Microsoft OneApp – what is that thing?

Okay, so this is officially my second week in the OneApp team, and I must say I am really impressed with the group…sharp cookies one and all.  I am definitely bringing down the bell curve here 🙂 But I am equally as jazzed around the opportunities that OneApp will bring to mobile developers world wide. …

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Microsoft OneApp…here I come :)

For those of you who know me, you know I’ve been in the mobile space for awhile and have spent much of my time in Windows Mobile.  I will be branching out a bit into another mobile endeavor at MS…OneApp. Over the next few weeks, I hope to get acclimated with this technology, and then…

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Want to take your UI to the next level?

Many of the developers at Mobile Incubation Week wanted to make sure their UIs were as cool as the ideas they represent.  You mean the standard NETCF controls aren’t sexy enough? <insert giggles here> There are many alternative UI controls out there that can give your Windows Mobile application a facelift. Here are a few…

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Some IE Mobile Tidbits…

Short and sweet… there are a couple of tidbits that caught my eye this week related to developing with IE Mobile and the WebBrowser control. If you are using the WebBrowser control and NETCF 3.5, you might want to check out the new hotfix and KB article just published here. Raffaele Limosani wrote a comprehensive…

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Why Windows Mobile as a Business Platform?

  I’ve said it before that Mobile Developers were going to change the world.  I still feel this way.  There are a lot of cool technologies changing our lives, but nothing compares to having a little computer in your pocket that can effectively do everything your PC does and more.  The players are all out…

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Enterprise Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Compact 3.5

Back when I started writing windows applications, there was really only one book that mattered….Programming Windows by Charles Petzold.  It provided the essential clues to get started on just about any topic for budding Windows developers.  Information was scarce… and *good* information was golden.  This book was a “must have”.  How things have changed…  …

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Application Verifier Tip – “EnableShimEngine”

I’ve been seeing a number of reports from developers taking their first lap with Application Verifier related to a common error, “Unable to enable shim engine on device”.   While there are a few different reasons this problem occurs, the most common one is a mismatch in test tool components.  When you download Application Verifier for…

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Walkthru

Guess I don’t have to do this now 🙂 Most of you have probably already seen this video, but if not, it’s a good Windows Mobile 6.5 walkthru.  I’ve been using this for quite a while now, and I must say that I really DO enjoy 6.5 over previous revs. Of course, the hardware is…

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FITC Mobile in Canada – are you going to be there?

There will be some good mobile sessions, including some around Windows Mobile development from Mark Arteaga :)  If you plan on going, click this link to get a discount to the event!

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Microsoft Hopper Test Tool for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, and 6.5

Hopper for 6.5 is live! Hopper is a software test tool that simulates random user input on mobile devices providing a sometimes meaningful mean time to failure (MTTF) number. It is designed to find bugs and is not intended to run scenario tests or do “specific user things” – it is completely random. Hopper stresses the…

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