What’s New for Developers in Windows Mobile 6

No new OS from Microsoft is complete without a great developer story. The new Windows Mobile 6 SDK will be available for download very soon. Our good friend Jim Wilson has just published an excellent MSDN white paper that describes in great detail what’s new for developers in Windows Mobile 6. Read this article now…

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Certificate Improvements in Windows Mobile 6

As faithful blog readers already know, there were several limitations related to certificates that caused tons of customer pain on WM5. Now that WM6 is public, it gives me great pleasure to announce the following changes that we made in WM6: Certificate Installer built into the platform Installs CER, P7B, and PFX files No more Access…

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How do you dial 1-800-FLOWERS?

Say you’re a business that sells flowers over the phone.  And say that, while picking a phone number for your business, you’ve got the choice between 1-800-356-9377 and 1-800-444-4444.  Which do you pick?  You’d pick the first one, because, while 7 seemingly random digits are hard to remember, the fact that they spell “FLOWERS” isn’t. …

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Everything You Want To Know About SD…

… and weren’t afraid to ask. There have been a number of questions about SD memory cards.  This is a big topic, so I’ll cover what I can and then see what questions come back.  I’ll either answer those questions in the comments or I’ll do a second entry. What’s in a name? Originally SD…

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Who is GWES and why does it keep apologizing?

  I’ve seen this question a few times on the newsgroup so I thought I’d take a stab at it. We’re having another freak winter storm in Redmond so it’s not like I can leave work anyway… What is GWES? Gwes is the Graphical Windowing and Event Subsystem. It’s one little program that draws all…

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IE7 and Smart Device Projects in VS 2005

Coming back from the Holidays, my Visual Studio 2005 installation would fail trying to create a new native Smart Device Project. Uninstalling the Windows Mobile SDKs and reinstalling them… and even uninstalling/reinstalling Visual Studio did not solve the issue. I was finally reminded of an issue I had seen a while back. Installing IE7 caused…


What Would You Like To Know?

I’m back after taking the month of December off.   It’s always hard to come back.  I love my job.  I’ve been doing it for 13 years and plan to keep doing it for a long time to come.  But working just isn’t the same as snowboarding with my son six times in the last two…

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Virtual Earth Mobile 1.71

Virtual Earth Mobile has been replaced by “Live Search for Windows Mobile” which can be downloaded for free at http://wls.live.com. VirtualEarthMobile.CAB

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