... If so, what are you doing with the Shared Source code ? - Mike
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    PDC I-Mate JasJar

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    I blogged about the PDC I-Mate JasJar offer from behind the keynote stage, apparently several thousand people left the keynote room and ordered their devices, within 30 minutes all devices were gone - this reminds me of the 1996 PDC when the first Casio...
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    Being Persistent.

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    MikeCal has posted a series of articles over on the Windows Mobile team blog that cover Persistent Storage on Windows Mobile devices - Persistent storage has been around for a while on Smartphone devices, it's only with Windows Mobile 5.0 (based on Windows...
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    Embedded Linux Consortium is Dead

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    Interesting news from alllinuxdevices.com "The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) filed dissolution papers with the state of California yesterday, ending a five year run promoting embedded Linux and developing standards for it. The ELC's primary piece...
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    PDC I-Mate JasJar - What are you doing with it ?

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    If you were one of the lucky PDC attendees to get an I-Mate JasJar I'm curious to know what you're doing with it, and what you think of the device. Options are... Sell it on eBay ! Use this as my primary phone/pda device Use the Visual...
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    UI Design Podcast - Uncut, or Edited ?

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    So, today I recorded an audio interview with Chris To from the Windows Mobile team (and Anil Dhawan crashed the interview towards the end, so we get to hear Anils words of wisdom as well), we were discussing UI design on Windows Mobile devices, the interview...
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    Windows CE Core or Pro?

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    Windows CE 5.0 supports two licensing models, Core and Pro, the difference between Core and Pro is defined here - there are a number of components that are in Pro, that includes ActiveSync, Internet Explorer and other components (check the word document...
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    PDC: Sneak Peek - Windows O/S UI

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    Check this out, images snapped at PDC 2005 - a sneak preview of the new Windows Boot UI and Booted O/S UI Pretty cool, eh? - Mike
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    Talking about Mobile application development.

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    Anil Dhawan dropped by my office yesterday to collect some hardware, we started chatting about a demo Anil is working on for the PDC, the discussion was interesting enough that it would have been rude not to have recorded the conversation. This was totally...
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    Who needs an embedded operating system ?

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    Why would anyone want to build a device that uses an “Embedded” operating system? – after all, MS-DOS and various versions of Windows have been ‘embedded’ into devices for several years now – Windows XP Professional SP2 ships with just about everything...
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    Apple, Music on your phone... now there's an idea...

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    Apple today announced the Motorola ROKR which combines a phone and media player in one device - sound cool ? - sound innovative ? I wonder if anyone noticed that Windows Mobile devices already have this capability, and have had for quite some time - check...
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    Podcast: Interview with John Eldridge - Windows CE Real Time.

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    Yesterday I met with John Eldridge, an Architect in the Windows CE operating system group to discuss Windows CE and Real-Time, here's a link to the discussion (mp3 16MB), and the Podcast XML feed will be updated shortly. - Mike
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 Review on OS News.

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    From OS News - Windows Mobile 5 sports many new features and enhancements making it a very worthwhile upgrade. Perhaps the most important feature that everyone will love is persistent memory. Your data won't be lost if the battery runs completely dry;...
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    Bad Application Architecture.

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    I've been working on an application using an architecture that has database/storage at the back end, business logic in the middle, and user interface at the front end - today I ran the entire application for the first time, and it crashed! - Is this what...
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    PDC05 - Interview: Building a Windows Mobile RSS Reader

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    I caught up with Marcus Perryman at PDC05. Marcus ran a session titled (something like) building a Mobile RSS Reader using Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0, here's a link to the video (30MB WMV file) interview we recorded, and...
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    Microsoft Company Meeting 2005

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    Today we're at the Microsoft Company Meeting 2005, we're also celebrating 30 years of Microsoft (and 20 years of Windows!). What was I doing 30 years ago ? I have some other photo's from the event, more on this later today... - Mike
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    Portable CE - Windows CE running from a USB Disk on Key.

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    Go check out this cool concept over on the Furrygoat Experience - Steve has a build of Windows CE running from a USB Disk on Key - user settings are persisted between boots, this means you can carry your IE favorites with you on the go... Interesting...
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    Business Week - Palm devices running Windows O/S ?

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    This looks intriguing, check out the Business Week article - are we going to be seeing Palm devices running a Windows O/S ? - Mike
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    PDC Special Offer on HTC Universal/I-Mate JasJar

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    Hey, if you're at the PDC then you need to check out the event special offer - the I-Mate JasJar also known as the HTC Universal on sale (limited number of devices) for $149.00 ! - head over to the Big Room to get more information. - Mike
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    Latest drop of DUAScriptGen

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    I've been having some problems with my ISP, so I've moved to a new provider, I'm in the process of moving utilities, podcast XML file and other bits over to the new site - Someone was having trouble getting the latest drop of DUAScriptGen, the latest...
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    Podcast: Interview with the CE and XPE Product Managers.

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    Tomorrow (Tuesday for me) I’m going to be recording a Podcast Interview with Dan Javnoson (Windows CE Product Manager), and John Doyle (Windows XP Embedded Product Manager) – Let me know if you have any questions ! – Mike
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Hopper.

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    What is Hopper, and why should you be reading Steven Hendersons blog about Hopper ? - if you have no clue what the answer to this question is then perhaps you should be reading the blog! - here's the link . I've taken a whizz through the blog this morning...
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    CEFileWiz - Shortcut support - UI Question.

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    Hey, So, I’m looking to add shortcut support into CEFileWiz, this would mean that you could add one or more files which, by default live in the \Windows folder, CEFileWiz would generate a shortcut for the files and map to the appropriate folder within...
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    Dr Neil back on campus.

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    Looks like Dr Neil was interviewed by Scoble, check out the video here - Remember Dr Neil from TechEd ? - Mike
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