Andrew Arnott

News from my corner of the Visual Studio Project & Build team, programming tips, and solutions to common programming issues.

What do you think of the new WCF ‘Store and forward’ Mail Transport?

With the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 release which comes with Visual Studio 2008, a new Windows Communication Foundation transport is introduced that uses email as the communication mechanism. Others have already blogged about this new transport including Roman Batoukov and David Kline. I’d like to take a poll of the audience to see how you… Read more

Why wait for a Zune Phone? Smartphones are here now!

The iPhone was a hit, and people look to Microsoft to produce a ZunePhone in some future version of their Zune music player.  But I ask you, “Why?!”  What you may not be aware of is that Windows Smartphones already do everything that we hope ZunePhone will do.  Just check out this feature list: Music… Read more