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  • Blog Post: ‘New’ SoM from GHI Electronics

    OK – I’m a little behind on this one. The board has been out for a few months. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t deserve to be pointed out. There have been lots of great things going on with NETMF recently here in Microsoft that have been taking up time. We can talk about those...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #7 – Working with the Emulator when you have new Peripherals

    This is the seventh in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here . The project source code is posted on Codeplex...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #6 – More Complex Sensor Integration

    This is the sixth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  If you would like to start from the beginning, the first article can be found here . ...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #5 – UI continued – Custom Controls

    This is the fifth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. To jump to the initial article, click here .  I am still working on getting this project...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #4 – UI continued – Fonts and Touch

    This is the fourth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here .  I am still working on getting this...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #3 – Sensors and Sensor Integration

    This is the third in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  The first of the series can be found here .  Just as a reminder, if you would like...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #2 – Getting the Project Started

    This is the second in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. You can get to the first article of this series by following this link . In this second article...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Computer #1 – Introduction

    Embedded development has historically been a distinct skillset from development for the desktop, servers, and web. While the same programming models and tools can be used in desktop, server, web, and even cloud applications, embedded software development required developers with specialized skills often...
  • Blog Post: The .NET Micro Framework Version 4.1 Beta is now available.

    This is our first post-Open Source release and includes our first fixes and features contributed by the community. In addition, there are a number of enhancements done by the NETMF team here at Microsoft and there are new processors available from a new partner. Here is the list of feature changes...
  • Blog Post: .NET Micro Framework Roadmap

    I have been procrastinating putting this blog out as we have been getting feedback form our users and firming up our plans but now things seem to be jelling so here it is. We are working on a version 4.1 release that includes (pending any last minute contributions): VS 2010 support The Hashtable...
  • Blog Post: NETMF Partners at Embedded World

    The big embedded show for the year in Europe is coming up and some of the NETMF partners there have gotten together to present a booth on the .NET Micro Framework. This is the first time that the platform has had it's own booth since we first started. The companies include the full range of services...
  • Blog Post: Community Development site goes live!!

    Today we are launching our community development site. This is the site specifically focused on supporting the collaborative development of the .NET Micro Framework. This is in addition to our continued presence at Microsoft.com and MSDN. As announced when we originally launched the open source version...
  • Blog Post: .NET MF and TRON

    Happy New Year to everyone!!! While we were on our Holiday Break, there were things happening in Japan. In December at the TronShow, Dr. Ken Sakamura introduced a port of the .NET Micro Framework onto the TRON kernel. Dr Sakamura is, as you know, most famous as the originator, chief architect, and...
  • Blog Post: Back from the Professional Developers Conference

    Well, we have mostly recovered from a hectic week getting the 4.0 launch out and going to the Professional Developers Conference in LA. There were of course the ususal irritations at the conference like getting bumped out of our hotel because they overbooked and we were down at the Convention Cetner...
  • Blog Post: Refresh for the Beta version of the .NET Micro Framework 4.0

    Following up to your feedback we are providing a refresh for the Beta version of the .NET Micro Framework 4.0. Download procedures are as for the Beta and if you already accepted the Microsoft Connect invitations for the Beta PK and SDK, you should not have any access problem, and you should find...
  • Blog Post: Dare to Dream Different Contest Winners!!

    The final round of judging was completed last Friday evening. As I have mentioned before, the number and quality of the entries has made the contest very enjoyable but has made the selection process very difficult. The finalist and their projects are as follows: Professional Category James NG ...
  • Blog Post: Offer for Dare to Dream Different Contestants

    If you participated in Rounds 2 or 3 of the Dare to Dream Different contest, the GHI Electronics folks have a coupon offer for you that is very generous. You can visit their site at http://tinyclr.blogspot.com/ and learn more. The basics of the offer are: ======================== GHI Electronics...
  • Blog Post: Update on the 'open source' transition

    Lots to report here. First, the pre-release of version 4.0 has gone out to our hardware partners last week. They get a little jump on it so that they can have harwdare to support the broader beta. If you would like more information on that program - please 'Ask Colin'. The open Beta will be coming...
  • Blog Post: NETMF and Energy Management

    As we have seen from several of the entries in the Dare to Dream Different contest, there is a lot of interest energy management applications and the use of the Micro Framework in these applications. It absolutely makes sense since these solutions include a range of elements from small devices for local...
  • Blog Post: Cool Imagine Cup Entry

    Our Dare to Dream Different contestants are not the only ones using the Micro Framework in creative ways. The Micro Framework was part of the solution in an entry to the Imagine Cup ( http://imaginecup.com/ ) that won the Chinese competition and will be moving on to the next level competition in Egypt...
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