.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…


Controlling Your Festive Lights with the .NET Micro Framework

Rob Miles has come up with a new spin on seasonal project by making his festive lights flash red whenever he posts a new entry on his blog :).  Check out http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/archive/2008/11/27/9149635.aspx for all of the information on the .NET Micro Framework and the hardware and code required for this cool festive project.

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Rob’s New Book. Free C# Teaching Materials

Rob Miles, a professor at the University of Hull, and with whom I had the pleasure of delivering a couple of .NET Micro Framework [2] sessions at TechEd EMEA last year, has released his C# teaching materials for free. He has called it the “yellow book”, since it is yellow and structured like a normal…


EMEA .NET Micro Framework Porting Labs sheduled for November

I blogged about this a while back, to guage demand, and I’m happy to report that, based on your feedback, a .NET Micro Framework Porting Training session has been scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2007 in conjunction with TechED Developers Europe in Barcelona, Spain. The training will take place at AC Hotel Barcelona.   Note that…

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Survey – Micro Framework Porting Training in EMEA

Whilst at MEDC last week I had a number of conversations regarding the possibility of running a Micro Framework Hardware Porting Lab in Europe.  We would really like to do this but would like to assess demand, so that we can ensure the training is appropriate. If you are interested could you please forward me,…

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MEDC Berlin – Micro Framework Session Demo

Those of you at my MEDC session in Berlin would have seen me build a Micro Framework application, from scratch, that allowed you to visually set a desired temperature and then communicate this across an RS232 interface. For the demo I used the Freescale Emulator and i.MXS board.  However it is possible to recreate the…

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MEDC Berlin – Micro Framework Emulators

I had a couple of conversations MEDC last week regarding the creation and extention of Micro Framework emulators.  The attached document is from an Instructor Led Lab that was run at MEDC Vegas, it gives a great overview of the Micro Framework emulator and how it can be easily extended.  Please let me know if…

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MEDC Berlin – Micro Framework Session Slide Deck

Thankyou to all of you who attended my Micro Framework session at MEDC Berlin earlier this week.  I hope you found it useful and informative…  You can find the slide deck I referenced attached.  Let me know if you have any questions. -Dave MEDC OTT201.pdf

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Paris Techdays – Me, Mike and Olivier talk about Embedded…

Olivier blogged about this a while back, but I came across it whilst I was pulling material together for MEDC.  During the Paris Techdays in February, Oliver Bloch, Mike Hall and myself where interviewed about Microsoft Embedded technologies: Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, and the .NET Micro Framework. Don’t be afraid the interview starts in French,…


Getting Started with the Freescale i.MXS Micro Framework Board

One of the Micro Framework boards I’ve been working with recently is the i.MXS from Freescale, it has great functionality and is great for demos with it’s QVGA screen. Alden Linn has written a whitepaper which offers some great tips for getting started with .NET MF using the i.MXS Development Kit and, among other things, addresses some differences…