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Rob Cameron, Industry Architect Evangelist (Twitter: @Robcamer)

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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Development Jump-Start Events

    Check out Ben Riga’s blog detailing a couple of great training events coming up in May.   These events will have both presentations and lab time with experts ready to assist as you learn. The first event is in Redmond May 18th-19th.  The second event is May 25th-26th.  Check out the...
  • Blog Post: ARCHITECT COUNCIL | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

    “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren...
  • Blog Post: Live Search is Cool

    I haven’t had the need to search using Google in a long time. Every once in a while I search using multiple search engines because I cannot find what I am looking for but it has been a long time since I found something using Google that I haven’t been able to find using Live Search. Of course, your mileage...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Subscription for Embedded Developers

    Microsoft announced a new MSDN subscription tailored to Embedded developers in a press release available here at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley 2009 event occurring this week. The new offerings expand the Windows Embedded software-plus-services platform with developer services that...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows CE 6.0 Exam Preparation Kit

    For  embedded developers, you can become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Windows Embedded CE 6.0.  Here is a snippet on the related exam from this page : Certification Exam #70-571: TS: Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Development This exam was designed for developers with...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Embedded CE 6.0 book available

    For those who don’t mind reading books online, you can download a free electronic edition of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals from this link after registering.  Here is a list of the Table of Contents: Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Operating System and Application Development Tools Chapter...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Not Included in VS 2008 SP1

    In case you were wondering or were not aware, SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 does not ship with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and is only available as a Web download here .  SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 for devices Windows Installer (MSI) file contains the CAB files and the DLLs for installing SQL Server Compact...
  • Blog Post: Come chat with Windows Mobile and CE Experts

    Interested in learning more about Windows Mobile and Windows CE ? Come ask the experts at the monthly chats listed at this link . Scroll down the list to find the next Windows Mobile and Windows CE focused chats. The Windows Mobile focused dev chat is usually around the second Tuesday of the month. The...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Visual C++

    This is a follow-on webcast to part one that covered Visual C++ 2008 located here .  In this webcast recorded June 20th, I hosted Bill Dunlap who is a Principal Program Manager for Visual C++.  Bill speaks candidly on what's in store for the native C++ developer in the next version of Visual...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ 2008 for Native Developers

    With all of the emphasize on .NET, a C++ developer might not be feeling the love. C++ is still a first class language in Visual Studio 2008. Microsoft is making big investments in C++ starting with the Visual C++ Feature Pack. On June 13th, I hosted a webcast with Ayman Shoukry, a Lead Program Manager...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Mobile

    I recorded a webcast a while back on what's new in Visual Studio for mobile development.  Here's an abstract for the webcast: Learn how the Windows Mobile developer platform and tools help developers build innovative and secure applications and solutions for Windows Mobile powered devices. This...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year!

    Yes, I know the new year is already a week old but I'm back this week:-) Just a quick post on a couple of "lists" I wanted to share: Communications Sector Recorded Webcasts - Links to recorded webcasts delivered to Communications Sector customers, which includes media & entertainment companies...
  • Blog Post: Check out the Media Mechanics Blog

    I mentioned in the past that I focus on the telecommunications and media & entertainment industries. A teammate of mine Harry Mower just posted a great article about our media technology roadmap as a follow-up to Scott Guthrie's post about the Microsoft .Net Web Technology Roadmap Take a look...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Migrate from X to Visual Studio 2005 / .NET

    My role at Microsoft is to talk with Communications Sector customers (Media & Entertainment, print, telco, cable, wireless, etc.) about Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework. We have a lot of excitement around the development platform and I am asked quite often for information on tools that can...
  • Blog Post: Where to Read Up on Visual Studio 2008

    Visual Studio 2008 (formerly codename "Orcas") has been in Beta 2 for a month or so. I have been spending a good amount of time with it. It is great to have the ability to target multiple versions (.NET Framework 2.0 and.NET Framework 3.5) of the .NET Framework in the same IDE. This link to a Visual...
  • Blog Post: Developing for Windows Vista Media Center Live Meeting WebCast

    I recently delivered a Live Meeting WebCast for Communications Sector customers. The presentation consists of three parts. In the first part I provided an overview of Windows Media Center featuring my Media Center setup at home. (My wife is going to kill me for the pictures from our house:-)). In the...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to My Blog

    A quick post to introduce myself. My name is Rob Cameron. I have worked at Microsoft since January 2001 in Microsoft Services as an Application Development Consultant in the Communications Sector consisting of Telecommunications and Media & Entertainment companies, which has been a great experience...
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