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Windows Mobile Blog: Moving Day
As of today the Windows Mobile Blog has moved and officially joined the Windows Blog. There are now two options for subscribing to our content. Windows Mobile Blog | RSS Our mobile insiders and technical experts will post content directly to the new Windows Mobile Blog. These posts will also bubble...
14 Jul 2009
SDK, DTK, DRK: WTF?!
Earlier this week we released the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit (DTK). This release has raised a few questions relative to the other Windows Mobile software development tools and resources. I’d like to take a moment to describe what the SDK, DTK, and DRK are, and just as importantly what they...
4 Jun 2009
Windows Mobile Facebook Application update
If you weren’t aware, Microsoft recently released a Facebook application for Windows Mobile. We’ve heard some users have been having problems with installation and a new copy of the app has been posted. This version should help anyone that was getting the “cannot install due to insufficient privileges...
12 May 2009
Marketplace Registration Open!
In the latest update to http://developer.windowsmobile.com , developers can now Register to participate in Windows Marketplace for Mobile . This marks another milestone in providing Windows Mobile Developers a clear path to develop, test, certify and distribute their Windows Mobile applications via the...
11 May 2009
Microsoft Tag Update
I’d like to take a moment to direct your attention back to Microsoft Tags , which I posted about back in January. I know many of you have questioned how a Microsoft Tag differs from a QR Code and why you’d chose one over the other. I’ll happily stay out of that debate and leave you to refer to the Microsoft...
5 May 2009
Earlier this week our refreshed Windows Mobile developer portal went live! Shortly thereafter, I was privileged to meet with Program Manager Michelle Rowley. In this embedded video clip, Michelle takes us on a tour of the new site and offers some great tips on how developers can take action today...
13 Mar 2009
Introducing Windows® Marketplace for Mobile…
At Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer announced a number of upcoming additions to the Windows Mobile® family . In addition to great consumer-focused services such as Microsoft® My Phone , he also announced a new on-device application marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.5 called Windows...
16 Feb 2009
Microsoft My Phone
Today at Mobile World Congress Microsoft announced a new free service called My Phone . The service is available as part of a limited beta, meaning it’s possible you might get temporarily waitlisted, but the queue should progress quickly as things ramp up. Now, some of you might have heard rumors about...
16 Feb 2009
Windows Mobile Development Forum
I just wanted to take a moment to direct your attention to the new Windows Mobile Development forum . Some of the cool new features are: New user interface Improved filtering/tagging Improved posting experience (dynamic posting, thread preview, real time updates) Live alerts RSS...
12 Dec 2008
Internet Explorer Mobile 6
Today at Tech•Ed EMEA we announced the availability of emulators and documentation for Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is the next generation browser for Windows Mobile. Available on new Windows Mobile devices soon, this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience on your device that more...
11 Nov 2008
Live Mesh and Windows Mobile
As part of PDC , it was announced that Live Mesh will be going into an open Beta over the course of this week. We are pleased to announce that it is live! No pun intended :) For more information about Live Mesh and the Beta, check out the Live Mesh blog and the Live Mesh Web site . Let’s take a...
31 Oct 2008
Introducing the Windows Mobile Connection
A new site from Microsoft, the Windows Mobile Connection , launched today as a new forum destination for anyone who sells mobile phones or works in the mobile industry. Here's a quote from the site's moderator: "I think the Connection is unique: It's all about bringing together the real people...
1 May 2008
Video: Demos of cool new Windows Mobile 6.1 features
Windows Mobile 6.1 was just announced at CTIA yesterday. A bunch of us got together to record a video demoing most of the new features in Windows Mobile 6.1. Check out this 40-minute video that shows: Cool devices, including the T-Mobile Shadow, HTC Tilt, Pantech Duo, Moto Q9 The new Sliding...
2 Apr 2008
Announcing Windows Mobile 6.1
This morning Microsoft officially announced Windows Mobile 6.1 and an upgrade for Internet Explorer Mobile. Windows Mobile 6.1 will start showing up in devices very very soon, and the IEMobile update will be available later this year. Windows Mobile 6.1 includes a slew of new features and improvements...
1 Apr 2008
Free Professional Development Tools for Students
Luis Cabrera - Surface
A few years ago when I was getting my Bachelor's Degree I decided to learn how to write code for mobile devices (I had Compaq Ipaq at that time that was running Pocket PC 2003 version of the software). I downloaded eVC 4 and wrote my first little program for my device. It was an exciting time! As a student...
21 Mar 2008
The new Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator
We're really excited to announce that the new Windows Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator 2008 has been released to the web and can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=428E4C3D-64AD-4A3D-85D2-E711ABC87F04&displaylang=en at the Microsoft Downloads site....
17 Mar 2008
Microsoft Video: Your Digital Lifestyle ("Girl From Mars")
This video has been shown at internal Microsoft events a few times. It always draws a great response from the audience, followed by internal email aliases flooded for days with requests for a link or high bandwidth version. I finally found it on MSN Soapbox and YouTube (thanks to whoever posted it there...
2 Mar 2008
Do SDETs dream of electric sheep?
I read Joel Spolsky's blog from time to time. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I took the following entry a bit personally. Apparently—and this is all based on blog rumors and innuendo—Microsoft has had a long term policy of eliminating all software testers who don’t know how to write code...
21 Dec 2007
Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Windows Mobile team!
On behalf of the entire Windows Mobile team, I'd like to wish all our customers, developers, partners, enthusiasts, bloggers, press and friends everywhere Merry Christmas, happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. We've got some exciting releases lined up for early 2008, and the team is also...
18 Dec 2007
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