The Desktop Web Comes to Windows Mobile

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 transforms the web for devices based on Windows Mobile 6.1.4.  A rich, desktop web with flicking, panning and zooming is coming to Windows Mobile.  Fast, robust Javascript support is included ala the IE 8 Javascript engine.  Plugin support includes Flash Lite 3.1, Silverlight, and the embeddable Media Player.  Device developers don’t…

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See you in Barcelona for Tech Ed EMEA Dev

Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and meeting new ones starting December 10th at Tech Ed EMEA!  While I ran the Windows Mobile track for Tech Ed North America last June in Orlando, this time around I’ll just be delivering a couple of presentations and spending most of my time helping empower delegates…

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New Resco MobileForms Release for NETCF

Just in case all you mobile developers didn’t hear, Resco has released Volume 3 of their MobileForms Toolkit 2008. Resco MobileForms Toolkit contains: Resco CustomKeyboard for .NET – flexible control supporting custom keyboard layouts Resco SmartGrid for .NET – powerful grid control with built-in auto edit capabilities Resco AdvancedList for .NET – professional list control…

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Announcing Sync Framework v2 CTP1

I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the availability of Sync Framework v2 CTP1 .  Sync Framework 2.0 expands on the capabilities offered by Sync Framework 1.0: Adds features that cater to new scenarios or scenarios that were difficult to support. Reduces the amount of work required to develop providers. Supports more data…

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Chapter 1 of my new Book is Ready!

Mobile Data Synchronization with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact > Second Edition Achieving Global Scalability via Merge Replication Republishing Download and review the PDF from my Windows Live SkyDrive @ http://cid-8b9c82da88af61fc.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Sync/Ch%201.pdf The new book shows you how to scale out your Merge Replication Architecture with Republishing.  It’s chock full of new insight…

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Listen to Rob’s Windows Mobile Interview on .NET Rocks!

  I was recently interviewed by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell who run one of the Internet’s most popular developer sites, .NET Rocks!  You can catch the interview at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=384 where you can either listen to it live via the website, or download it to your favorite device to listen later. I cover the current state…

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Old School Windows Mobile :: Getting Started with Java on PDAs

Below is an article I wrote back in 2002 that described how to build Personal Java apps on the iPAQ during the age of Pocket PC 2000, Embedded VB and C++:  PDAs are becoming a permanent fixture in the everyday lives of consumers and business people. There’s no question that we have Palm to thank for…

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Sync Services for Windows Mobile Devices has Shipped!

Hello all,     Just wanted to pass along that the device bits for Sync Services for ADO.NET have been released to the web!  Now we have a supported version of Sync Services for Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.x.  You can find the download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=75FEF59F-1B5E-49BC-A21A-9EF4F34DE6FC&displaylang=en.  Keep in mind that you’ll also need SQL Server Compact…

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The Blackjack II is Ready to be Managed by System Center Mobile Device Manager

Run, don’t walk out to http://www.samsung.com/us/i617/windowsupgrade and upgrade you Samsung Blackjack II to Windows Mobile 6.1.  Make an already great phone even better with threaded text messaging, a translucent, sliding panel home screen, better battery life, more efficient OTA Exchange ActiveSync, Office Mobile 6.1 with support for Office 2007 file formats, and Internet Connection Sharing. But…

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Sync Framework v1 and Sync Services for ADO.NET v2 are now Generally Available!

As of today you can download the Sync Framework SDK in 11 languages including Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish for AMD64, IA64 and x86 processors from the Sync Framework Download Center.  What is Sync Framework? Imagine being able to build a solution that seamlessly exchanges contact information…

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