ScreenLib for Windows Mobile – no resolution/orientation headaches any more!

Mel has developed and posted a great library for those of you developing native code – on his own words: I’m proud to announce ScreenLib, a new library for native Windows Mobile developers. It takes away a lot of the pain of designing user interfaces for multiple screen sizes, orientations, form factors etc. It lets…

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Check out the new Windows Mobile Network Analyzer PowerToy!

Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile was released today as a PowerToy: OverviewNetwork Analyzer for Windows Mobile runs network utilities, for example ping and ipconfig, on a Windows Mobile powered device. Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile facilitates the troubleshooting of network connectivity issues. You can extend the harness. You can add user-defined tests (DLLs) to the…

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.NET Compact Framework v2 SP1 was released!

In the case you have missed it, .NET CF team has released v2 SP1! Point your browse to this netcfteam’s post to learn more about added features and fixed issues: Microsoft .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP1 release has been completed and is in the process of being released.  This service pack was driven customer feedback…

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Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK and Windows Vista? Some tips available…

Some people have been experiencing issues when installing/running Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs on Windows Vista. Most common issues are: SDK complains about lack of Activesync SDK seems to install but there is no project template available when you try to create a new project Unable to create native (C++) projects (you can’t to go through the wizard). Cannot deploy/debug to a device over…

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A new start…

I spent the last 5 years working with mobility at Microsoft Latam – my primary role was to work with Mobile Operators and OEMs on launching and selling WM-based devices, with ISVs/developers on targeting WM and enterprises to adopt it as their mobility solution – that position gave me a huge opportunity to meet the whole ecosystem and work with several partners…

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Shared Source Code for Device Emulator 1.0!!!

Have you ever wonder how Device Emulator works? Wonder no more! Barry Bond just posted about availability of shared source code for Device Emulator v1 on his blog: This release is the full source to V1 DeviceEmulator.exe, which you can compile yourself using Visual Studio 2005. We created this release to enable experimentation with the…

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Performance improvements on Device Emulator V2

Continuing on the Device Emulator, make sure to check “DeviceEmulator V2 – how did we get a 40% improvement in performance?“, a great post from Barry Bond, Device Emulator’s architect: The DeviceEmulator V2 is significantly faster than the V1 emulator you’re used to. Most of the performance wins come from a small set of optimizations…

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Standalone Device Emulator 1.0 with Windows Mobile OS Images

News from the Device Emulator team: The Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 is a standalone version of the same ARM based Device Emulator that ships as part of Visual Studio 2005. The standalone emulator is intended for situations when you want to demonstrate or test your application on a computer that does not have Visual Studio…

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Questions/comments on “Windows CE x Windows Mobile” – Part 1

My post on Windows CE x Windows Mobile differences generated a lot of interesting comments, more than I had anticipated :-). Thanks to all of you who have posted your comments/questions to the blog, private messages, as well as all discussing on web forums. I thought a new post would be the best option to…

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Mobile Operator, OEM and Microsoft: Windows Mobile Roles

Following my post regarding the differences between Windows CE and Windows Mobile, I’d like to discuss the responsibility share among the Mobile Operator, device manufacturer and Microsoft on a Windows Mobile-based device, especially when you consider that this device has customizations from each of these companies (This article is also available in Brazilian Portuguese here)….

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