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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...
17 Apr 2009
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...
6 Apr 2009
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...
20 Mar 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
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
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...
24 Oct 2008
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. ...
22 Oct 2008
Getting Started with Windows Mobile Development.
Luis Cabrera - Surface
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...
21 Oct 2008
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...
9 Oct 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
All About "Application Locked"
I have been working on this post slowly for several days, but Reed and Steve are seriously kicking my butt on posting solid developer-focused technical security content. Read their blog - they covered a lot of this material sooner and better than I did. Some non-touchscreen Windows Mobile devices...
29 May 2007
Windows Mobile 6 Storage Card Encryption FAQ
My colleague Jason Langridge wrote a post about the storage card encryption feature in WM6. This is one of the features I worked on, so I'd like to host some FAQs about it here. What scenario is the feature designed to mitigate? It's fairly easy to remove a storage card from a device, so this...
26 Mar 2007
Windows Mobile 6 SDKs Available For Download
I'm pleased to say that the Windows Mobile 6 SDKs went live today as planned. You can download the SDK for touchscreen (Windows Mobile Professional) and non-touchscreen (Windows Mobile Standard) here . Using the Windows Mobile 6 SDK you can test your application using the emulators in the Windows...
1 Mar 2007
The Curious Case Of The Four-byte Writes
Everybody who has worked at Microsoft for long enough has their war stories. I'll share one of my first, from Windows Mobile 6 development. It Sounded Simple Enough My first full feature at Microsoft was the storage card encryption feature in WM6. My team (Device Management & Security) collaborated...
13 Feb 2007
Certificate Improvements in Windows Mobile 6
As faithful blog readers already know, there were several limitations related to certificates that caused tons of customer pain on WM5. Now that WM6 is public, it gives me great pleasure to announce the following changes that we made in WM6: Certificate Installer built into the platform Installs...
7 Feb 2007
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