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  • Blog Post: Full video demo of KIN (aka Pink)

    MSDN Channel 9 have posted a video showing KIN (aka Pink) – go check out the video here on MSDN Channel 9 or go to the KIN web site to get more information. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Compact Framework – Understanding GC/Memory management

    Abhinaba from the .NET Compact Framework team has been writing a series of blog posts on the subject of Compact Framework, understanding memory allocation, garbage collection, mark/sweep vs. generational collection, and more to come! Here’s a link to the articles – and to Abhinabas blog homepage – I...
  • Blog Post: Engadget: Windows Mobile 6.5 walkthrough (with video)

    Engadget are at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, looks like they managed to get some time with a Windows Mobile 6.5 device - check out the review and video here . - Mike
  • Blog Post: Obama's new secure Blackberry - running Windows CE

    Just found this on C|NET - Obama appears to be an e-mail addict (aren't we all!) and doesn't want to give up his Blackberry.   <snip from C|NET article>One reason to curb presidential BlackBerrying is the possibility of eavesdropping by hackers and other digital snoops. While Research In Motion...
  • Blog Post: WE-DIG January 2009 meeting - Silverlight Mobile, Wednesday Jan 7th

    When: Wednesday January 7th 2009, 6:30pm Where: Mount Si, Bldg 118, Microsoft Campus, Redmond WA What: Microsoft recently announced Silverlight 2 on mobile at PDC. In this session, Amit and Anand will talk to you about core scenarios and value proposition for Silverlight on mobile; with interesting demos...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Mobile Application Development: Device Emulator and Cellular Emulator (Level 200)

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) In this webcast series, you learn how to develop applications for Windows Mobile Devices. Attend this webcast and discover how to get the most out of Device Emulator to help test and run your applications on a range of different devices...
  • Blog Post: PDC Conference 2008 registration is now open.

    The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 registration is now open. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and save $200 on your registration. Join us in Los Angeles October 27-30, 2008 and hear details about Microsoft’s services platform, the future of Windows, mobility (and Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Smart Device Development Chat (Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile)

    Please join experts from the Windows Mobile, Windows CE, SQL Server CE and .NET Compact Framework communities in a chat around application development for smart devices. These chats are a great opportunity to have your questions answered by experts from around the world. ----------------------------...
  • Blog Post: WE-DIG May 2008: What's new in the .NET Compact Framework 3.5

    Paul Yao is presenting this evenings WE-DIG session , the topic for this evening is "What's new in the .NET Compact Framework 3.5" - if you can't make it to the WE-DIG meeting in person then you can check out the online video up on the MSDN Channel 9 site . If you are able to make the session, then we...
  • Blog Post: EQATEC: .NET Compact Framework Application Profiler

    Building an application for a mobile or embedded device is a different experience to developing on the desktop, you are usually building your application code to target a remote device (rather than running on a desktop PC [although you can of course use the Windows CE or Windows Mobile emulators!]) ...
  • Blog Post: c|net - A golden anniversary for Lego

    The humble Lego brick has turned 50 years old (amazing, huh!) - c|net has a series of photos of things that can be built from Lego, including <drum roll>, the Windows Mobile Robot, WiMo Cool! - Mike
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Screencast: Using Microsoft Robotics Studio with Windows Mobile.

    Olivier Bloch , an Embedded Developer Evangelist based in France recently delivered a session at TechEd Europe on using Microsoft Robotics Studio to build a service that runs on a Windows Mobile phone that remotely controls a robot (connected over Bluetooth). Here's a link to the Channel 9 video and...
  • Blog Post: Do you have suggestions for making Windows Mobile better?

    The Windows Mobile team have setup a Suggestions Box forum for you to share your thoughts on how to make Windows Mobile better - if you have suggestions then drop over to the forum and post the idea! - Mike
  • Blog Post: Managed Web Services running on Windows CE and Windows Mobile ?

    If you're a desktop developer you are probably very familiar with both building and consuming XML Web Services from managed code - Web Services is a really simple way to share information between two devices. We've been supporting Web Services on Windows CE for some time now, unfortunately the only way...
  • Blog Post: OpenNETCF Community - Open for business...

    This is pretty awesome, those amazing OpenNETCF folks have just launched a new community page on the OpenNETCF web site . What's the community all about? - here's a snip from the OpenNETCF community page: While OpenNETCF Consulting and the OpenNETCF name itself are strongly associated to the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 Released (July 9th).

    Robotics Studio 1.5 is now available for download - there are a number of improvements in the new release, including support for CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile (these were also available in the Community Tech Preview released before this years MEDC event), updated documentation, new samples, enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Development Handbook

    Andy Wigley, Daniel Moth, and Peter Foot have been hard at work developing an MS Press book called Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook ( link to Amazon ) - the book (all 688 pages of it!) covers the following topics. 1. .NET Compact Framework—a Platform on the Move 2. Building a Microsoft Windows Forms...
  • Blog Post: Download: CE 6.0 USB Camera Driver

    We've just released a CE 6.0 USB Camera Driver ( download page here ) - CE 6.0 introduces a new camera driver model that mirrors the capabilities of the existing Windows Mobile camera driver model - on CE 5.0 we didn't expose a camera driver model, this meant that camera driver developers would need...
  • Blog Post: Windows CE: That's fine, but will my application run ?

    Windows Desktop (XP/Vista) and Windows Mobile have the benefit of being a well defined application platform, if you write an application to run on Windows Vista then you know that the same application will also run on another PC running Vista, if you write a Windows Mobile 6 Professional (Pocket PC)...
  • 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: Windows Mobile "Hulk Hogan" has a blog.

    Finally Steve Hegenderfer ( Hulk Hogan ) from the Windows Mobile team has a blog up and running - Steve is the image on the right of the blog banner. Steve works with Windows Mobile partners, I'm sure there's going to be some pearls of wisdom on the blog (oh, did I mention that Reed Robison is also posting...
  • 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: Sliverlight on Windows Mobile

    Check out the interview with Scott Holden, Product Unit Manager for the .NET Compact Framework Team showing Silverlight running on a Windows Mobile device. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Survey.

    The Windows Mobile team are running a survey, they don't have prizes or T-Shirts to hand out but do want to get feedback from you - if you have a few minutes to spare then head over to the Windows Mobile Survey . - Mike
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