ESC Boston presentations available on MSDN

Some CE-related presentations from ESC Boston are now publicly available.  Topics include building a real-time system, the debugger, and the CE build system.  You can find the presentations here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/dd253223.aspx Some of the demos will also be made available as labs that you can do on your own.  I’ll update this post with a link once the…

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Introduction: Jim Causey

I’ve been working as a technical author and editor since 1995.  I’ve worked at Microsoft as a Programming Writer since 2006.  I joined Embedded CE and Windows Mobile developer documentation team at the beginning of 2008, where I’ve worked on documentation for file systems and storage, the kernel, device bring-up, power management, and other Core…

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Platform Builder 6.0 Service Pack 1

Posted by: Sue Loh  Hello from MEDC!  I have enjoyed meeting many of you in person in the last couple of days.  🙂 In case you missed the news, the service pack for Platform Builder 6.0 is now available as a web download, at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF0DC0E3-8575-4860-A8E3-290ADF242678&displaylang=en   The main features in the service pack are: eXDI…

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Windows Mobile 6 and the CE OS

Posted by: Sue Loh  Now that WM6 is publicly announced, I want to start taking steps to prevent confusion about one detail that is pretty major to most people who read this blog.  Windows Mobile 6 does NOT run the CE 6 OS.  Technically the OS version # in WM6 is 5.02; it’s an advancement of the OS (5.01) that…

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Books and other resources for learning about Windows CE

Posted by: Sue Loh I am occasionally asked whether I know any good books or other resources to help learn about Windows CE internals, APIs, and more.  I wish we had the Windows CE equivalent of the deep Windows Internals books written by Russinovich and Solomon.  But we don’t.  There is an old book, “Inside…

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What the heck’s a meme? I don’t like chain letters.

Posted by: Sue Loh  So why am I responding to Mike tagging me?  I don’t know.  Mike, haven’t you got better things to do during the holidays?  Spend your time eating too much like the rest of us.  🙂  For that matter, haven’t I got better things to do right now…?  Yeah, but oh well,…

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Other Windows CE Videos

Actually I posted too soon (too focused on myself!  tssk tssk).  Wow!  I should look at Channel 9 more often.  Here are some other Windows CE related videos and related material: Mike Hall blogged about our CEAppCompat tool for determining whether your CE 5.0 application is ready for CE 6.0, and now there’s a video interview…


Windows CE Tools Videos

Posted by: Sue Loh  They’ve put some videos online, which I recorded earlier this year.  Funny, I thought they were going into our Tutorials and eHow-Tos, not on Channel9, but it doesn’t matter much. Performance tool contrast: CeLog vs. Kernel Profiler How to collect CeLog data without Remote Kernel Tracker Analyzing physical and virtual memory usage I…

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CE6 documentation is now online

Posted by: Sue Loh  It appears that the MSDN online help was revised in the last day or so; my old shortcuts are getting rerouted to new places.  I see that the CE6 docs are now online at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa924073.aspx. In particular, you may be interested in: Migrating a Windows Embedded CE Driver to Windows Embedded CE…

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What’s new in Windows CE Platform Builder’s System Debugger 6.0?

Posted by: Greg Hogdal  Windows CE 6.0 introduces a new kernel with a new virtual memory model – offering a different address space for each process, enabling the support of more than 32,000 simultaneous processes, each with 2GB of VM space. A major effort was to modify the kernel debugger to support this new kernel….