Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 3.0 Released!

This is a firmware release which is flexible enough to be used on many devices – devices integrated into the computer, remote controls, and wireless “fridge magnet” displays.  It’s a turnkey solution that provides all the top-level code you need to create a full-featured SideShow device based on the .NET Micro Framework. Download the Windows…


Our MSDN forum has moved!

Those who regularly frequent our MSDN forum might have noticed a big change in recent days: we’ve been migrated over to the new “Forums 3.0” platform!  This new platform contains a number of exciting improvements which should make your overall experience much better–and yes, it still lets you post questions and answers to get help…


Come visit us at WinHEC 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

After our busy burst of software releases earlier this year, don’t take the recent relative quiet as a sign that things are slowing down.  In fact, we’ve been extremely busy getting a few surprises ready to unveil at WinHEC, which is coming up in just a few short weeks!  If you’re already planning to attend WinHEC…


Let the (trademark) bugs bite: updated SideShow usage guidelines

There comes a time in every trademark’s life where it either returns back to the public domain, or takes the leap into registered status.  To that end, I now introduce you to the new and improved Windows® SideShow®!  Yes, SideShow is now an officially registered trademark, and to commemorate the occasion we’ve gone and revised…


Last chance to enter your gadget to win a trip to CA and a Dell XPS420!

Just a friendly reminder that the Gadget Development Contest for Windows SideShow entry period ends this coming Friday, July 18, at 11:59pm PDT, so be sure to get your entries finished and submitted before then!  We want to see what you can do! – Dan


It’s here: SideShow support on Windows CE 5.0!

Yesterday, the Windows Embedded team released support for Windows SideShow on Windows CE 5.0!  Combined with our Universal Driver, this new platform can work over USB, Bluetooth or TCP/IP connections, and easily enable SideShow functionality on a wide variety of CE-based devices.  If you’ve got an existing CE 5 based device with one of the supported…


Write a Gadget, Win Cool Stuff!

Now that we’ve released the Windows SideShow Managed API SDK and Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview, we figured we’d give you some incentive to stick the two together: a gadget contest!  Yes, you heard us right: free stuff for building the best gadget for Windows SideShow.  We’ve teamed up with NVIDIA to provide…


Announcing the Universal Driver for Windows SideShow 1.5!

Last week, we quietly released to Windows Update a new version of the Universal Driver for Windows SideShow!  This new release includes support for additional transports, bringing the complete list to: USB Bluetooth TCP/IP TCP/IP with SSL In addition to powering devices built using the Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework v1.4 (and…


Don’t read English? No problem!

Windows SideShow is a technology used around the world (and, in fact, many of the cool SideShow-enabled devices on the market today are only available outside the US), but most gadgets we’ve written so far have been provided only in English.  Until now.  It gives me great pleasure to announce, on behalf of the entire Windows…


What is Windows SideShow? Check out

If you’re new to Windows SideShow and want an overview of the feature, or if you’re trying to explain to all your friends what exactly that little LCD on the lid of your laptop does, send them over to  Yes, it is just a fancy redirect to the section of the Windows Vista site…