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  • Blog Post: Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0 Released!

    This is a firmware release which is flexible enough to be used on many devices – devices integrated into the computer, remote controls, and wireless “fridge magnet” displays. It’s a turnkey solution that provides all the top-level code you need to create a full-featured SideShow device based on the ...
  • Blog Post: Our MSDN forum has moved!

    Those who regularly frequent our MSDN forum might have noticed a big change in recent days: we've been migrated over to the new "Forums 3.0" platform! This new platform contains a number of exciting improvements which should make your overall experience much better--and yes, it still lets you post questions...
  • Blog Post: Come visit us at WinHEC 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

    After our busy burst of software releases earlier this year, don't take the recent relative quiet as a sign that things are slowing down. In fact, we've been extremely busy getting a few surprises ready to unveil at WinHEC, which is coming up in just a few short weeks! If you're already planning to attend...
  • Blog Post: Let the (trademark) bugs bite: updated SideShow usage guidelines

    There comes a time in every trademark's life where it either returns back to the public domain, or takes the leap into registered status. To that end, I now introduce you to the new and improved Windows® SideShow®! Yes, SideShow is now an officially registered trademark, and to commemorate the occasion...
  • Blog Post: Last chance to enter your gadget to win a trip to CA and a Dell XPS420!

    Just a friendly reminder that the Gadget Development Contest for Windows SideShow entry period ends this coming Friday, July 18, at 11:59pm PDT, so be sure to get your entries finished and submitted before then! We want to see what you can do! - Dan
  • Blog Post: It's here: SideShow support on Windows CE 5.0!

    Yesterday, the Windows Embedded team released support for Windows SideShow on Windows CE 5.0 ! Combined with our Universal Driver, this new platform can work over USB, Bluetooth or TCP/IP connections, and easily enable SideShow functionality on a wide variety of CE-based devices. If you've got an existing...
  • Blog Post: Write a Gadget, Win Cool Stuff!

    Now that we've released the Windows SideShow Managed API SDK and Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview , we figured we'd give you some incentive to stick the two together: a gadget contest ! Yes, you heard us right: free stuff for building the best gadget for Windows SideShow. We've teamed...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Universal Driver for Windows SideShow 1.5!

    Last week, we quietly released to Windows Update a new version of the Universal Driver for Windows SideShow! This new release includes support for additional transports, bringing the complete list to: USB Bluetooth TCP/IP TCP/IP with SSL In addition to powering devices built using the...
  • Blog Post: Don't read English? No problem!

    Windows SideShow is a technology used around the world (and, in fact, many of the cool SideShow-enabled devices on the market today are only available outside the US), but most gadgets we've written so far have been provided only in English. Until now. It gives me great pleasure to announce, on behalf...
  • Blog Post: What is Windows SideShow? Check out WindowsSideShow.com

    If you're new to Windows SideShow and want an overview of the feature, or if you're trying to explain to all your friends what exactly that little LCD on the lid of your laptop does, send them over to WindowsSideShow.com . Yes, it is just a fancy redirect to the section of the Windows Vista site that...
  • Blog Post: New gadgets are available!

    Wow, it's been a while since I've posted an update here. But don't fear--we're still here! In fact, we've been very busy working away on a whole host of exciting new things, and I'm pleased to be able to share with you the first fruits of that labor: 4 exciting new gadgets! (OK, technically we've released...
  • Blog Post: One-stop shop for Windows SideShow development information

    Thanks to the wonderful folks who manage the Windows Hardware Developer Central website, we've finally got ourselves a home for all things related to developing gadgets and devices for Windows SideShow! This is a great one-stop shop with all the major links you need, organized neatly by topic. The Windows...
  • Blog Post: Using the Windows(r) SideShow(tm) Trademark

    Did you know that "Windows SideShow" is trademarked by Microsoft? That means there are a lot of rules and requirements around using Windows SideShow in any text, marketing materials, logos, articles, products, etc. To help you with understanding these arcane rules, we've put together a use guidelines...
  • Blog Post: The official Windows SideShow newsgroup: microsoft.public.windows.sideshow

    Momentum is gaining, devices are coming to market, there are actually gadgets on the Windows Live Gallery--wow! So, where do you turn when you have a question or problem? Why, the brand new microsoft.public.windows.sideshow newsgroup, of course! Unlike our MSDN Forum which is for development-related...
  • Blog Post: It's that time of the year again...Conference Season!

    Sure, CES was a blast and you got to see some cool toys, but you really didn't get to learn anything about how to build them yourself, did you? Or, maybe you're new to Windows SideShow and just want to see what all the hoopla is about? Well, have no fear, we're coming to a city near you (as long as you...
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