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  • 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: 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: .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: Additional refresh for the Beta version of the .NET Micro Framework 4.0

    Following up to some specific feedback we decided to provide one more update to the Beta version. The update is available for download at https://connect.microsoft.com/netmf/ . In this update we fix some issues with debugging over TCP/IP, we polished MDK3.80a support and we moved the entire DPWS stack...
  • Blog Post: DPWS in the .NET Micro Framework

    The .NET Micro Framework v3.0 includes a full-featured DPWS stack and a code generation tool, MFSvcUtil.exe, that generates Hosted Service Stubs and Client Proxies from a standard WSDL. The DPWS stack on the Micro Framework has been developed exclusively for the Micro Framework, and will not run on...
  • Blog Post: New article on using Interop posted

    I've just posted an article on using interop in .NET Micro Framework V3.0. Abstract The .NET Micro framework provides a rich level of support for embedded systems development from handling interrupts on GPIO pins to talking to hardware on an SPI or I 2 C bus. Unfortunately, sometimes, that’s not...
  • Blog Post: Test-signing the Micro Framework USB driver for installation on Vista 64-bit systems

    The 64-bit version of Windows Vista requires all kernel mode drivers or services to pass a validation. In this follow-up of building USB driver in the Micro Framework, I’ll briefly outline the necessary steps to sign a driver that meets the requirement. These steps are intended for users working in a...
  • Blog Post: Building the USB driver under the Micro Framework Version 3 Porting Kit

    The version 3 Micro Framework Porting Kit includes a working USB sample driver for partners to support their USB-based development boards. In this first part of a two-part posting, we will step through the process of building a USB driver. We'll follow-up in a later note with a short recipe explaining...
  • Blog Post: Canucks at PDC - .NET Micro Framework

    Joey deVilla posted a video with .Net MF Program Manager Jim Mateer at PDC where they talk all about .Net MF and donuts. http://blogs.msdn.com/cdndevs/archive/2008/11/01/canucks-at-pdc-net-micro-framework.aspx
  • Blog Post: SD Times talks about .NET Micro Framework 3.0

    SD Times has published an interesting article about .NET Micro Framework and the upcoming 3.0 release. Read it online here: http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=32341 And make sure you are signed up for the .NET Micro Framework newsletter. The newsletter is where we'll announce the...
  • Blog Post: Opening the .NET MF 3.0 kimono

    Psst, hey buddy, if you promise to keep this to yourself, I'll tell you what we're working on for .NET Micro Framework v3. We think you're gonna really like it. Jonathan Kagle just finished his presentation this morning at Tech-Ed in Orlando where he provided a preview of what will be in the next...
  • Blog Post: Get a Sneak Peek at .NET Micro Framework 3.0 at Tech-Ed Developers 2008

    We'll be in Orlando June 2nd to June 6th at Tech-Ed Developers 2008 , showing the latest products built on .NET Micro Framework. Our team will be hosting four technical breakout sessions during the conference, and the first 200 attendees of our .NET Micro Framework sessions will receive a free copy of...
  • Blog Post: .NET Micro Framework at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2008

    A few weeks ago the team ventured out to ESC Silicon Valley in San Jose, where we had the opportunity to show off some of our favorite .NET Micro Framework devices and prototypes, and share our new MF video , featuring our fearless leader, Colin Miller. One of the most popular demos was a concept...
  • Blog Post: IIC China Shenzhen and IIC China Shanghai

    "Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework 把 .NET 的可靠性能和卓越效率與 Microsoft® Visual Studio 的高生 產 力合而為一,方便用 户为 規模較小、價格較廉、資源有限的設備來編製程式。 " The .NET Micro Framework team joined the embedded/IC conferences in China for the first time! We had the pleasure of appearing at the IIC China Shenzhen(Mar3-4) and the IIC...
  • Blog Post: Embedded World 2008 Part 2

    The team is just back from another successful Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. This is our one-year anniversary from our launch at this conference last year. It was good to go back and think about our progress. When we were there a year ago, there were just a few development platforms and no commercial...
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