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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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    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 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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    Latest MSDN Article

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    Last summer I wrote a blog on StreamInsight and the great fit between that product and the kinds of data analytics challenges that the Internet of Things will generate – pulling information out of massive amounts of data that individually is of low value...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .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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    Renesas Announces .NETMF ports

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    As you may already know from the 4.1 announcements, Renesas has provided new ports for their SH-2/A series of microcontrollers.  Yesterday, they made their own announcement of that support and I wanted to use re-use some of the content from that...
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    Making the Robot Arm Move Again – on .NET Gadgeteer

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    Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework , .NET Gadgeteer , Robotics 6 weeks ago, I posted a blog about controlling a robot arm with the new Netduino board ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/netmfteam/archive/2010/08/30/making-the-robot-arm-move-again.aspx ). ...
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    Breathalyzer on a new board

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    As you may know, when a new board is announced, I try to find a good project for it.  I have to tell you that this goal is keeping me pretty busy.  This one I had to finish at the request of the Channel 9 team for PDC – that is a breathalyzer...
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    FTP Support – Contribution

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    Friedel Megen van Technorati Tags: .NET Micro Framework , NETMF , MCU , FTP , Embedded Programming from the Microsoft Innovation Center in Aachen, Germany has contributed FTP support to the .NET Micro Framework.  The feature has been integrated with...
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    Microsoft Dare to Dream Different Challenge!

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    Do you dream of a world where thermostats use weather forecasts to save energy and refrigerators reorder groceries? Would you like to bring your dream devices to life with the power of the .NET Micro Framework's tools? Enter the challenge for an opportunity...
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    Team Zero creates version 1.0 of their mobius donuts

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    We just got done making version 1.0 of our mobius donuts using our brand, spanking new donut machine. Check out the results and our experiences in a short video posted on our facebook forum
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    Our Channel 9 video gets 10,000+ views in two days

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    Catherine Heller from our sister team posted an interview with a couple of folks from our team on Channel 9. And guess what? We have had 10,000+ views in 2 days! Besides turning Jonathan Kagle and Lorenzo Tessiore into instant celebrities, I think...
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    Porting Kit Promotion Period Ending

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    If you've been thinking about trying out our porting kit but putting it off for a rainy day, the end of rainy days is just around the corner. April 15 wil now be the last day you'll be able to download our V3.0 Porting Kit for the low US promotional price...
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    EmbeddedFusion releases SP1 Firmware and SDK for the .Net Micro Framework

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    The folks over at EmbeddedFusion just released their SP1 Firmware and an updated SDK for the Tahoe Dev board and the Meridian SOC. This looks like a really cool release for them. Not only are they now supporting flash management, but they also have a...
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    NETMF and Energy Management

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    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...
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    New Hardware

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    There is some interesting new hardware that is hitting the streets these days and I wanted to take a minute in case you missed some of it. There are new modules and boards from Device Solutions, AUG Electronics, and GHI Electronics. I’ll go through them...
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    The first working prototypes for the v4.0 release are up&running

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    A couple of weeks ago we released the pre-Beta porting kit for the v4.0 release of the Micro Framework to selected porting partners. Since then a number of partners got their development boards up& running. We are very pleased for this easy transition...
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    Offer for Dare to Dream Different Contestants

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    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...
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    Dare to Dream Different Contest Winners!!

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    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...
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    Channel 9 NETMF Coverage

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    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. ...
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