Jason Chen (Gizmodo) pits Live Search Mobile vs Google Maps

So which is better? Without a doubt, Microsoft’s was the winner. Nice to see a fair and truthful review about a Windows Mobile application versus a Java based one. If you haven’t seen or been using it yet, download it here: http://wls.live.com/ You can also try Virtual Earth Mobile if you’re using a Windows Mobile device….

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UX Patterns at the SAF

We’re at the Strategic Architect’s Forum here on campus at the conference center for the next two days. Over 250 software architects are attending this high value event setup by the Architect Evangelists in Microsoft.   I’ll be co-chairing the UX (User Experience) roundtable tomorrow run by Simon Guest and will be assisting with discussions…

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Eileen Rumwell’s new Not Only Technology blog.

Eileen’s been a long time friend wayyyy back when I have not started working for Microsoft. I was a Microsoft Regional Director for Malaysia back then, and Eileen ran the RD Program. We got a lot of support and love from her as RDs. She made sure we were well fed, well trained and well.. well. She’s also put…

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Brrr.. Stay warm guys.

Driving to work today was an experience, especially for a person who grew up in a tropical environment. Took me over 5 minutes to drive up 100yards to the main street because it was iced up. Definitely need to get a 4×4. It’s a freak snowstorm that left over 2ft of snow in some areas of Western Washington….

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Windows Mobile Website Updated

We just launched the new updated Windows Mobile site at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile. It’s got a couple of snazzy UI upgrades using flash and the following sections have been updated as well: Browse & Buy:  Added filtering and device comparison functionality. Mobile Microsoft Programs:  Content devoted to Microsoft Outlook and Office software included on our Windows Mobile devices….

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Happy Thanksgiving, and what great news!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! and to everyone else, a big Thank You! for being a great audience, for commenting, for providing hard-core feedback and for being supportive. This morning, while having my coffee and roasted pecan nuts, I saw two pieces of news online that just made my quest to get to 400mhz so much…

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Windows Mobile E-Learning Courses (5150) now available!

This just out, the 5150AE Collection of E-Learning courses on Developing Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Applications Using Visual Studio 2005 is now online. Here are the courses that are covered:   Collection 5150AE: Developing Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005 · Course 5151AE: Designing and Developing a Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0…

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SWF2XAML-AF2XAMLCT

      Cryptic!! but for those in the industry they’ll recognize it straightaway. Thanks to Mike Swanson, a Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, now anyone can convert SWF frames into XAML. In it’s first iteration, you can only convert frames, but his blog post also mentions how you can get more information about converting the…

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Doing my bit for the honor of a righteous person.

If you do a quick search on Google or Live Search for “martin luther king” you’ll notice that the TOP link that comes back points to a martinlutherkingdotorg site which is a pathetic attempt at desecrating the good pastor’s name. Martin Luther King is best known for his famous “I have a dream” speech and…

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Diet Zune

Feed Your Zune is a very cool application that allows you to subscribe to podcasts and vlogs and sync them onto your Zune. It comes with the following features: Automated download and syncing of Audio and Video Podcasts to your Zune. Full featured RSS video playback. Supports all video formats. Discover thousands of amazing Video…

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