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Development and architecture for Windows Mobile devices. And a few useful tips on the way...

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    30 days of .NET for Windows Mobile

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    Chris Craft has started the 30 Days of .NET [Windows Mobile Applications] . During each of the 30 days he shows how to create a different Windows Mobile appliction in .NET Compact Framework. And he has got a few followers who create the same application...
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    Tech Ed is upon us.

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    If you are coming to Tech Ed this year, which is starting in a two weeks, I have a few sesssions there. Break-out session (MBL402) "Creating a Compelling and Attractive UI When Developing for Windows Mobile and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework...
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    Would you like to develop for Zune?

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    Now you can. We have just released the fist CTP for Microsoft XNA Studio 3.0 that enables you to create games for Zunes! I've been testing a pre-release versions and all I can tell you is - wow, what a treat. Go ahead and try it yourself. Here are...
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    Silverlight Mobile

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    You've probably heard about the announcements made at the MIX08 about the Silverlight on Windows Mobile devices. Check out this great presentation that was done by Amit Chopra and David Kline on the roadmap, tips and tricks of developing pages for devices...
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    Sync Services for Devices

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    The first CTP of the Sync Services for ADO.NET for Devices has finally become available. I have been working with the earlier bits on a few customer engagements and really like the capabilities that this framework is providing to the device application...
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    The new Windows Mobile Developer center.

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    The new Windows Mobile developer center is avaialable on MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsmobile/default.aspx It will be able to deliver double or even tripple amount of content each month on Windows Mobile development. Check out...
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    The new Zunes rock.

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    If you haven't lived under the rock for the last month or so, than you should have heard about the new Zunes the Microsoft has released a few weeks ago. So I've managed to get myself the Zune 80 on the day it was released and really been enjoying it....
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    DataGrid with a custom header and selection.

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    One of the questions that has recently come up on the .Net CF MSDN forums was on how to create a custom (owner drawn) header in the DataGrid. This person wanted to implement the look similar to the grid that is used in the Mobile CRM application that...
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    "How do I!?" videos for device developers.

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    I was pointed out today to a great resource for developers that are available on MSDN: "How Do I?" Videos for Devices - short videos (podcasts?) available in any format possible that teach beginners or seasoned developers new to the device development...
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    New Community Site from OpenNETCF

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    My former colleagues from OpenNETCF have created a new community site . The site will host a source code repository for open/shared code, white papers, articles and white papers relevant to Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile developers and a monthly...
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    "Fuhgeddaboudit" sign.

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    This sign cracks me up every time I pass it: It's located on Belt Parkway just before entering the Verazano bridge.
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    Book on Windows Mobile data syncronization.

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    Rob Tiffany has been writing the book which is called " Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1" and he's been making available chapters from the book through his blog . Don't miss it. Great stuff.
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    Implementing MVC pattern in .NET CF applications (Part 3) or Where is the Model.

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    As Neil has astutely observed, the code that I described in my previous posts does not have an implementation of the 'Model' part from the Model-Viewer-Controller pattern. The main reason for this is that .NET CF provides many choices in implementing...
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    Implementing MVC pattern in .NET CF applications (Part 2).

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    Let's continue on the way how-to implement the model-viewer-controller pattern in .NET Compact Framework applications that I started in my previous post . We stopped at the point where we needed to figure out on how to connect the LoginController with...
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    Implementing MVC pattern in .NET CF applications (Part 1).

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    I would like to start a series of posts devoted to best practices when designing mobile applications. So in this first post I will describe the MVC pattern that I have been using when creating CF applications for the customers. I realize that a lot has...
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    Welcome to my new home.

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    Hi there! Welcome to the new home for my blog. For those of you who don't know me here is a small blurb about myself: For many years I've been .NET Compact Framework MVP/Device Application Development MVP and a part of fantastic OpenNETCF initiative...
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