WM 6 SDK and Cellular Emulator (Can you hear me now?)

You may have noticed that the emulator images shipped in the WM 6 SDKs have no cellular signal, which is very different from the previous SDKs where all images used to be connected to the Fake Network. We had to make this change to introduce the new Cellular Emulator tool. WM 5.0 SDKs’ images use a…

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WM 6 SDK Install Issue: Common7IDEProjectTemplates?

If you are installing the WM 6 SDK on Windows Vista you may hit an error that blocks the installation. The error message is: Could not access network location Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates This issue is related to a Custom Action (VBScript) we were using to install the Project Templates for Visual Studio – Vista may be blocking…

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Windows Mobile 6 SDKs are now available!

The button was pushed and the Windows Mobile 6 SDKs are now available – you can download both “Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK” and “Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK” here! Please, read carefully the download page details to learn about the new naming and emulator images, requirements and know issues. Make sure to also read…

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Certificates in Windows Mobile 6

Scott Yost talks about the certificate changes that we made in Windows Mobile 6: It gives me great pleasure to announce the following changes that we made in WM6: Certificate Installer built into the platform  Installs CER, P7B, and PFX files  No more Access Denied messages.  Installs certs to the ROOT, Intermediate, and MY store…

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Windows Mobile 6 SDK

With the Windows Mobile 6 announcement it is time to start talking about the new SDK we put together for this release (and I can finally tell you what I’ve been working with since I arrived here). We have been working hard on it and we all hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we…

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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…


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…


.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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