Windows Mobile Documentation: New Docs, New Samples, New Videos

I've not posted for a while, mostly because I've been busy working away with the rest of the Windows Mobile documentation team on creating a lot of new content, just in time for MEDC. We'll be releasing it in dribs and drabs between now and 8th May, and to get you started, here are are three video tutorials (or "eHowTos" as we like to call them) covering areas that we know have been causing stress to our beloved ISVs.

So make yourself a cup of tea, sit back, relax, and learn.

Plenty more to come, keep watching!


Comments (2)

  1. Mike Edwards says:

    I found the video covering the design of setup programs for Windows Mobile very useful – in fact a throwaway comment in there might well have solved a problem I’ve been having for a few days now (which isn’t even on a WM5 project), so it was well worth the time taken to watch it.

    However, the last video on the list (Designing an application, level 100) suffered from an all-too-common problem with these things, which was that the majority of the dialog from the presenter was simply reading out the text on the slide presentation behind him. I don’t see any significant value in that myself, not least as waiting while the slide text is read out takes much longer than reading it myself.

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    I hear you, and thanks for your comments.

    Luke was kind enough to stand in for the original presenter, which explains the format. However, we still wanted to get the information out there, so we thought it worthwhile.

    In general we try not to make videos in this style: I’ve just read a great book by Edward Tufte about PowerPoint, and I’m trying to make sure I never give another PowerPoint Presentation that consists of me reading bullet points again.

    Here’s a link to a (rather scary and sad) article about that Tufte piece:

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