.NET Micro Framework 4.4 is now available!

The .NET Micro Framework team is pleased to announce the release of .NET Micro Framework 4.4. We fixed several long outstanding issues as well as improved the reliability of lwIP network stack and debugging experience through Visual Studio 2015. The 4.4 version also features several types from Windows.Devices namespace in the UWP API and experimental…


LLILUM SDK is now available for Visual Studio 2015

We published today the first cut of the Llilum SDK for Visual Studio 2015. The build and installation experience is still a bit cumbersome, but you can now build and debug Llium code entirely in Visual Studio 2015. We also started cleaning up the LLVM bitcode generation by providing a managed wrapper for LLVM3.6.1, fixed…


NETMF Applications: Sytech Designs a Heating Project

One of the key values of .NET is in handling complex projects.  This next project is a good example of this.  The project is a control system for domestic and industrial underfloor heating.  The system allows each room to be defined as a separately controlled zone.  Each zone has one or more remote temperature sensors…

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NETMF Applications: Smart Gateway for a range of heating/power generation plants

A question that I am frequently asked is where NETMF is used commercially.  This would be an easy question to answer if we charged for the platform, because then we would know who our customers are.  But as an Open Source project, we only hear anecdotally what people are doing.  This is the second in…

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.NET Gadgeteer at Maker Faire in NY

If you are not familiar with Maker Faire, I am not sure that I can fully describe it (although I like ‘Science meets Circus’).  We spoke with the founder of the faire and he said the question that he is most commonly asked is ‘what is it?’.  The common theme seems to be people with…

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.NET Gadgeteer

This weekend, Microsoft attended Maker Faire in New York and UbiComp in Copenhagen to demonstrate a really cool technology that has been developed and used by Microsoft Research in Cambridge England.  It is a rapid prototyping system built on the .NET Micro Framework.  There are three additional components (beyond NETMF) to make this a platform…

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Bicycle Computer #7 – Working with the Emulator when you have new Peripherals

This is the seventh in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here. The project source code is posted on Codeplex.com and can be downloaded from http://netmfbikecomputer.codeplex.com/.  Remember,…

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Bicycle Computer #6 – More Complex Sensor Integration

This is the sixth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  If you would like to start from the beginning, the first article can be found here.  This particular article is a little long…

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Bicycle Computer #5 – UI continued – Custom Controls

This is the fifth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio. To jump to the initial article, click here.  I am still working on getting this project posted out to CodePlex or somehow made…

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Bicycle Computer #4 – UI continued – Fonts and Touch

This is the fourth in a series of articles demonstrating how someone with modest .NET programming capabilities can now write applications for embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and Visual Studio.  To jump to the initial article, click here.  I am still working on getting this project posted out to CodePlex or somehow made…

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