Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2006

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    Windows CE Real Time Video

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    Some time ago we recorded an interview with John Eldridge, one of the Windows CE architects to discuss Windows CE real-time capabilities - this is now posted to the Windows CE Tutorials page (look under Intermediate level). Here's a direct link. Windows...
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    CEImageDiff Updated.

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    I've been trying to track down the reason for the exception in CEImagDiff, one of the blog readers e-mailed me a sample PBXML file that caused the tool to crash - after some swift debugging I found the issue and have updated the tool - let me know whether...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Headless Tutorial.

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    I don't remember whether I posted about this or not - Last December I recorded a tutorial that shows how simple it is to build a Windows CE Headless device (link to video on my site) - I thought I had posted this to MSDN, but it's not on the Windows CE...
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    Updated: Windows CE Image Diff Tool.

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    I've updated the Windows CE 5.0 Image Diff tool - The main change is to allow you to select an XML template file manually - here's the issue... If you examine the filenames of all the MSFT shipped platform templates (Internet_Appliance.xml, Tiny_Kernel...
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    Next version of Windows CE @ MEDC 2006

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    Want a good reason to come to MEDC 2006 ? We have embedded content covering Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Embedded for Point of Service (oh, and of course some Windows Mobile and Application Developer content!). If that's not enough...
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    Altoids box USB Charger for Mobile Devices.

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    This is kinda cool (in a totally geeky way) - John Coyne from Arrow (one of the speakers at this years MEDC event) sent me a link to the an article that shows how to make a USB device charger out of an Altoids box It will be interesting to see how...
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    Windows Mobile devices and themes.

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    I'm betting many of you have a Windows Mobile device - If you have a Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC have you changed the look and feel of the UI by adding a custom theme, ringtones or other enhancements ? - if so, what theme program are you using...
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    Whoa! - Compact Framework Games running on XBOX 360 ?

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    Just been catching up with Mike Zintels blog - Mike starts off by rambling about app-compat and cross group development work - it's only when you get to the last couple of paragraphs that the post gets interesting... <snip>I know that my team...
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    Windows CE Image Diff - Diag Tool.

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    Some of you reported problems with the Windows CE Image Diff Tool - I'd like to determine what's causing the problem and get this working. I've written a diag tool that will walk the registry keys for Windows CE and then determine whether the tool...
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    MSDN Channel9 : Chris Muench - writing managed 3D app for mobile devices

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    A few weeks back I met up with Chris Muench (MVP) who presented a session at last years MEDC event on writing managed 3D apps for Windows Mobile - here's a link to the video we recorded on MSDN Channel 9 . - Mike
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    ARMV4I Emulator - Working with CE 5.0 Platform Builder.

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    Barry Bond has just posted instructions for getting the ARMV4I Emulator working from Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder - it's not as straight forward as using the existing x86 Emulator, but this works pretty well if you want to use the ARM emulator. ...
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    Thought for the day...

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    I used to have a handle on life, but something released it... where's my debugger... - Mike
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    MSDN Channel 9: Building a WEPOS device.

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    Check out the Windows Embedded for Point of Service video on MSDN Channel 9 - I dropped by Craig Jensen's office a couple of weeks ago to find out how easy it is to plug together a Point of Service/Sale system using the .NET for POS SDK and Visual Studio...
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    MEDC India: April 4-6 Bangalore.

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    The Mobile and Embedded Developers Confernce is coming to Bangalore India April (4-7) , unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it to this event, I'm going to be working at Embedded Systems West in San Jose, which is running at the same time as...
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    Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.1 Released.

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    Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) 1.1 has been released - you can get the POS for .NET 1.1 download on MSDN Downloads . WEPOS 1.1 adds support for a series of new device types including coin dispenser, keylock, MICR (magnetic ink character...
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    MSDN Channel 9 reveals Project Origami

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    Details of Project Origami are starting to unfold... Want to know more about Project Origami ? - MSDN Channel 9 have an interview with the architect of the project - more information here The units shown in the video are larger than a Pocket PC, and...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Monthly Updates.

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    Windows CE releases monthly and quarterly updates, some of the updates are new 'bits' for the catalog, the Compact Framework 2.0 components for example, others are QFE's - here's the last three updates for Windows CE 5.0. The 2005Q4 quarterly update...
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    Windows CE USB Webcam Driver - Need support ?

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    I've received a number of e-mails that are asking questions about the USB WebCam driver for Windows CE 5.0 - Note that there's a community discussion area on the GotDotNet workspace for you to ask questions, and also review Q&A from other community...
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    Dave Baker: Embedded Developer Evangelist (UK)

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    The worldwide Embedded Developer Evangelist team is ramping up, one of the newest recruits is Dave Baker - Dave has been at Microsoft for about 5 years, working on embedded and POS solutions - Dave has a blog (only two entries so far!), go add Dave to...
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    MEDC International - Flight Stats.

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    MEDC 2006 is hitting 9 cities /countries over a month (long month). For the international tour we're hitting Australia, Japan, and France in one segment, and then Malaysia, China, Korea and Taiwan on the second segment. Today I received my flight...
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    The future of Windows XP Embedded.

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    The Windows XP Embedded product has been updated twice since release, the updates brought the product in line with SP1 and SP2 from the desktop - in both case *some* embedded enabling features were added or extended (HORM being added for SP2 for example...
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    MEDC Muglets

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    ok, nothing to say here, just check out my MEDC Muglet . Go ahead and create your own and post the link in the comments. MEDC 2006 is coming up fast, don't forget to register ! - Mike
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    MEDC International Dates/Locations now posted.

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    Loke has just published the list of dates/locaitons for the International MEDC events. We're going to be hitting 9 countries over a period of just over a month - the travel schedule looks like a nightmare, but I'm sure this is going to be a blast!...
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    Windows Embedded Student Challenge - Resources.

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    If you are taking part in this years Windows Embedded Student Challenge (or even if you're not taking part) you may be interested in some of the resources and blog that are now available on the LearningCE Student Challenge Web Site - Mike
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    .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition Support for Windows CE 4.2

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    Check out this blog post from Richard Greenberg on the Compact Framework team - looks like Windows CE 4.2 is going to be supported in Compact Framework SP1. One question that has come up recently from customers and MVPs is whether .NET Compact Framework...
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