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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

November, 2006

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    Feedback on the "Virtual Launch" ?

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    If you attended the " Virtual Launch " event I'd be interested in your feedback on whether this works well, whether the sessions and virtual labs are useful and any other feedback about this mechanism for getting content, launches and announcements out...
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    MEDC: Live or Virtual Events ?

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    We've recently launched CE 6.0 and XPE Feature Pack 2007 through a Virtual Launch - this means that ALL content keynote, labs, and sessions are available for the live event and also online after launch for anyone world-wide to view or take labs. The Virtual...
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    Using CellCore with Windows Embedded CE 6.0

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    CE 6.0 ships with a number of new/updated features - this includes tools integration into Visual Studio 2005 (which provides updates to MFC, ATL, STL, WTL, compilers, C++ language conformance etc...) - kernel changes to support more than 32 processes...
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    CE 6.0 CEFileWiz

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    I've had a number of people asking about availability of a CE 6.0 version of CEFileWiz - you can download the latest version of CEFileWiz here . - Mike
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    And then... it snowed...

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    It's Monday November 27th at about 8pm in sunny old redmond - late afternoon it started snowing - you can see from the photo below that it's only a couple of inches of snow on the ground, this has brought the roads in/out of Redmond to a stand still ...
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    15th Nov, Yokohama, Japan.

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    I've now arrived at the Royal Park Hotel in Yokohama, Japan after an 11 hour and 30 minute flight from London/Heathrow and 90 minutes on a train - jetlag is a wonderful thing The trip from Narita airport to Yokohama was extremely simple - thanks to...
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    Zuning in Japan.

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    James Kim, Senior Editor at c|net takes a look at the new Zune - here's a link to the c|net video - more c|net coverage here I have a Zune player with me on the road that I've been using to play music and video content which was excellent for the recent...
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    CE 6.0: Don't add Platform Manager to your OSDesign

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    Adding the Platform Manager component to a CE 6.0 operating system design will generate build errors for a platform - the error will read something like: Error: Could not find file 'C:\WINCE600\OSDesigns\<Release Dir Path>\cemgrc.exe' on disk...
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    Soap: a mouse-like pointing device that works in mid-air

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    This is kinda cool - a handheld "furry" wireless mouse like device created by Patrick Baudisch from Microsoft Research - the video includes instructions for building the device. - Mike
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    CE 6.0 on Vista.

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    Since I had a couple of hours to burn on Monday evening waiting for the snow bound traffic to clear I decided to pave my laptop hard drive, install Vista and all of my usual development tools - including Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta...
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    Next stop, Yokohama, Japan.

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    Last week was TechEd Developers 2006, Barcelona, Spain - I like the way the conference has been split into a Developers conference and an ITPro Conference. I spent Monday and part of Tuesday of this week in the Microsoft UK TVP ( Thames Valley Park )...
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    UK: Breakfast of Champions.

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    It's Tuesday 14th November, I'm in Reading/UK, this afternoon I fly out to Japan to present at the CE 6.0 launch event - This morning is my last opportunity to sample great British food in the form of a full english breakfast - so here it is... bacon...
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    CE 6.0 and XPE Feature Pack 2007 Launched! and 100% Kernel Shared Source.

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    Today, November 1st Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 were launched at a Live Virtual Event from Microsoft Studios in Redmond/WA. The event kicked off with a keynote given by Craig Mundie (Chief Research...
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    Samsung i320, Photos, TechEd Europe and Starbucks.

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    This week I'm in Barcelona for TechEd Europe - the weather is great, it's about 60F (much better than the freezing, wet weather in Seattle when I left!). I have a Samsung i320 to play with for the week (see image below) - for the last few months I...
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    Channel9: The difference between Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows Mobile.

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    Rory Blyth has just posted a video to MSDN Channel 9 that discusses the difference between Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded and Windows Mobile - check out the video here The video was recorded in my office just a few days before the CE 6.0 Launch Event...
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    EETimes: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Article.

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    There's an interesting article covering the updates for CE 6.0 on EETimes site - this talks about the updates to kernel architecture, shared source, and new operating system technologies. - Mike
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    The iCup cometh (sometime soon)...

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    While I was waiting for Vista and Office 2007 to install and for 148th to stop being packed with traffic I decided to go make myself a cup of coffee (since the Starbucks in the Cafe had already closed) - I spotted the following right next to the existing...
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    .NET MicroFramework Webcast

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    The .NET MicroFramework team have recoreded an Introduction to the .NET MicroFramework webcast - if you are new to the .NET MicroFramework or want to get an overview of the tools/technologies then this would be a good starting point for you. - Mike
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    CEAppCompat - Location.

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    If you have existing CE 5.0 based applications or DLLs you probably want to determine whether these are going to work ok with CE 6.0 - The CE 6.0 product ships with an application compatibility tool called CeAppCompat - this is a command line tool that...
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    Virtual Labs - Feedback ? - Want more ?

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    For the CE 6.0 and XPE Feature Pack Launch we posted seven virtual labs online (only five are currently live, we're still waiting for the other two to propogate out to the live servers). I'm interested in getting your feedback on the labs - Are the labs...
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    MEDC 2007: Call for Papers!

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    The MEDC 2007 Call for Papers is now live! (I can't believe this has come around so quickly). Sessions for this year fall into the following categories: Building Embedded Devices Application Development Managing Windows Mobile Devices ...
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    Car Rental and GPS Navigation.

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    Just arrived in the UK from Barcelona and collected a rental car for a few days (I have meetings in the Microsoft TVP/Reading office on Monday and Tuesday morning), I have a hotel booked in the center of Reading - getting from London Heathrow to the edge...
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    Yokohama: Embedded Technology Conference &amp; Team Meal

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    This is probably the last post from Yokohama, tomorrow I fly back to Seattle after a couple of extremely interesting weeks on the road. Today was the Embedded Technology Conference running in Yokohama, Microsoft ran a "private" conference for the launch...
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    Final morning in Japan...

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    The world-wide trip is now over and I'm back in (surprisingly) sunny Seattle - just need to get to the airport - the transportation was just amazing ! - didn't take as long to get to the airport as I expected... The red blanket is used to ward off evil...
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    Windows Mobile Team Snowman...

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    Yep, here it is, the Windows Mobile team Snowman - Heading to a meeting in the next building I could see that the Windows Mobile team had been busy building a snowman outside of their building reception. Just one question - Was the snowman built by Program...
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