NETMF 4.3 Released

We are glad to announce today the RTM of the .NET Micro Framework version 4.3.  You can download the SDK and PK as well as the source from our Codeplex project, client_v4_3 branch, at change number 27523.  Version 4.3 of the .NET Micro Framework Porting Kit provides the following new features: Support for Visual Studio…

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‘New’ SoM from GHI Electronics

OK – I’m a little behind on this one.  The board has been out for a few months.   That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t deserve to be pointed out.  There have been lots of great things going on with NETMF recently here in Microsoft that have been taking up time.  We can talk about those…

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NETMF 4.3 (Beta) on the CodePlex site

Yesterday we released the beta of the upcoming 4.3 release of NETMF.  This release includes the following Feature List for v4.3 – Support for Visual Studio 2012 (Pro or higher) plus the Windows Desktop Express version. – All v4.2 QFEs features and bug fixes (PWM enhancements, lwIP and network driver reliability improvements, Analog Output, WinUSB…

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On-going VS Express Support

There was some anxiety for all of us when the language specific Express SKUs (C# Express and VB Express) that NETMF (and Gadgeteer) work with were not going to be supported in VS 2012.   We did learn that these 2010 SKUs would be available for some time going forward but that is not forever and…

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Version 4.2 QFE 2 released

Today we released a QFE for .NET Micro Framework version 4.2. This is both an SDK and Porting Kit release and can be found at http://netmf.codeplex.com/releases/view/91594. The changeset for this release is at http://netmf.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/23973. The additions for this release include adding support for the WinUSB driver in replacement of the current USB driver that had…

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Pete Brown and MADExpo

Many of you have already run into Pete at events or in forums – he is a very active and talented contributor to the NETMF and Gadgeteer communities.  Here is recent interview of him at MADExpo: http://technologyandfriends.com/SubText/archive/2012/08/06/tf224.aspx This video shows how Pete ‘emptied out his office’ of all the gadgets and gizmos he has built…

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A patch you may need if you use XP

Several people on the team have been tracking down an error reported by a customer that is reported from C# Express.           It took some time but they found that there is an optional patch that is not at all optional if you want to use NETMF (or Gadgeteer) on XP…

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New .NET Gadgeteer board from the Mountaineer Group

2 weeks ago I talked about a new port from the newly formed Mountaineer Group.  Last week they were back.  They announced that they have created a new open source hardware platform on that port which is available for pre-order.  The platform actually consists of two board options – with and without onboard Ethernet.  The…

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New Contributions from the Mountaineer Group

Today the first public Beta of the NETMF port to the STM32 F4 was announced by the Mountaineer Group.  The Mountaineer group is a neat collaboration that is just being announced between Oberon Microsystems (a software company focused on connected devices scenarios) and CSA engineering (a hardware and software engineering company with a broad range…

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A Surprise from Secret Labs

Getting a surprise from Secret Labs is, well, no surprise but this is one that I wouldn’t have predicted.  Today Chris announced that they are selling a new Netduino board – the Netduino Go.  This board responds to requests from their community for more resources – cycles and memory and I/O – and it does…

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