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  • Blog Post: Wondering about the Programming Model for Windows Phone 7 Series?

    The Windows Phone Developer Team had a twitter Q&A this evening, revealing a few things regarding the platform, discussed backwards compatibility, as well as a few other tidbits.  Learn more about the platform by reviewing the Q&A here: http://twitter.com/wp7dev   Charlie Kindle has...
  • Blog Post: What about Windows Phone 6.5?

    A lot of customers are asking this question: “ What’s the future for Windows Phone 6.5 that just shipped a few months ago, given how different Windows Phone 7 looks and feels in the videos an demos? “ Well, here are some good indicators that Microsoft is still investing in Windows Phone 6.5: ...
  • Blog Post: Attention Windows Mobile 6.0 & 6.1 Users – Marketplace is Open!

    The Marketplace for Mobile application is available for Windows phones running Windows Mobile 6.0 or 6.1.  Go to the link on your desktop and enter your phone number to get a download link via SMS---installation is fast and easy.  You can also download directly from your phone by browsing to...
  • Blog Post: Connected devices will steal phones' thunder, ABI predicts

    From Windows for Devices , "Today, wireless handsets [indeed] rule the roost," ABI analyst Michael Morgan states. Of the 1.2 billion mobile devices shipments in 2009, the vast majority were phones, with stand-alone cellular modems accounting for only 60 million, and "other mobile devices"...
  • Blog Post: WCF in .NET Compact Framework 3.5

    Many developers have questions around Windows Communication Foundation and Windows phone (formerly Windows Mobile:-)).  The WCF implementation in .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is a subset of the desktop implementation.  This blog post lists what’s supported and what’s not supported. Tips for WCF...
  • Blog Post: Photobucket on Windows phone – Case Study

    Leading Photo Sharing Site Drives Revenue by Solving Camera-Phone Dilemma Taking pictures with a camera phone is easy. Getting those photos off the phone so you can do something with them, however, has proven to be prohibitively difficult for many consumers. Photo sharing site Photobucket has changed...
  • Blog Post: The Associated Press on Windows phone – Case Study

    News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones As newspapers seek a way to thrive in the world of digital media, The Associated Press is assisting by identifying new outlets and revenue streams for member news providers. Its first response is AP Mobile, which delivers...
  • Blog Post: One Week Out for the One Day Mobile Dev Camp Atlanta Event

    We're excited to announce the fourth in a series of barcamp-style events for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 OS! WinMoDevCamp Atlanta | October 30, 2009 WinMoDevCamp is a series of upcoming not-for-profit gatherings to develop applications for the upcoming release of the Microsoft Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phones Have Arrived – Developers, Time to Dive in

    October 6th was the big launch day for Windows Phone and there are many great posts on the new devices available.  I have more info on devices here .  As background, since the initial release of Windows Mobile 6, the Windows Mobile team has progressively enhanced the Windows CE 5 operating...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phones are Now Available!

    Find all about the great Windows Phones available at http://www.windowsphone.com . For the first time Windows Phones targets both business and consumer users. Traditionally Windows Mobile has focused on business users but the market has drastically changed in the past couple of years. Here are few of...
  • Blog Post: Occam’s Razor And Getting Data to Windows Mobile Devices

    Rob Tiffany recently updated his book available at Amazon on Enterprise Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5.  This is THE book to read if you need to get data to Mobile Devices.  With the new Marketplace for Windows Mobile, developers are thinking about consumer...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a Windows Mobile Development Environment

    An old teammate in DPE now a new Seattle resident working on Channel 9 / part-time Coding for Fun blogger Clint Rutkas posted some good questions recently on an internal discussion list, thus motivating me to create this post. If you are looking to start developing for Windows Mobile (or simply rebuilding...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile – The Race to Market Challenge

    Build a Windows Mobile application and submit it to the Marketplace for Windows Phones. This post on the Windows Mobile team blog has more details. Race to Market Challenge Prizes; 4 Microsoft Surface tables (Developer Edition), online marketing & promotion of your app and challenge trophies...
  • Blog Post: Throw Your Mobile App in the Hopper

    From the download link: Hopper is a software test tool that simulates random user input on Windows Mobile devices providing a sometimes meaningful mean time to failure (MTTF) number. It is designed to find bugs and is not intended to run scenario tests or do "specific user things" - it is completely...
  • Blog Post: WPC 09 Update on Windows Mobile Development

    At the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced that the Windows Marketplace for Mobile will also support Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 phones by the end of the year. This means that you can write an applicaiton that targets over 30 million Windows Mobile devices! The store will also feature a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile and the Social Web

    With Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft is investing with its partners to bring consumer experiences available on the desktop and other mobile platforms to Windows Mobile.  Here is a great quote from a very interesting blog post on extending social experiences to mobile devices: “These extensions are...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit Released!

    Download the toolkit here . It is available in six languages for both the the Professional and Standard platforms. It includes the device emulators (details here ) as well as new documentation, sample code, header and library files for Visual Studio. The toolkit introduces a new set of APIs to enable...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile RampUP – The Place to Start

    There is a ton of information and resources available on the Internet to get up to speed on Windows Mobile development.  However, it can be daunting to know where to dive in, even for a seasoned developer.  That’s where the Windows Mobile RampUp is the place to start.  This link provides...
  • Blog Post: Check out the My Phone Service beta – no more promo codes!

    The My Phone service has gone into Public Beta –no more promotional codes!  Anyone with a WM 6.0/6.1/6.5 phone can sign up for free backup and online management of their phone data by visiting http://myphone.microsoft.com .   
  • Blog Post: TechEd 09 Update on Windows Mobile 6.5 Development

    Quick Facts from links below: You can register for the marketplace now, application submissions will open up soon. The application fee for submission of an application is $99. This applies to both paid and free apps. To lower the cost, we are offering a promotion through the end of 2009, in...
  • Blog Post: Sync Services for Devices Working Sample Download

    There is a walkthrough here on how to create a Sync Services for Devices application on MSDN but it doesn’t quite work, at least I had to modify it to make things work. Note: You can download the Northwind database here . Best bet with SQL Server 2008 is to open and run the script, not attach the...
  • Blog Post: Learn about the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5

    Today as part of Microsoft tech days 2009 , there is a session that provides a sneak peak at the new widget framework that will be available in Windows Mobile 6.5. Here is the title and abstract: MBL302 Windows Mobile Web and Widgets: Leveraging web technologies to build experiences for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Update on Windows Mobile 6.5

    Check out this session at Mix 09 on Windows Mobile 6.5: Abstract: Learn about the cool new Windows Mobile 6.5 mobile platform! Hear about the new UI, the 6.5 emulator and other SDK tools, and Web enhancements in Internet Explorer Mobile including support for the W3C Mobile Widget Packaging and Configuration...
  • Blog Post: The Mobile Internet – ASP.NET Mobile Controls

    While many modern mobile phones are adopting desktop-like browsing experience including Windows Mobile 6.1.4 and the recently announced WM 6.5, web developers may still want to create web sites tailored for mobile device use.  ASP.NET does provide support for device-specific rendering in the ASP...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 Announcement at Mobile World Congress 09

    Windows Mobile 6.5 was official announced at the Mobile World Congress 2009 conference in Barcelona, Spain.  Event highlights can be found at this link . While Windows Mobile 6.5 includes a revamped more consumer-oriented user interface, underneath the covers it is still based on the Windows CE...
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