VS 2005 SP1 is now available !

Yes VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download. Here are some useful links I wanted to share. VSTS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&DisplayLang=en Express patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b0b0339-613a-46e6-ab4d-080d4d4a8c4e&DisplayLang=en TFS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9ab638c-04d2-4aee-8ae8-9f00dd454ab8&DisplayLang=en How to obtain VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929697 Hotfixes in VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918526 VS 2005 SP1 Release Notes http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928957 Heath’s blog with a ton of…


Unit Testing for .Net Compact Framework

This blog post should have happened some time ago and the only reason it has taken so long is due to my laziness 🙂 With the recent Visual Studio Orcas CTPs, we are shipping preview bits of one of the biggest features Visual Studio for Devices has to offer for Orcas – unit testing for…


Platform Verification Task

What is Platform Verification Task? Smart Device development involves writing applications that target a particular device platform. Toolbox filtering, the unsupported control designer and IntelliSense provide design time aid to the developer to add only PMEs (properties/methods/events) supported by the current platform to his application. But in certain scenarios the developer might have written an…


Rory Blyth’s demos on Windows Mobile Development

Rory Blyth, an MSDN Events Presenter, plans to give a series of screencasts on the subject of Windows Mobile Development. You can access the link here. In his own words:          “I’ve decided, humble as I am, to try and create the greatest series of screencasts in the entire universe on the subject of Windows Mobile…


Shared Source Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Release

Barry has just posted details on this here. For all you geeks out there, this is an incredible opportunity to peek into the innards of the device emulator[Sriram]


REPOST (Which Versions of Compact Framework will VS "Orcas" Support

In the previous ship cycle, one feedback we got from our developer community was that  we didn’t share early on what runtimes and platforms the development tool will support.  So for VS “Orcas” release, I would like to share where we are heading in terms on enabling support for various runtime versions and platforms.  This…


Device Security Manager for Windows Mobile 5.0

Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Released! This test tool helps developers of Windows Mobile applications test various security policies for Windows Mobile devices. Overview: It is designed as a desktop application that ships with a preset list of “security configurations”. A security configuration can be thought of as a template, which contains…


Rory Blyth on Windows Mobile development

The incomparable Rory Blyth has put up a bunch of screencasts on various aspects of smart device development. If you’re new to smart device development or if you’re having a lazy afternoon and there’s nothing on TV, head on over to Channel 9 and watch these. https://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=209122


Windows Vista and smart device development

Folks using Beta 2 and later CTPs of Windows Vista for device developers would have run into some rough weather over one or more of the following issues. Rest assured – we’re aware of this (and some of these have already been fixed internally)  and by the time Windows Vista goes gold, the device development…


CTP of SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition Now Available

SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition is the followup to SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition (SQL Mobile).   Everywhere Edition adds to the great data replication and synchronization capabilities available in SQL Mobile.  With Everywhere Edition, you can use the same client-side database for your Windows Mobile and Windows desktop applications–making it easier for you to share code and resources across…