…and it’s goodbye from him

I am leaving Microsoft at the end of the month to pursue a new career direction.  For all of you who have been reading my sporadic posts, thanks for listening and posting so many good questions. I’m certain I will start blogging again at some point in the future but until then please feel free…

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Next Kiosk Application using WEPOS and WPF

    In 2008, NEXT decided to work with Microsoft ® and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Conchango to develop a proof of concept for a scalable Web-based kiosk application and says it was immediately impressed with the solution. The development team created a high-performing kiosk application with Windows Presentation Foundation development tools and Windows Communication…

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.NET Micro Framework 3.0 Porting Kit

I’ve been meaning to blog this for ages.  For those of you who aren’t aware the .NET Micro Framework porting kit is now available through the MS Store. The price has been significantly reduced in price and is available through the US Store & UK Store, serving the EU. For those not served by the…

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MSDN Embedded Subscription Announced

1. To help you deliver their next generation of embedded devices successfully, we have announced the availability (as of July 1) of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Embedded subscription.  This provides a cost-effective way to license the entire line of Windows Embedded platforms and tools, receive technical support, and obtain…

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Windows Embedded Server Announced

A new addition to the Windows Embedded Server product range was announced at ESC Silicon Valley yesterday Windows Embedded Server enables OEMs to design, build and deploy dedicated, durable server appliances that have smaller footprints, robust networking and support for large storage, aiding in the rapid setup and remote management capabilities of embedded devices. Based…

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MySpace to support Windows Mobile (& Silverlight)

Today MySpace have announced support for Silverlight and Windows Mobile – http://in.sys-con.com/node/898377.  Later this week the Silverlight Toolkit for MySpace on will be made available on CodePlex – http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2009/public/schedule/detail/9031 making it easier for .Net developers to create applications for MySpace.

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Embedded devices will soon outnumber people by orders of magnitude!

Catherine pointed me at some really interesting research that she has been doing recently, highlighting the impact of various forecasts for future supply/demand of embedded devices. Forecasts from the EU’s Artemis initiative predict “more than 16 billion embedded devices by 2010 and over 40 billion by 2020”. [source]  The World Wireless Research Forum’s (WWRF) prediction…

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Windows Based PoS Terminal Shipments hit 76% in 2008

Windows-based POS Terminals Steal Market Share from Linux: Study March 8, 2009 POS Terminals running Microsoft Windows operating systems increased from 71 percent of shipments to nearly 76 percent in 2008, taking share away from Linux and other operating systems, according to a new study by Franklin, Tenn.-based retail technology consultancy IHL Group. "In a…

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Session Invite – “Windows Azure Update, What it is & What it isn’t”

We would like to invite you to a session titled “Windows Azure Update, What it is & What it isn’t” including a Q&A session with 3 x members of the Azure team from Microsoft Corp along with a session that introduces “UK AzureNET” which is the name of what we hope evolves into UK Azure…

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One week on – Windows Phone Announcement

Here’s some resources from last week’s Windows Phone announcement. Steve Ballmer and Andy Lees’ Mobile World Congress keynote featured this video showcasing Windows Mobile 6.5 … (Source with lots more content, including Windows Mobile, Zune and Desktop versions).  Very Cool. Gizmodo did a great review of the new Windows Phone user interface. Windows Mobile 6.5…

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