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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

June, 2006

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    Windows CE 6 or Windows XP Embedded ?

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    Windows CE 6 Beta is being given out at MEDC 2006 world-wide events - Windows CE 6 supports 32K processes (up from 32 processes) and 2GB Virtual Memory per process (up from 32MB per process) - this is now very much in line with Windows XP and therefore...
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    Flying with the BSOP (Black Screen of Penguin)

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    Derek Snyder and I are flying from Hong Kong to Vancouver/Canada on Cathay Pacific , nice airline, great service, comfortable seats, and an in-flight entertainment system that crashes at the drop of a hat. The interesting thing about this is the entertainment...
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    Windows CE 6 - Virtual Labs ?

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    I'm thinking about setting up some Windows CE 6 Virtual Labs, similar to the existing Virtual Labs on MSDN - so, if the labs were 30-60 minutes in length would you take the labs ? - Mike
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    New ICOP eBox 2300 - and Windows Embedded Student Challenge Projects.

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    Yesterday evening I took delivery of a shiny, new eBox 2300, the box is pretty small (see image below compare to a Windows Vista "Talking Rain" soda can) - This box has all the functionality of the eBox-II except for no parallel port - everything seems...
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    Windows CE 6 - What's new/interesting.

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    This year is the 10th year that Windows CE has been shipping ,the first released device running Windows CE 1.0 was the Casio A10 PC Companion (also known as the H/PC or hand held PC), this device bristled with features including 2MB Ram and 4MB Rom! ...
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    Electronic Picture Frames - Getting there, or missing the plot ?

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    I noticed the following posting on Gizmodo - the author is looking for an electronic picture frame, but doesn't like the Ceiva frames because they need to be plugged into a phone jack to download images, and can only pull images from the Ceiva server...
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    New Abacus MSN Direct (SPOT) Watch and .NET MicroFramework

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    Abacus have announced the latest MSN Direct Watch - From the MSN Direct site - The new Abacus® Smart Watch 2006 is better than ever! It delivers the MSN® Direct content you depend on and it's designed with the fashion-conscious person in mind. Abacus...
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    .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 available for download

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    Microsoft .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 Service Pack 1 has been released as a download . The service pack includes stability improvements, new debugging features, extended platform support, and new developer functionality. Most notably, users can...
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    MSDN Tutorials: A look at Windows CE 6 Beta.

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    If you've attended any of the MEDC 2006 world-wide events you will have received a copy of the Windows CE 6 Beta and of course have seen the product "in action" during the event keynote, in breakout sessions, and also perhaps in hands on labs. We recorded...
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    MEDC World-Wide Starbucks order

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    Here's the Starbucks drinks Loke and I are ordering around the world (apart from Nice/France where there aren't any Starbucks, but there are some rather tasty fish bones!) Check out the MEDC 2006 Starbucks drink video here - btw, the MEDC 2006 Podcast...
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    MEDC Malaysia

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    Today, June 27th is MEDC Malaysia - the keynote speaker is Tony Mestres, Senior Director in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group in Redmond (see below). As we've been traveling around the world we've been purchasing various local items for the...
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    Australia, Japan, Nice, service, and Picture Frames.

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    After a really good nights sleep at the Sofitel Hotel, Nice I've had some time to reflect on the last couple of weeks on the road - Melbourne and Sydney were great, language isn't an issue, the food is very similar to the UK (baked beans for breakfast...
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    Microsoft Robotics Studio CTP Available !

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    Microsoft Robotics Studio Community Tech Preview is now available for download. There's a ton of information about Microsoft Robotics Studio on the MSRS site , including case studies, tutorials, and of course the CTP download of the bits. Go check...
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    Microsoft Robotics Studio Blog

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    This looks like it could be an interesting blog to keep an eye on... Microsoft Robotics Studio Blog - Mike
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    MEDC 2006 - Next stop, Malaysia.

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    The first leg of the MEDC International events is done (Las Vegas/USA, Melbourne/Australia, Tokyo/Japan, and Nice/France) - the second leg of the tour gets started this coming weekend with Taiwan, China, and then Malaysia - unfortunately I don't get to...
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    Windows Mobile - Patterns and Practices

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    The Mobile Client Software Factory – Community Technical Preview Release is now available for download - this contains a number of application 'blocks' that can assist Windows Mobile developers with common (and sometimes time consuming) tasks, for example...
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    MSDN Channel9 - Robotics Studio Video.

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    Take a look at the Microsoft Robotics Studio video over on MSDN Channel 9 - you get to meet the team behind MSRS and get to see the tools (and robots) in action! Also, take a look at the MSRS press release : At RoboBusiness , Microsoft and several...
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    Heading for Malaysia and my new Windows CE 6 Tools Demo

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    Tonight I head for MEDC Malaysia - I fly from SeaTac at 11pm heading for Vancouver Canada (one hour flight), then pick up the Cathay Pacific flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong at 2:55am (13 hours 15 minutes), then Hong Kong to Malaysia at 8:50am (3 Hours...
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    A cautionary tale of Fish and Oceans!

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    Wednesday evening, Nice, France - I'm out for dinner with some of the speakers at MEDC Europe at the Coco Beach fish restaurant - I'm taking the second mouthful of fish and "Crack", I chew down on a bone, the crack is the sound of me losing a tooth! ...
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    MEDC 2006 Taiwan/China/Malaysia - Keeping up with the tour.

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    The MEDC 2006 world tour continues over the next couple of weeks with Taiwan, China, and Malaysia - If you want to keep up with some of the Redmond based speakers on the tour here's a list of sites you might be interested in visiting. Matt Kellner...
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    Last day of MEDC 2006 Europe.

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    Today is the last day of MEDC 2006 Europe - This has been three days of sessions, instructor led and self paced labs, ask the experts and time to mingle and meet some of the speakers and exhibitors (see exhibition space below). The event started...
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    MEDC 2006 Europe/France/Nice - Keynote Stage.

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    Here's a shot of the keyntoe stage for MEDC Europe (which starts tomorrow morning!) - you will notice that there's very little room for all of the hardware we're using in the keynote - it's going to be cramped, but fun.. - Mike
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    Smart Devices Remote Tools Framework Powertoy Released

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    The Smart Devices Remote Tools Framework is a powertoy for use by mobile and embedded system developers building on the Microsoft Windows CE platform. The package contains a pre-built host and device side components (for ARM devices only), a set of sample...
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    Project BoneFish.

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    ok, here it is, the x-ray of the broken tooth from chewing on fish bone in Nice/France, notice the nicely exposed root! - BTW, note to self, do not poke tongue into root, bad things happen. Perhaps I need to make a start on that embedded "blueooth...
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    Shared Source Contest: DVR Engine Live Chat

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    Microsoft will hold a special online "live chat" June 22 for participants in the 2006 Windows CE Shared Source Contest (and other interested developers). The event centers around the Shared Source digital video recorder (DVR) "engine" from the Windows...
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