Happy Holidays!

This is my last blog post for 2005, as I’m off to visit family in Europe. Of course I’ll have a laptop with me, in fact a Tablet PC, but it will be used for developing (on the plane) and for my daughter to draw me some great pictures. She loves the Artrage application, and…

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Mobile Development: Which version of Visual Studio 2005?

As I’ve been careful to mention on the Windows Mobile Developer Wiki, in order to develop applications for Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices (or more accurately, make use of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 features), you need to buy Visual Studio 2005. The good old eMbedded Visual C++ Toolkit won’t allow you to create managed code,…

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Reminder: Finish your survey to get into the prize draw!

Just a quick blog post to remind you to take five minutes and finish that Windows Mobile developer survey we mentioned a few weeks ago – you’ve got until the end of December to get it done. I know it’s a little long, but once you finish it, you’ll be eligible for entry into the prize draw…

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My New Spot

Don’t worry, I’m not sharing epidermal skin care tips, rather I’m just very pleased with my new watch. I’ve always been a fan of SPOT watches, and use my Fossil watch daily – even though it had taken to resetting itself a lot (a design flaw with the first generation of watches). I was very pleased…

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Windows Mobile Developer Wiki – Latest Updates

Material is still flowing into the Windows Mobile Developer Wiki, and the number of hits is growing week by week. Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to add or to change content! Here’s a list of some of the new stuff that has appeared over the past month or so: ActiveSync 4.1 Best…

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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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