NETMF 3.0, Windows 7 Embedded, Spark Competition, Tools Updates.

There were a number of announcements made at ESC East (and PDC) that might be of interest for both hobbyist and commercial developers. .NET Micro Framework 3.0 The .NET Micro Framework team announced availability of the .NET Micro Framework 3.0 SDK with a number of new features. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) FAT32-compatible file system Compatibility…

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PDC IHeart->Hardware();

This week there are two events running at the same time, Embedded Systems Conference East here in Boston, and the PDC in LA – Most of the embedded team are at the ESC East event (obviously!), Dion, John Coyne, and Cuong Pham are down at PDC, manning the embedded booth and attending sessions. It looks…

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CE6 MSDN Article: Delay load drivers for faster boot times

Yuqun Cao, a Software Development Engineer on the Windows CE JDP team has written and published an article to MSDN called “BusEnum: Enabling Finer Control of Device Driver Loading”. The title of the paper, while correct, doesn’t go far enough to describe what the paper is describing – the paper really discusses delay loading of…

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CEFileWiz – Easily add files to a CE 4.2, 5.0, or 6.0 Operating System Design.

In the last two days I’ve received a few e-mails from people asking for a copy of CEFileWiz, here’s a link to the CEFileWiz zip file on Skydrive.live.com. http://cid-37f67be71429816a.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/CEFileWiz  Let me know if you have any feature requests. – Mike

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Afternoon Snack… Trying out international food.

Someone at work decided it would be good to try out some international foods over the next couple of weeks, this weeks treat… see below. Next week – a comparison of Baked Beans (US vs. UK) [why does US beans have a lump of pork in the can?]. – Mike

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CE6: Using Imaging APIs to load/display images.

I recently blogged about one of the sessions I’m presenting at ESC East on application development, and showed the ~30 lines of managed code needed to pull an RSS feed from Frameit.live.com, parse the XML, and then pull and display images from the feed. I got a couple of e-mails asking for the code needed…

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Imagine Cup 2008: The Embedded Development Story.

If you are not already signed up for the 2009 Imagine Cup then you should take a look at the Embedded Development Story from this years event (see below) – Video is 22 minutes. The Embedded Development Story at the 2008 Imagine Cup Finals in Paris, France – Mike

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