Sync Services for Devices Working Sample Download

There is a walkthrough here on how to create a Sync Services for Devices application on MSDN but it doesn’t quite work, at least I had to modify it to make things work.  Note: You can download the Northwind database here.  Best bet with SQL Server 2008 is to open and run the script, not…

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Learn about the new Widget Framework in Windows Mobile 6.5

Today as part of Microsoft tech days 2009, there is a session that provides a sneak peak at the new widget framework that will be available in Windows Mobile 6.5.  Here is the title and abstract: MBL302 Windows Mobile Web and Widgets: Leveraging web technologies to build experiences for Windows Mobile The last few years…

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Update on Windows Mobile 6.5

Check out this session at Mix 09 on Windows Mobile 6.5: Abstract: Learn about the cool new Windows Mobile 6.5 mobile platform! Hear about the new UI, the 6.5 emulator and other SDK tools, and Web enhancements in Internet Explorer Mobile including support for the W3C Mobile Widget Packaging and Configuration standard. Also see a…

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The Mobile Internet – ASP.NET Mobile Controls

While many modern mobile phones are adopting desktop-like browsing experience including Windows Mobile 6.1.4 and the recently announced WM 6.5, web developers may still want to create web sites tailored for mobile device use.  ASP.NET does provide support for device-specific rendering in the ASP.NET Mobile Controls but first some background so that you can get…


Windows Mobile 6.5 Announcement at Mobile World Congress 09

Windows Mobile 6.5 was official announced at the Mobile World Congress 2009 conference in Barcelona, Spain.  Event highlights can be found at this link. While Windows Mobile 6.5 includes a revamped more consumer-oriented user interface, underneath the covers it is still based on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system.  Engadget provides a nice overview at…


Free Windows Mobile Games!

Just a quick post to let you know about an easy and fun way to keep up on what’s happening with Windows Mobile as well win free Windows Mobile Games.  Just subscribe to https://twitter.com/wmdev and the product team will periodically send out game license keys. First come first served:-)  Oh, and you can follow me…

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Windows Mobile Unified Sensor API

 Koush has posted his sensor API to CodePlex here.  The Windows Mobile Unified Sensor API allows Windows Mobile developers to easily access the hardware sensors that are available on various phones. Sensors: Light Sensor Capacitive Touch Pad Accelerometer Devices: HTC Touch * Samsung Omnia/Instinct This looks like a great addition to the Windows Mobile developer community in…

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Best Mobile Platform for Field Workers?

According to the survey from this article, Windows Mobile is favored by field workers.  Interesting quote from the article around mobile project spend this year: “Spend on mobile workforce technology will either increase or at worst stay the same, with 41 per cent of respondents saying the current economic conditions would have no impact on…

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Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Mobile

I recorded a webcast a while back on what’s new in Visual Studio for mobile development.  Here’s an abstract for the webcast: Learn how the Windows Mobile developer platform and tools help developers build innovative and secure applications and solutions for Windows Mobile powered devices. This session will provide an overview of Windows Mobile development,…