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  • Blog Post: Developing Mobile Applications with the Compact Framework 2.0

    Download the PDF here Overvie w Cellular phones and PDA’s have changed the way we work. For many people the built in network connectivity, email synchronization and instant on capabilities make these devices an attractive alternative to bulkier laptops. These types of features combined with enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0

    Download the PDF Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0 Overview Over the years Web application development has evolved from static HTML to more dynamic ASP.NET pages. However, this model has focused almost exclusively on delivering content to the Internet connected PC running a desktop browser...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Building Mobile Business Objects

    Download Samples Download PDF Overview The drive to connect people, process and devices is a never ending cycle of development. Enterprises are demanding applications that deliver seamless communication with their partners and customers without sacrificing security, transactions, reliability...
  • Blog Post: Building Mobile Business Objects

    Building Mobile Business Objects Download Samples Download PDF Overview The drive to connect people, process and devices is a never ending cycle of development. Enterprises are demanding applications that deliver seamless communication with their partners and customers without sacrificing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Search Beta for mobile

    I just saw this beta and installed it. Very cool! More information and download for your mobile device is here .
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Webcasts

    Windows Mobility Webcasts offers you a full range of pre-recorded instructor-led webcasts covering Window Mobile development topics and technologies like Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC/smartphone , Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and SQL Server Mobile. You will be able to view...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Virtual Labs

    Windows Mobile is more than email. Windows Mobile lets you re-use your existing infrastructure, business logic and desktop code on a mobile device, to innovate and solve new business problems. By leveraging the familiar.NET programming language and Visual Studio development environment, you can use your...
  • Blog Post: Get Space Invaders

    I spent way too much time playing this game as a kid. Now that I have it on my phone – I can spend more time on my phone. Free Invaders Game Attack wave after wave of cunning aliens as they drop towards you on the screen. Tailor your game experience with easy, medium, or difficult levels of play...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Mobile Hands-On Labs

    If you learn by doing, these step-by-step hands-on labs are great ways to learn about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio, .NET Compact Framework, and SQL Mobile. Each lab includes sample code and a step-by-step instruction manual that will guide you through a specific development scenario. Check them...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Client Software Factory - July 2006

    The Mobile Client Software Factory provides an integrated set of guidance that assists architects and developers in creating applications on the Windows Mobile platform. The software factory includes a reference implementation, how to's, patterns, and Visual Studio .NET extensions. You must register...
  • Blog Post: Setting the Tab Order with Visual Studio 2005

    Tab order is used to determine which control gets focus and can accept keyboard input. It’s called tab order because you can change focus from control to control using the TAB key in a Windows form or the soft input panel in a mobile application. Tab order is an important aspect in making sure that you...
  • Blog Post: Mobiledevcaster Episode 5

    After a far-too-long hiatus, we have finally gotten back o­n track with the Mobile Devcasters Show . Episode 5 is now available for download at the Mobile Devcasters web site – "In this episode, Thom and Don play a little "catch-up", discussing upcoming major Windows Mobile developer events...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0 (Part 2 of 5): Data Access and Security

    Thanks to all that attended the Webcast session today. As promised I have posted the slides and demo that I used today for download from here . There are still a lot of session left. Check them out here .
  • Blog Post: Mobile Web Development with ASP.NET 2.0 (Part 1 of 5): Introduction

    Thanks to all that attended the Webcast session today. As promised I have posted the slides and demo that I used today for download from here . There are still a lot of session left. Check them out here .
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Mobility Code Camp Roundup

    Thanks to all that attended the recent Enterprise Mobile Code Camp! It really turned into a great day besides the couple of inches of snow that we had. Thanks to Don for a fantastic set of sessions As promised here are the Decks from the day – Introduction to Mobile Development Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Hands-On Labs

    If you learn by doing, these step-by-step hands-on labs are great ways to learn about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio, .NET Compact Framework, and SQL Mobile. Each lab includes sample code and a step-by-step instruction manual that will guide you through a specific development scenario. These are a really...
  • Blog Post: Mobile How To Hands On

    If you learn by doing, these step-by-step hands-on labs are great ways to learn about Windows Mobile, Visual Studio, .NET Compact Framework, and SQL Mobile. Each lab includes sample code and a step-by-step instruction manual that will guide you through a specific development scenario. Check it out here
  • Blog Post: How To: Showing Notifications with Mobile 5

    Question: My company is in the process of developing an Windows Mobile 5 mobile application. One of the things that we need to do for the application design is show notification. I have read that this can be done. However, I can’t seem to figure out how it can be done. Do you have any code samples or...
  • Blog Post: How to: Creating an Appointment with the Pocket Outlook Object Model

    Question: Using Window Mobile 5 I understand that I can access the Outlook Object model using managed code. One of the requirements for the application that we are writing is that we need to create appointments as part of the application. Do you have an example of this how this can be done? Answer...
  • Blog Post: How to: Dialing the Phone with Windows Mobile 5

    Question: We are building an application that is targeting Windows Mobile 5. Part of the application requires that we dial the phone. I have heard it can be done but can’t seem to getting it working in my application. Any ideas? Answer: Sure, Windows Mobile 5 introduces the Microsoft.WindowsMobile...
  • Blog Post: Mobiledevcaster Episode 4 – Buy or Build?

    The latest episode of the Mobiledevcasters is posted here . In this episode Don and I talk about the age old topic of buy vs. build with a mobile twist. I have to be honest I was pretty amazed at the amount of components that were available for the mobile developer. Was a pretty eye opening show for...
  • Blog Post: New Mobiledevcaster Episode

    It’s time again for another Mobiledevcaster episode. In this episode found here , Don and I take a look at the new features of Visual Studio 2005, The Compact Framework 2.0, and SQL Server 2005. Launch is coming and the new features are something else! <<Listen to the episode>>
  • Blog Post: Fellow Podcaster

    I definitely wanted to mention that my fellow Podcaste r and good friend Don has been a bit busy with his writing. If you are looking for some great mobile information then check these out! Migrating Applications to the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and Windows Mobile 5.0 http://www.developer.com...
  • Blog Post: Bluetooth Library

    Very nice managed Bluetooth library for Windows Mobile that looks to make it extremely easy write Bluetooth apps.
  • Blog Post: Another Record Your Demo

    In this video available here , Duane LaFlotte explores how the GDI can be manipulated using Visual Studio 2003 and the Compact Framework.
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