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  • Blog Post: NETMF Applications: Smart Gateway for a range of heating/power generation plants

    A question that I am frequently asked is where NETMF is used commercially. This would be an easy question to answer if we charged for the platform, because then we would know who our customers are. But as an Open Source project, we only hear anecdotally what people are doing. This is the second in a...
  • Blog Post: NETMF Applications: Remote Cooling Tower monitoring systems with cellular connectivity

    A question that I am frequently asked is where has NETMF is used commercially. This would be an easy question to answer if we charged for the platform because we would know who our customers are. But as an Open Source project, we only hear anecdotally what people are doing. I’m starting a series...
  • Blog Post: Coming Home

    Looking at the blog history, it has been exactly two years since I last made an entry so it about time for a new update. Let’s talk about why the team is back and what we are doing. Some months ago at the BUILD conference, Steve Teixeira (Director of Program Management on the IOT team) re-introduced...
  • Blog Post: Hello!

    It’s been a while since the .NET Micro Framework team has provided an update about the project. Well the team is here and has been busy gathering feedback from the community, thinking about future direction of the project and at the same time starting to work on some of the base functionality that...
  • Blog Post: NETMF 4.3: Document Update and Issue Fixing

    Thank you for your support. As always, we will continue supporting .NET Micro Framework. Coming soon, we will update the SDK document and fix some critical issues. In the meantime, please migrate your work to version 4.3. Again, we really appreciate your support and warmly welcome any feedback. [NETMF...
  • 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: .NET Gadgeteer at Maker Faire in NY

    If you are not familiar with Maker Faire , I am not sure that I can fully describe it (although I like ‘Science meets Circus’).  We spoke with the founder of the faire and he said the question that he is most commonly asked is ‘what is it?’.  The common theme seems to be people with really...
  • 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: Selecting hardware for your project

    The .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) has opened up embedded software development to a large new audience of existing .NET developers. There are also a number of current embedded software developers who are trying out NETMF for the productivity and flexibility that it provides. For these groups, the question...
  • 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: .NET Micro Framework Version 4.0 ships, Open Source, Community Development, and more.

    Today, Nov 16 th , 2009, I have a number of exciting things to share: Version 4.0, Open Source, the new Community Development Model, and how to get at all this stuff which is all still free. First , we are launching version 4.0 of the .NET Micro Framework today. This is our first version to come out...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 NETMF Coverage

    Here is coverage of NETMF on 'This week on Channel 9'. They discuss the contest that just completed and the upcoming 4.0 release. They include a link to the 4.0 port video. The interviews with the professional contest finalists are coming next week. http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/This+Week+On+Channel...
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