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  • Blog Post: New SideShow-compatible devices from Mini-Box!

    The folks over at Mini-Box have just released a new SideShow-compatible picoLCD module , designed for use in one of your many spare drive bays. For those who are interested, the device has full support for SCF-based (Simple Content Format) gadgets (as compared to the 'glance only' text data on the Logitech...
  • 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: Learn how to build SideShow-compatible devices and drivers at Driver DevCon (DDC) 2008

    Interested in learning more about how to use the new Universal Driver for Windows SideShow, or how to build a device driver to SideShow-enable your existing devices? If so, you may want to attend Microsoft Windows Driver Developer Conference 2008 (September 29 - October 1, 2008 in Seattle, WA). Come...
  • 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: New gadgets from SideShow Jim!

    The folks over at Ikanos Consulting have just released a Windows Live Messenger gadget for Windows SideShow! Check out the announcement, as well as more SideShow-related posts over on the SideShow Jim blog . I have a feeling this isn't the last of them :) - 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: SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview Released @ TechReady 2008!

    Today we released the Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview. Now any Windows Mobile 5 or 6 phone can work as a Bluetooth Windows SideShow device! We've got some favorite uses of it already, including using it to control PowerPoint presentations while viewing the speaker notes, using it...
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