Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide

The Microsoft Patterns & Practices (p&p) team delivers applied engineering guidance that helps software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their custom application development efforts. Working with the Windows Mobile team the p&p team has updated their Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide, which provides real world information and best…


Thirsty Developer Podcast About Windows Mobile Application Development

Last month at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles, Dave Bost and Larry Clarkin recorded a podcast with Constanze Roman a Windows Mobile Community PM and MVPs Maarten Struys and Peter Nowak. During the podcast they discussed various aspects of Windows Mobile Application Development including Silverlight for Windows Mobile and also Windows Live…


Windows Mobile Application Showcase

A few weeks ago we mentioned the new developer portal at, which is showcasing some interesting applications. If you haven’t taken a look already, I’d encourage you to go check it out. Two of the showcase apps that I’ve been trying out lately are Pointui Home and Kinoma Play. Pointui Home is an application…


Press, Click, Select or Choose?!?

This might be useful for Windows Mobile developers. Does your application display an error or informational message that begins with “Click here to….”? You might have noticed similar messages often begin with “Click” or “Press”. Which is the right word to use? Here are some variations of the same message: “Click New to create a…


Windows Mobile MVP Spotlight

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program is one of many opportunities to engage with the Windows Mobile community.  To borrow a couple of lines from this Microsoft Web site, “MVPs are exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and…


Patch Tuesday – fix up the WM 6.1 SMTP send issue

For those of you who have noticed the SMTP sending bug recently, the folks over at the Outlook Mobile blog have put up a patch!  Here’s the link to it:  


Internet Explorer Mobile 6

Today at Tech•Ed EMEA we announced the availability of emulators and documentation for Internet Explorer Mobile 6, which is the next generation browser for Windows Mobile. Available on new Windows Mobile devices soon, this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience on your device that more closely resembles a desktop browsing experience. For all you…


Silverlight 2 For Mobile

  Wouldn’t it be super cool if the Silverlight apps you built for the desktop could run on Millions of Mobile Devices? If you have been building Silverlight applications and are wondering how to extend them to mobile devices, then this webcast is the one to watch. In this webcast you will not only learn…