April, 2004

  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    How to file a bug?

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    As you are filing a bug report, there are a few things you should be aware of: If you discovered a security issue, please report directly to secure@microsoft.com . Please review the SDK and other documentation at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile...
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    Mobile2Market Contest Update

    Hi, I'm Daniel Bouie, Marketing Manager for Microsoft's Mobile2Market logo certification and application distribution program. In a previous post, Mark from Australia asked why the Mobile2Market application contest is currently limited to residents of...
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    It's bug bash day!

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    Today our team is holding a bug bash on our current development bits. What's a bug bash? It's where all the developers, testers, program managers, usability researchers, designers, documentation folks, and even sometimes marketing people, put aside their...
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    Sending an SMS to yourself in the emulator

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    At the APAC MDC last week, I had an opportunity to discuss developer tips with the audience in Syndey. One tip in particular that was a surprise to most of the audience but potentially very useful is the fact that you can make phone calls or send SMS...
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    Web Chat Today 3pm PST

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    I've finally caved in to Roberts constant pressure to post on the Windows Mobile blog. At 3pm today you have the pleasure of an hour of me talking ... well typing ... about Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. I'll be focussing primarily on developer...
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    Always up to date

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    The Exchange team blogs about how Windows Mobile 2003 devices are able to have information that is always up to date. [Author: Robert Levy]
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    Blogging

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    We launched this blog about a month ago with a small group of contributors just to test the water. So far it's been awesome and I want to start getting more of the team to contribute directly. To do that, I'm working on a doc to share with the rest of...
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    Chee on the ISV show

    Funny how blogging works. As I was writing the last post I had to go and find Robert Scoble's blog for the hyperlink. While I was there I took a peek to see what he'd blogged lately, since it's Friday night and rather than being bored watching TV, I'm...
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    Channel 9, here I come!

    If you haven't seen Channel 9 yet, it's a pretty nifty little site set up by some wackos inside MSFT who, among other things, run around campus shooting low-budget ramblings with various Microsoft folks. Today Robert Scoble stopped by my office for a...
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    Which Windows Mobile developer sites do you use?

    James has a post over in his blog about the three different places you can find developer content for Windows Mobile development. He's looking at doing some redesign of the content, and needs your feedback. Go check his post out, and comment! [Author...
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    Working on Pocket PC and Smartphone

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    We're hiring a Software Design Engineer in Test to work (directly with me!) on our Mean Time To Failure testing. This is a really exciting position, working on stability for Pocket PCs and Smartphones, and has a huge impact on our products. The position...
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    Testing .NET CF Performance

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    So you've got your .NET CF app up and running. Now you want to focus on reworking the code to optimize performance. The obvious approach is to put timers in your code to see how long specific operations take to complete. But what you may not be aware...
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    SHGetSpecialFolderPath

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    Paula is mentioning this during her MDC presentations but it's something all Smartphone developers should be aware of... On Smartphone 2002 you had to store your files withing the \IPSM directory to prevent your files from disappearing upon reboot...
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    Lazy PInvoke Tips

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    So you need to write code that calls into a native API. You could spend time writing/testing the code needed to do this but odds are that if you are working with a common API then somebody else has already done this and posted it on the web. First...
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    Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Webcasts

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    If you are writting Pocket PC or Smartphone applications that you intend to have running on WM 2003 SE devices, these are two must-see webcasts. You'll learn how to make your application orientation- and resolution-aware as well as what has been done...
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    "No, really, this is how you get RAPI to work."

    ...that's David McNamee 's winning entry to Neil Cowburn 's competition where people were asked to supply a caption to this photo of Peter Foot . [Author: Robert Levy]
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    I found a bug! Is there some format I should use to report it?

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    A lot of people often ask me if there is some format that they should use to report bugs to us. I have seen bug reports from, “X is broken, please fix”, to short stories about a bug. What is really important to have in a bug is clear and concise...
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    Determining Font Size in Second Edition

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    Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition adds a “Text Size” tab to the Screen control panel which lets you choose how large or small text should be on high-resolution screens. The setting you select here does not directly effect all text shown on...
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    Windows CE Utilities for Visual Studio .NET 2003 Add-on Pack 1.1

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    IF you do mobile development, and you use Visual Studio .NET 2003, THEN I highly recommend that you install the Windows CE Utilities for Visual Studio .NET 2003 Add-on Pack 1.1. This package provides you with several invaluable utilities, not available...
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    Shout out to our new MVPs!

    Manop Agrasut Rob Borek Robert Boyd Rey Flores Mauricio Freitas Bob Katayama Pat Logsdon Welcome and congrats! [Author: Diane Curtis]
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    So much for that NDA...

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    Ed Hansberry decided to spill the beans on all things we were able to talk to the MVPs about regarding the next version of Windows Mobile. [Author: Robert Levy]
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    MDC Wrap Up

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    Peter Foot was at MDC on behalf of Pocket PC / Smartphone Thoughts and posted his coverage of the conference a few days ago and summarizes many of the interesting things discussed at the event. So if you missed the event or have a bad memory like me,...
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    Getting status information when establishing an async connection

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    There was an interesting post over in the microsoft.public.smartphone.developer newsgroup today that seemed worth blogging the answer to. The question was: “[...] can my application receive messages or have a callback called when the status of...
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    The MVPs came and I survived!

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    Yesterday evening marked the end of the MVP Global Summit, and I'm pleased to say I survived relatively unscathed Wednesday morning my teams spent an hour showing off the latest work we're doing on Contacts and Messaging. Sadly the hour we had was...
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    My Windows Mobile

    Have a new Smartphone of Pocket PC Phone Edition? Want to quickly set it up from a website instead of tapping in server names, passwords, and URLs on your device? Check out the My Windows Mobile site for a simple wizard that will walk you through the...
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