Version 4.2 RTM Today!! (Updated)

We are glad to announce today the RTM of the .NET Micro Framework version 4.2.  You can download the SDK and PK as well as the all sources from our Codeplex project, client_v4_2 branch, at change number 13620.   (We will be distributing 4.2 solely through the Codeplex site this time and not on downloads.microsoft.com) Version…

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So you always wanted to be an angel investor

KickStarter.com was a new one for me.   There are dozens of interesting projects out there from movies to technology to children’s books.  What all these things have in common is that they need grass roots funding.  At Kickstarter.com they define a funding target and set a deadline to get it.  Then they put together their…

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Cortex Support on NETMF in Open Source Project

There is a lot of interest in the Cortex M series platforms these days.  One reason that these are interesting for very small devices like .NET Micro Framework is that they use a new instruction set – Thumb2 – that is more compact than the one used in ARM processors like the ARM 7 and…

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NETMF Version 4.2 Release Candidate 2

We have just posted the second Release Candidate for .NET Micro Framework version 4.2.  We decided to do another release candidate so that we could take a few more features from the community and so that we could get a little more exposure to some fairly esoteric bug fixes.  So, in addition to the stuff…

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NETMF 4.2 Contributor and a Cool Product

It is great to be able to highlight a valuable contribution to the 4.2 codebase and a cool application of the platform at the same time. The contribution is from Richard Scott at Pulsecor (http://www.pulsecor.com/). People have asked for examples of the kinds of products built using the Micro Framework and here is one of…

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NETMF 4.2 – Regular Expressions

With the 4.2 release just around the corner, I wanted to highlight another contributions from the community – specifically in this case, Regular Expressions. This feature was contributed by Julius Friedman.  Regular Expressions This is desktop compatible although some features like Capture have a more limited scope (i.e. not all the methods are there).  A…

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NETMF Student and Hobbyist projects

The last few blogs have highlighted some of the NETMF uses at the Imagine Cup.  These are presumably products that are targeting commercial applications and both of these project teams are exploring the road to bringing their products to market.  There are also some really cool things happening in the student and hobbyist space that…

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Imagine Cup and NETMF (Part 2)

The team that won the Software Design category was Team Hermes from Sligo, Ireland. This team created an application that addressed the issue of the high rate of traffic fatalities In Ireland with a classically ‘Internet of Things’ solution. They instrumented the car with a device based on a FEZ Panda that plugs into the…

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Imagine Cup and NETMF (Part 1)

The Imagine Cup just finished an once again there were some great projects as always.  This year, even more than in the past, there were a number of projects that included the .NET Micro Framework platform.  I have had the opportunity to talk with several of the teams about their projects and their experiences with…

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Internet of Things and StreamInsight

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum with more and more investment from governments and companies being announced all the time.  There is still some complexity to the development of solutions in this segment because the solutions require connecting a wide range of computing devices in new ways, standards are still emerging, and frankly…

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