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About .Net Micro Framework Team Blog

Welcome to the .NET Micro Framework team blog, where we’ll be posting about our experiences, ideas, and activities. Our intent is to provide the latest information about the .NET Micro Framework, to get your unfiltered feedback, to support the development of the community, and to just plain have fun.
We spend most of our time working to make the .NET Micro Framework better, and finding time to blog on a regular basis on top of that can be hard. So a number of developers, testers, and product managers from the .NET Micro Framework team will be posting here to make sure you get the latest information from a variety of perspectives. Occasionally MVPs and Microsoft employees in other groups will join in as well. 
By the way, this blog is usually not the best place to get immediate help with a problem you’re having. Support for specific .NET Micro Framework issues is best obtained through Microsoft product support services, our discussion forum, or your board vendor.  Other .NET Micro Framework resources are available through our NETMF.com website.

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    Version 4.2 RTM Today!! (Updated)

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    We are glad to announce today the RTM of the .NET Micro Framework version 4.2.  You can download the SDK and PK as well as the all sources from our Codeplex project , client_v4_2 branch, at change number 13620 .   (We will be distributing...
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    So you always wanted to be an angel investor

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    KickStarter.com was a new one for me.   There are dozens of interesting projects out there from movies to technology to children’s books.  What all these things have in common is that they need grass roots funding.  At Kickstarter...
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    Cortex Support on NETMF in Open Source Project

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    There is a lot of interest in the Cortex M series platforms these days.  One reason that these are interesting for very small devices like .NET Micro Framework is that they use a new instruction set – Thumb2 – that is more compact than the one used...
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    NETMF Version 4.2 Release Candidate 2

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    We have just posted the second Release Candidate for .NET Micro Framework version 4.2.  We decided to do another release candidate so that we could take a few more features from the community and so that we could get a little more exposure to some...
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    NETMF 4.2 Contributor and a Cool Product

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    It is great to be able to highlight a valuable contribution to the 4.2 codebase and a cool application of the platform at the same time. The contribution is from Richard Scott at Pulsecor ( http://www.pulsecor.com/ ). People have asked for examples of...
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    NETMF 4.2 – Regular Expressions

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    With the 4.2 release just around the corner, I wanted to highlight another contributions from the community – specifically in this case, Regular Expressions. This feature was contributed by Julius Friedman.  Regular Expressions This is desktop compatible...
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    NETMF Student and Hobbyist projects

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    The last few blogs have highlighted some of the NETMF uses at the Imagine Cup.  These are presumably products that are targeting commercial applications and both of these project teams are exploring the road to bringing their products to market. ...
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    Imagine Cup and NETMF (Part 2)

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    The team that won the Software Design category was Team Hermes from Sligo, Ireland. This team created an application that addressed the issue of the high rate of traffic fatalities In Ireland with a classically ‘Internet of Things’ solution. They instrumented...
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    Imagine Cup and NETMF (Part 1)

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    The Imagine Cup just finished an once again there were some great projects as always.  This year, even more than in the past, there were a number of projects that included the .NET Micro Framework platform.  I have had the opportunity to talk...
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    Internet of Things and StreamInsight

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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum with more and more investment from governments and companies being announced all the time.  There is still some complexity to the development of solutions in this segment because the solutions require...
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    NETMF 4.2 – Other CodePlex NETMF Projects

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    In this latest release of the .NET Micro Framework we have tried to acknowledge some of the great contributions from the community and we will continue to do that.  In addition, there are great contributions happening at our partner’s sites. ...
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    NETMF 4.2 – Porting Kit Studio

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    Version 4.2 went to Beta a few days ago with an impressive assortment of contributions from the community.  One contribution stands out for its scope and ambition.  That contribution is the PKStudio contributed by Alexandr Surkov and Igor Kiselev...
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    NETMF Version 4.2 Beta now available

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    Today, we have posted the Beta bits for the NETMF version 4.2 release to CodePlex.

    There are some great additional features beyond what we announced for the 4.2 Alpha release (cryptographic primitives, PWM, FTP,…). These include:

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    Do You Have a Commercial Product Using NETMF?

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    I am always being asked for examples of what NETMF is used for. I am also frequently surprised by what people are doing with it. Since going Open Source, there is not an obvious way for me to find out what people are doing with the product and the result is that my list of applications is getting a little stale

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    NETMF at TechEd 2011

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    Just got back form TechEd 2011 where Microsoft’s smallest platform had the biggest booth (no kidding). We also had a lot of help manning the booth – thanks to all the volunteers there. The word got out that we had some cool demos as well. Here is what we were showing.

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    .NET Gadgeteer Live as an Open Source Project

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    Over the last 7 months, we have shown the .NET Gadgeteer to a number of internal and external parties. The response is almost always the same – where can I get one?

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    New Kits from GHI Electronics

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    In case you haven’t been out to the GHI site in the last few days, they just announced a new set of kits. These kits are intended to give you an easy on-ramp to building things.

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    The Curious Cloud Contest

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    It has been a busy month getting ready for MIX 2011 in Las Vegas last week. We put together a cool challenge for some of the attendees – a challenge that was maybe a little too challenging but still fun.

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    NETMF 4.2 Alpha Available

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    I’m a bit tardy on this announcement since the release has been available for almost 10 days now but things are pretty busy here. On March 15th, we posted an alpha version of the 4.2 release. The features that are available in this early look are security improvements, FTP Support, a PWM Object, and a number of fixes to the issues that you have reported in the issue tracker on the CodePlex project.

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    Thread Communication and Synchronization

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    After the last blog on Threads and Thread Priorities , readers asked for a continuation on Thread Communication and Synchronization. Before I jump in, I have to reiterate that concurrency is a complex issue. I won’t try to compete with the technical...
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    Where to find NETMF this Spring

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    This is a busy spring for conferences for the platform.  Here is a partial list of places that you can look for us.  Spread the word about these events so that people can get hands on with the product and get any questions that they have answered...
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    Threads and Thread Priorities in NETMF

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    I started this article with the objective of providing a more up to date discussion of thread priorities. I thought first that I should cover a little about threads just in case. If you are already conversant in threads, jump ahead to the Thread Priorities...
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    A New Book Experience!!

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    There is a new book that is not completely out yet but I am really excited about it.  The book is ‘Getting Started with the Internet of Things’ by Cuno Pfister. ( http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920013037 ) There are a number of reasons that I really...
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    Need Help Getting Started with NETMF?

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    Updated with new location. and new content description and translation ‘challenge’ Are you a .NET programmer who needs some background in embedded interfaces?  Not sure how to debounce a button or why you might want to do that?  Maybe you even...
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    Pyxis 2.0 – an Operating Environment for NETMF

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    Note: Updated to include a link to the new CodePlex project below. I had an interesting chat with Thomas Holtq Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework , NETMF , TinyCLR , Pyxis , Skewworks , NETMF OS uist of Skewworks ( http://skewworks.com/ ) this morning...
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