Looking for a job in the home of amazing gadgets?

Here in the User Assistance team in the Mobile and Embedded Devision, we’re looking for a programmer/writer to help create the reference documentation that developers depend on. If you love Pocket PCs and Smartphones, and have proven programming and writing skillz, you should definitely get in touch with Celeste De Guzman (celested at microsoft dot…

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Happy Thankswhatting?

One of the joys of moving to a foreign country is viewing the local customs with amused detachment. Take Thanksgiving for example. Coming, as I do, from Europe rather than North America, it’s quite interesting to watch the Macy’s Parade, the constant references to Pilgrims on television, and the hundred and one other things that…

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MSDN and You

Someone from our team, the Mobile and Embedded User Assistance team, came back from a customer visit with the sad news that the developers there had never heard of MSDN, or those that had heard of it were under the impression it was something too expensive to consider. Clearly we have a problem communicating what…

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Windows Mobile Developers: Tell us what you think, win an $100 Amazon Vouchure!

US$100 AMAZON.COM GIFT CARDS UP FOR GRABS Windows Mobile Developers Wanted! We are giving away 5 Amazon.com gift cards worth $100 each. Complete the Windows Mobile Technical Resources Survey, and you will be entered in a random drawing for one of the cards. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think…

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Online Help vs. Offline Help

So I need your opinion: how devastated would you be if your only access to the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK Documentation was online? By this I mean, you used Visual Studio 2005’s Help system, but had it configured to use online help. No internet connection, no documentation. I mean, did you know that when you…

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Visual Studio 2005 – Launched! And CF2.0 too…

Wow, I can hardly believe that Visual Studio 2005 has finally launched. I started working on VS2005 a long time ago, back in the C++ and then C# teams. I’m delighted to see that it’s finally “out the door”, and even better, than my favourite version – the C# Express edition – is also available. If…

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