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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2006

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    Device Emulator: ARMV4I BSP for Windows CE 5.0

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    Don't you wish that Visual Studio 2005 had an emulator target for Windows CE 5.0 ? - voila! - Just released on MSDN is the Device Emulator: ARMV4I BSP for Windows CE 5.0 - this gives you the ability to generate an operating system image from Windows CE...
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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 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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    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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    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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    Windows CE 5.0: Platform Diff and New Wizard.

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    A couple of months ago I talked about Windows CE 5.0 comparing workspaces - Here's the problem I was having that kicked off this whole process. I'd been working on a demo (I think this was for CES) over a period of a couple of months I worked on my...
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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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    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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    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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    MSDN: New Video Tutorials posted.

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    The MSDN/Embedded tutorials page has just been updated to include the following videos. Introduction To Windows XP Embedded (Level 100) Using Visual Studio 2005 to build Managed Applications for Windows CE 5.0 (Level 300) Using Visual Studio 2005 to...
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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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    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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    Windows Embedded Student Challenge: Need Digital I/O, I2C ?

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    If you're involved in the Windows Embedded Student Challenge you will be using an ICOP eBox reference board in your design - The box is an x86 based device that exposes serial, parallel, VGA, networking, 3xUSB ports, audio in/out - and has a BSP for Windows...
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    Windows CE 5.0 : USB WebCam Shared Source Community Project.

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    At last years Windows Embedded Student Challenge there were two frequently asked for drivers/solutions for Windows CE 5.0, USB Wireless (posted about that yesterday) and USB WebCam. Today, we're launching a GotDotNet Windows CE 5.0 USB WebCam Shared...
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    Windows XP Embedded SP2 : Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 + Augmented certification

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    Check out the Microsfot Common Criteria Certification article . As of December 2005, the following Microsoft Windows platform products have achieved Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4 + Augmented certification: • ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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