Why can’t I copy programs out of Windows?

I’ve seen people internally and externally ask for help copying files out of \Windows on the device, usually EXEs and DLL files. I’m not sure what their end goal – sometimes it’s to try those binaries on a different device but there are probably other reasons too. In general, it’s pretty hard to do this…


Do SDETs dream of electric sheep?

I read Joel Spolsky’s blog from time to time. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I took the following entry a bit personally. Apparently—and this is all based on blog rumors and innuendo—Microsoft has had a long term policy of eliminating all software testers who don’t know how to write code, replacing them…


Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Windows Mobile team!

On behalf of the entire Windows Mobile team, I’d like to wish all our customers, developers, partners, enthusiasts, bloggers, press and friends everywhere Merry Christmas, happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. We’ve got some exciting releases lined up for early 2008, and the team is also hard at work on bigger releases…


Shadow Homescreen

What is “Neo”? Hi everyone, I’d like to move away from Messaging posts for a bit, and talk a little bit about a project that my team worked on for the last few months. It was codenamed “Neo” and you can see it in stores now. Just a Shadow of the old homescreen left… Some…


Submitting Developer Feature Requests

Want to shape the future of the Windows Mobile developer experience? Proceed to https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=502 to submit your developer feature requests and vote on others to drive feature importance.


Device Management and Security Webcast : Tomorrow

Following up on my earlier post, don’t forget our Enterprise Mobility Solution Specialist Jason Langridge will be giving a webcast on all the latest information surrounding mobile device management and security Tuesday morning at 10.30am.  If you are responsible for managing and securing Windows Mobile devices in your business, you won’t want to miss this…


Samsung Innovation Quest

Jason Langridge has posted about an application development contest being run by Samsung over on his blog.  If you have an app that is cool and runs on the Blackjack or other Samsung Windows Mobile device you should head over to www.samsungiq.com Jason’s Blog Post 


Quick Messaging API (MAPI) Sample

I heard someone say they wished it were possible to create a speed dial entry for text messaging in Windows Mobile. As most of you might know, text messaging is not a standalone app – it’s just another account within the Messaging client, which also supports Outlook and other email accounts (Hotmail, POP3 etc). So…


Special Discount for Mobile Connections, Fall 2007, Las Vegas

Hop over to Loke Uei’s blog to get a special discount for the Mobile Connections developer event in Las Vegas, Nov 5th thru 8th. http://blogs.msdn.com/lokeuei/archive/2007/09/24/special-discount-for-mobile-connections-fall-2007-las-vegas.aspx James


Imagine Cup 2007 Embedded Development Invitational.

      Do you like Embedded development? If you are 16 years of age or older, and enrolled as student at an accredited educational institution you may be able to participate in the world’s premier student technology competition. This year’s theme is “Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment.” To find out…