A good list of mobile optimised websites

Last night I was browsing around the web when I saw very handy collection of Web Sites that are optimised for mobile devices. I thought I should share http://www.windowsmobiletraining.com/connection/forums/p/14/21.aspx#21  Business Ameritrade Trade and Watch Stocks Bloomberg Track your portfolio Business Week Mobile Business Week Fidelity Trade and Watch Stocks Forbes Mobile Forbes StockPoint Can’t create…



TechMela is quite an interesting name. Mela means a fair in Hindi. The folks at India have done a fantastic job at bring a bunch of events under one roof and a new branding called TechMela. There will be 4 sessions that the Visual Studio for Device team will be presenting. Device Emulator for Mobile…


I had to restart one day…

A little Over 3 years ago, on 30th Jan 2004, I mustered some courage to start experimenting with the Blogging Phenomenon that had started to take off. Within a day or two or writing my first blog post “I had to start one day”, I noticed my name in one of the division wide status…


eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4 is now available !

I am pleased to announce that last week our team signed off on the Service Pack 4 (SP4) release of eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0. It is available on the web at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4A4ED1F4-91D3-4DBE-986E-A812984318E5&displaylang=en  The primary reason for this release was to enable development support for Windows CE 5.0 based devices. Service Pack 4 is a fully…


How to pass on feedback (bugs and suggestions) on the Visual Studio 2005 Beta for Device Development

The MSDN Product Feedback Center is a public suggestion and bug database for Microsoft products, starting with Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta. Developers can track suggestions and bug reports online, get email notification of fixes, and interact directly with Microsoft product teams during product development. Leveraging the collective experience of the…


What’s new in Smart Device Development in VS 2005

I wrote up a small document  which highlights some of the enhancements and and new features in Smart devices development in Visual Studio 2005. You can view this on http://msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/teams/devices/whatsnew/default.aspx Would love to hear what you think ! Thanks Amit Chopra


Newsgroups for VS 2005 for Smart Devices (Native)

We now have a dedicated newsgroup for dicussions around Native Device development in VS 2005. The newsgroup is microsoft.private.whidbey.smartdevices.cplusplus Instructions on how to get to this newsgroup are available on the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center  Amit Chopra


Have you run into corrupted or missing .CAB files with the Tech Preview drop ?

I saw a few posts complaing about missing or corrupted CABs. Here is some information that would help you diagnose what the issues is. For the corrupted cab’s I would suggest you should locate the file on the CD/DVD and then open the CAB file with explorer (double click on the cab) and select all…


Thanks for coming to the MDC 2004

Thanks to everyone who came to the MDC event and I hope you found it as time well spent.  I personally was very excited to have an oppertunity meet with many of you first hand and listen to your feedback and questions, and also showcase some of our new and exciting features in VS 2005. Given…