New SideShow-compatible devices from Mini-Box!

The folks over at Mini-Box have just released a new SideShow-compatible picoLCD module, designed for use in one of your many spare drive bays.  For those who are interested, the device has full support for SCF-based (Simple Content Format) gadgets (as compared to the ‘glance only’ text data on the Logitech G-15).  Check out these…


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…


Learn how to build SideShow-compatible devices and drivers at Driver DevCon (DDC) 2008

Interested in learning more about how to use the new Universal Driver for Windows SideShow, or how to build a device driver to SideShow-enable your existing devices?  If so, you may want to attend Microsoft Windows Driver Developer Conference 2008 (September 29 – October 1, 2008 in Seattle, WA).  Come and meet the experts, and…


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


New gadgets from SideShow Jim!

The folks over at Ikanos Consulting have just released a Windows Live Messenger gadget for Windows SideShow!  Check out the announcement, as well as more SideShow-related posts over on the SideShow Jim blog.  I have a feeling this isn’t the last of them 🙂 – 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…