With the release of Visual Studio 2005 coming real soon it's perhaps time to take a look at how you can use Visual Studio 2005 to write your native and managed applications for Windows CE devices.

To get you started there's an article (ok, it's a Windows Mobile article, and yes, I'm going to be writing up some Windows CE specific articles around native and managed code development for Visual Studio 2005) has been published on MSDN called

Step by Step: Migrating an eMbedded Visual C++ Application to Visual Studio 2005 - one thing to note here... Even though Visual Studio 2005 ships with support for both native (updated versions of MFC, ATL, STL, WTL) and managed code development you can continue to use eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4 to write applications that target your Windows CE 5.0 based devices.

- Mike