Interview With A Developer

In 2005, one of my idols in the blogging community, Robert Scoble, cofounded a Microsoft site called Channel 9.  These people wander around Microsoft with video cameras, interview various people, and post the videos on their site.  The interviews can range from “here’s some cool stuff coming soon,” to “here’s an interesting person to talk with.”  Channel…

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Windows Live Search for Mobile

The Windows Live Search team has released a beta of “Windows Live Search for Mobile”, an app for Windows Mobile devices that (to quote their web site) “brings the power of Windows Live Local Search to your cell phone. Now you can get the answers you need no matter where you are. Need to find…

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Windows Mobile Docs: Make sure you are reading the latest and greatest!

MSDN is upgrading itself to MSDN2, and as a result, the Windows Mobile SDK docs may be moving around a bit, and you might find that you are reading older docs. To ensure you are reading the very latest version: 1. Use the Visual Studio Online Help option, or 2. Open your web browser and…

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What would you like to see at MEDC?

As you can tell from a previous post, we are planning for MEDC (The Mobile and Embedded Developer Conference, which is only a short 5 or so months away!).  I’d like to know what topics you’d like to see covered?  Have you ever attended MEDC (or even a similar conference) and wished there was a talk on…

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Why does my signed cab still show the "Unknown Publisher" prompt?

At install time, we crack open the cab file and check for a signature on every executable (exe and dll) inside the cab. If any of the binaries are unsigned (or signed with a cert that doesn’t chain to the code execution stores) then we’ll display the unsigned code prompt. If the user presses “Yes”…

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Have you asked or answered a question at the Windows Mobile Forums?

Sometimes people ask questions as replies to blog entries. That works sometimes, but if you have general programming questions, I suggest you will have more visibility and better ability to know when your question gets answered by using MSDN Forums. Also, help the community sharing your knowledge! Link to the Smart Devices Native Development Forum:   …


WMDC/ActiveSync Pass Through Feature

I got an email from a customer asking about device connectivity using the pass through feature in ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC). In this settings dialog, what’s the difference between Automatic, Work Network and The Internet? Specifically, when should I change the setting to something other than Automatic? Here’s a quick summary of…

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UPDATED! Want to Speak at MEDC, but aren’t sure where your topic fits?

MEDC 2007 is coming up fast and the Call For Papers (link) closes in a few short weeks.  If you’ve been thinking about submitting an idea for a session, now is the time to do it.  To help make sure your suggestion is in an appropriate area, content owner Derek Snyder has put together some guidance…

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Webcast on UI design challenges and ScreenLib

Sorry for the last minute notice, but I’m delivering a live MSDN Windows Mobile webcast this morning at 11AM PT. In this webcast, we discuss the unique challenges of designing user interfaces for Windows Mobile applications. We also introduce ScreenLib, a C++ library that you design user interfaces that adapt and work well with devices of any…

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MEDC 2007 Call For Papers Issued!

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to educate developers, device makers, business & marketing decision makers and IT Professionals on delivering compelling devices, experiences, and cool applications?  Well, Microsoft’s Mobile and Embedded Developer Conference might be your chance to prove it.  We’re looking for experienced conference presenters who have built and deployed mobile…

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