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  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixels #3 – Memory Mysteries

    Previous post: Twisted Pixels #2: Doing Graphics! What’s going on? To recap – I have a program that works in the emulator, but does not run on real hardware. The question is why. After reading the following memory model posts: Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster ( http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer...
  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixels #2 – Doing Graphics!

    Previous post: Twisted Pixels - A Mobile Game Development Diary (Day 1) Doing Graphics! What is the best way to do 2 dimensional graphics on Windows Mobile? To some degree, it depends on your development strategy. Silverlight and Flash is getting a lot of good press for browser based applications...
  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixels - A Mobile Game Development Diary

    My name is Norm Sohl, and I work for the Windows Mobile Developer Experience Content Team.  I used to work for a game development company back in the day when a desktop PC had about as much power as the mobile phone that sits in my pocket right now. Many of the issues we contended with in those...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Patch Tuesday - fix up the WM 6.1 SMTP send issue

    For those of you who have noticed the SMTP sending bug recently, the folks over at the Outlook Mobile blog have put up a patch! Here's the link to it: http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook_mobile/archive/2008/11/12/wm-6-1-smtp-fix-released.aspx
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Application Developer Chat Recap

    A few weeks ago we announced the Windows Mobile application developer chat, which took place last Thursday. MVPs and Microsoft employees opened the floor to questions and provided a top-ten tip list for Windows Mobile application development. While you can find the top-ten tip list at this Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.1 device updates

    Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a lot of interest in Windows Mobile 6.1 . Specifically, people wondering how they can upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1. Well, the following list might not be comprehensive, but it calls out a number of devices I’ve heard about lately and their update points. ...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Windows Mobile Development.

    I have heard comments like "I am new to Windows Mobile development. Where should I start? What books do you recommend?" So if you are a complete beginner, let me tell you what you need to get started: 1. You will need to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Standard Edition or above (Express...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile App Dev Chat!

    Do you have questions regarding Windows Mobile application development that you need answers to? Spend an hour with Microsoft employees and MVPs who are experts in Windows Mobile application development. Please join us for a live chat and bring on the questions! This chat will cover your questions about...
  • Blog Post: Adding a signature to a message account (setting properties on message accounts)

    Hi! For those of you with WIndows Mobile 6.1 devices, you might notice that your Activesync emails all automatically have signatures. We've gotten requests from partners wanting to do add/modify the signature to an account as well. Here is a sample function to update the signature for the Activesync...
  • Blog Post: Random Thoughts from TechEd 2008

    It looks like the topic of TechEd this year evolves around new rendering/layout technologies, like WPF and Silverlight. There are already many ISVs out there selling controls built on top of these new technologies. I was listening to a presentation about Silverlight running on Windows Mobile at TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Sliding Panel Homescreen

    Hi, my name is Jorge Peraza; I am a Developer on the Windows Mobile team that was responsible for the new “Sliding Panel” home screen in Windows Mobile 6.1. When we were working on the visual style and functionality of the home screen we tried to make something that looked both professional and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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