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  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 Developers (June 3-6) - Call for "Embedded" Content

    TechEd 2008 is one of the events that will be replacing the Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference (MEDC) this year. We will have an embedded track at TechEd Developers which is running from June 3-6. If you are interested in submitting content for the track then send me an e-mail and I will provide...
  • Blog Post: MEDC Keynote Consumer Video (NETMF, Windows CE, XPE, Vista - and WSD)

    If you attended any of the MEDC International events you would have seen the "Consumer Experience" demo, this uses .NET Micro Framework, Windows CE, Home Server, Windows Vista and the core technology is WSD (Web Services on Devices) - Here's the video (and a link to the video ) Video: MEDC 2007 Consumer...
  • Blog Post: Last day in NZ - next stop Seattle...

    Today was our second, and last day in NZ, last evening we presented a mini-MEDC at the local convention center covering Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded tools and technologies - today we had a series of customer meetings, and had an hour or so over lunchtime to get up onto the hills above ChCha (Christchurch...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007, the trip to NZ, if it can go wrong, it will...

    Today (May 17th) we (that's Don Kerr, Rob Tiffany, Derek Snyder , and I) had an 8:30am flight from Sydney to Christchurch/NZ for the mini-MEDC event - since this is an international flight we arranged to be at the airport by 7:00am - It was a little foggy in Sydney this morning, which meant massive disruption...
  • Blog Post: MEDC Australia - Done, next stop Christchurch.

    MEDC Australia is now done, I had a great time in Sydney, it's been a tough schedule, arriving from Seattle the day before rehearsals, then the event, and customer meetings today . There were four sessions on the Windows Embedded track, these were: Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 (presented...
  • Blog Post: The Matrix Fountain in Sydney

    After we completed MEDC rehearsals it was time to get some top shelf tucker out with a few mates who are also working at the event. While walking back to the hotel I noticed a fountain that looked oddly familiar, almost as if I'd been here before, perhaps a touch of déjà vu. To quote Trinity from "The...
  • Blog Post: Amazing Security at Microsoft Australia!

    MEDC 2007 Australia/New Zealand kicks off tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15th May), today we've been at the Microsoft Sydney office and have been rehearsing the keynote and sessions for MEDC. Security at the Microsoft office is amazing, take a look at the image below, even the bathrooms appear to have cardkey...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Competition - Interview with Joseph Fernando.

    As soon as the Sumo Robotics competition finished I managed to grab an interview with Joseph Fernando, an Architect on the Microsoft Robotics Studio team to talk about the competition and Robotics Studio. - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Robotics competition - Competitor Interviews.

    At the end of each round of the Sumo Robotics Competition we managed to grab an interview with the competitor that had been knocked out of the competition . Here's part one of the interviews. and part two... It's interesting to see that everyone that took part is interested in working with Robotics Studio...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Competition (Photos).

    Here's a set of photos from this years MEDC Sumo Robotics competition - thanks to Vetala Hawkins (the official event photographer for taking some amazing shots from the event). The first photo really captures the excitement of watching vacuum cleaners fight! As usual, the Sumo competition really is the...
  • Blog Post: Mini MEDC coming to NZ...

    Just been checking out Darryl Burling's blog - there's a mini-MEDC event coming to NZ on May 17th. Speakers at the event will be Derek Snyder (windows mobile) and Mike Hall (windows embedded). Hope to see you all there! - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Speaker Scores (Mobile vs. Embedded)

    This year introduces another way for speakers to be competitive, not content with just seeing who the best speakers are, this year Derek introduced the Windows Mobile vs. Windows Embedded chart... Congratulations must go to Doug Boling for taking the top session slot, and also getting six of his sessions...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Robotics Studio Final.

    Here's the MEDC Sumo Robotics Final - the announcer for the competition was Michael Buffer ! (listen out for the famous "Let's get ready to rumble" just before the final round begins. I interviewed all of the people taking part in the competition, the consistent message from all of the contestants was...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Highlights of the Sumo Robotics Competition.

    Here's a video montage of last nights Sumo Robotics Competition... More videos on the way... Congratulations to Brian Warren on winning the competition! - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Instructor Led Labs.

    We're running a number of embedded (and mobile) instructor led labs at MEDC - these labs are always popular, it's a great way for attendees to get "Hands on" with the tools/technologies, and at the same time have the developers, architects, testers that work on the technologies available to answer questions...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: What is Windows Embedded CE ?

    Here's Derek interviewing the Windows Embedded CE Product Manager, Dan Javnoson - so what is Windows Embedded CE ? - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: What's cool about Windows XP Embedded

    Derek Snyder interviews John Doyle, the Windows XP Embedded Product Manager - find out what's new and interesting with Windows XP Embedded. - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Microsoft Robotics Studio.

    Joseph Fernando is one of the Architects working on Microsoft Robotics Studio, we've just released a Community Tech Preview of Robotics Studio 1.5 which now supports CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile. Here's David Lee from the Robotics Studio team talking about the Simulation environment. Paul Roberts from the...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Rob Tiffany, scaling Windows Mobile across the Enterprise.

    Rob Tiffany (Senior Technical Product Manager, Windows Mobile) has built a server rack with thousand of clients to show how Windows Mobile on the front end and SQL/Exchange can scale across the Enterprise - check out the video. Rob had this server rack sat in his office for a week or so before the conference...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Interview with Dave Kelley and Ilya Bukshteyn

    Straight after the keynote there are typically a set of "General Sessions" covering Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded etc... - The Windows Embedded CE session was delivered by Ilya Bukshteyn (Director, Windows Embedded Marketing) and David Kelley (Product Unit Manager, Windows CE Engineering...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: The Good, Bad, and Ugly.

    Yep, it's MEDC 2007 time again, we've just completed the first day (and at the time of this posting, the second day of the event kicks off in about six hours!). If you are attending the event I'd really like to hear all of your comments about the event, what's worked well, what can be improved for next...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Keynote excitement! (and vote for your favorite demo person!)

    Here's some shots of the MEDC 2007 keynote, we get to see Derek Snyder talking about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio Codename "Orcas", Mike (that's me) talking about Sumo Robots running CE 6.0 and being programmed using Microsoft Robotics Studio, and Robbie giving the keynote. Interestingly, James Pratt...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Behind the scenes of the keynote.

    This is a pretty interesting look behind the scenes of the MEDC 2007 keynote, we get to see behind the stage (way too much gear!), Derek in rehearsals, interviews with Robbie Bach (and Derek), and Derek, James, and I having some quick breakfast about 30 minutes before the keynote started [we were in...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Interview with Derek Snyder, keynote rehearsals.

    Derek provides a walk through of his keynote demos, and we get cut off by the event producers to start yet another keynote rehearsal. - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Interview with Jon Rauschenberger (CTO Clarity Consulting)

    During the MEDC keynote we had three Embedded specific demos, the first was around Robotics and CE 6.0, the second was a solution built by Clarity Consulting for Windows XP Embedded which includes a WPF based UI (built in Expression Blend), SQL Compact Edition, Visual Studio 2005, and the .NET Framework...
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