Deploy and debug against a custom embedded device without ActiveSync

Those of you who have been developing for devices for a few years might remember how painful it was to deploy and debug your app in eVC and VS2003 if you didn't have an ActiveSync connection to the device. I was just over in Mike Hall's office running through a couple of VS2005 demos with him, and I have to say that we've come a long way. A really long way. Check out this article: "How to: Connect to Windows CE Device Without ActiveSync" on MSDN. You'll still need to have some way of starting processes on the device and figuring out your IP address, but it's trivial compared to typing in guids or copying around security files. If you have VS installed, this is the first or second hit when you search locally for "without activesync." Cheers!

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