October, 2005

  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    What requires trust?

    Sometimes it's not clear when an application requires a privileged certificate or not. Here's a high level overview of the reasons you would need your application to run privileged: Only privileged processes can: Create, modify, or delete...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Introducing Scott

    Hi, I'm Scott Yost. I'm a SDE/T on Windows Mobile, and I test several of our security features. My areas include code signing, security policies, revocation and certificates. I'll be doing a few posts to demystify the security architecure of our platform...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Reminder: Tool Support Matrix

    Now that VS 2005 has RTM'd, people are starting to ask what devices it can be used to build killer apps for. Here's a link to the tool support matrix I posted a while back which answers that question: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/06...
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    Two state icons in Windows Mobile 5.0

    If you're one of the lucky people who already have a Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone you might have noticed several of the standard Microsoft program's icons are now different when selected versus not selected. Eddy Escardo-Raffo shares how this is done...
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    Virtual Earth Mobile

    When MSN’s Virtual Earth website came online a few months ago, naturally the first thing I did was try it on a Windows Mobile device. But the website is pretty advanced; it pushes the envelope of what you can do with a pure browser-based app using DHTML...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Then Why Do You Get To Upgrade?

    In the recent Why Can't I Upgrade? entry, I described the economics behind why you usually don't see upgrades from one major Windows Mobile version to the next. But if you go searching around on the net, you're likely to find a few "unofficial" WM5 builds...
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    Don's latest article on developer.com gives a tour of the Microsoft.WindowsMobile.PocketOutlook namespace and includes some demos showing how easy it now is to access PIM information from .NET CF. -Robert
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    News Flash: System.Threading is ... threaded

    AKA: "Why you shouldn't trust a driver guy to teach you how to write code in C#" A while ago I wrote this cute little text game in C# for my Smartphone. I used it for a long time with no difficulty. But, when I recently moved it to a new device, it...
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    Windows Mobile Wiki

    After coming back from vacation I found an eMail referring to a new Windows Mobile Wiki. This is great! It is nice to have an ever dynamic structured location to add information regarding Windows Mobile. The Wiki is pretty fresh, it has a nice table of...
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    Anil Dhawan has written a managed Bluetooth library for Windows Mobile that makes it painfully easy to write Bluetooth apps. Even better, the source code is available under a shared source license . I used it as the basis for a two-player Spacewar game...
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    September Docs Update for Windows Mobile

    You know how magazine cover dates are always months into the future? You can probably buy the January 2006 issues of "What Toothbrush?" magazine right now if you look around. The User Assistance (that is, help documentation) team is slightly different...
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    Why Can't I Upgrade?

    We released Windows Mobile 5 a few months ago and devices are starting to hit the market now. A question I've seen asked in a number of places is, "Why can't I upgrade my existing WM 2003 SE devices to WM5?" The answer is sure to get me a bunch of...
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    CEDB, EDB and dynamic properties

    While we're on the subject of EDB.... there is one thing EDB does not allow that CEDB did: creating properties (columns) on the fly. With EDB, once you specify your list of properties for the database, you can't change them. Is this important to anyone...
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