Wow. and I’m still here. You know when folks come up to me and ask me how are things in my part of the world, I find myself saying “great! I’m still surviving.”. It’s funny how I’ve transitioned from “Awesome! just great” or “Fantastic” to “Still surviving”. I guess all the changes within the company…


GoMaps Indoor Navigation

This has always been a problem for Microsoft (or any big company). we have so many buildings and rooms in our campus, sometimes it’s a chore to locate a meeting room or a person you’d like to meet. We have to work in 10-15mins of travel time before and after meetings just to ensure we…


Geez! Talk about FUD

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. this is what OUR community is doing to us these day. I wonder how someone who claims he’s respectable can connect two completely unrelated sources of information into something negative towards Microsoft. Read : http://msmobiles.com/news.php/8126.html   What does a marketing exercise to promote the flow of ideas and creativity correlate with…


Do you have a fantasy application? we do!

Have you ever thought about a cool mobile application? Have you wished that your phone was a phaser? maybe a visual caloric recognizer? or even a Universal Translator? At SXSW Interactive, The Internet Geek Girl will be conducting video interviews with nine famous bloggers to find out what their fantasy app looks like and share…


Mobile Incubation Week announced

Brian Hoskins from our Emerging Business Team just announced the birth of the Incubation Week for mobile development companies. This is a week long, deep dive, hands on, fully assisted workshop to help startup companies get started in building applications for Windows Mobile for distribution. checkout their blog here :   http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/Blogs/brian_hoskins/default.aspx


New Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide Available

  The patterns & practices group has just recently released a new Pocket Guide that is targeted at Mobile Architecture and development. It covers a ton of information and common pitfalls that you can avoid when building serious mobile line of business applications. Download a copy here : http://www.codeplex.com/AppArch/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19798


Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images Available now

Today we’re announcing the availability of the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Emulator Images that includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 browser built in. These are the new resolutions that are supported: Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Standard DPI: 131 – Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels DPI: 131 – Resolution: 400 x 240 pixels DPI: 131 – Resolution:…


New Mobility Center on MSDN

It’s time again for a visual refresh for the MSDN Mobility Center. This time round we organized it by development phases instead of “type of content” which was really hard to navigate. With this new look, you can easily find information that you are interested in based on the phase of development you are in….


Common Criteria Certification for Windows Mobile 6.1

Saw this as Jason’s blog :   I got some great news yesterday that Windows Mobile 6.1 has just gained Common Criteria Certification! If you aren’t familiar with Common Criteria then Wikipedia helps 🙂 The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria or CC) is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for…


Samsung Blackjack II WM6.1 Update available. Official!

get it now. http://www.samsung.com/us/i617/windowsupgrade/ Windows Vista Instructions: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=557&PROD_SUB_ID=558&PROD_ID=957&AT_ID=132707 Windows XP Instructions: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=557&PROD_SUB_ID=558&PROD_ID=957&AT_ID=132706 make sure you READ all the steps and follow it to the “T”.  *UPDATE*. oh and guess what. they brought this back!   A BIG THANK YOU AT&T!!