developer.windowsmobile.com

Earlier this week our refreshed Windows Mobile developer portal went live! Shortly thereafter, I was privileged to meet with Program Manager Michelle Rowley.  In this embedded video clip, Michelle takes us on a tour of the new site and offers some great tips on how developers can take action today.       One of…

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DreamSpark for Students

We are often asked by students how they can get powerful tools for Windows Mobile application development. Mobile development is officially supported using Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.  Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition has also been widely adopted by the community as a solid mobile development platform.  Many universities partner with Microsoft in a variety…

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Mobile Tweets: My Phone Codes

In light of the broad consumer interest for the Microsoft® My Phone service announced this week at Mobile World Congress, several promotional codes are being released to the Microsoft Twitter community.  Of course you could just jump on the waitlist, but here is a short list of Twitterers you should follow for a chance to…

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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…

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Trouble getting your ActiveSync provider to work with Windows Mobile Device Center?

As most of you know, ActiveSync has been replaced by a new app called Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) on Vista. I occasionally hear from developers who have problems getting their ActiveSync Sync Service Providers (SSPs) to work with WMDC. Usually its a registration issue and the error messages aren’t very helpful. I have a…

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Which icon sizes should I use in my application?

We’ve covered icons in the past, but I thought it was a good idea to review this information because I often see applications that use incorrect icon sizes. At a high level, here are the icon sizes Windows Mobile developers need to be aware of: Windows Mobile Professional and Classic devices (formerly known as “Pocket…

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The Phone team says "Hello?"

I’d like to share a great photo of the Windows Mobile Phone team enjoying a much needed day off. These guys (and gals) are responsible for Smart Dial, Call History, Speed Dial, Call Progress, Voicemail, Wireless Manager and a whole bunch of phone UI and APIs. They’re all hard at work on building a great…

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Video: Demos of cool new Windows Mobile 6.1 features

Windows Mobile 6.1 was just announced at CTIA yesterday. A bunch of us got together to record a video demoing most of the new features in Windows Mobile 6.1. Check out this 40-minute video that shows: Cool devices, including the T-Mobile Shadow, HTC Tilt, Pantech Duo, Moto Q9 The new Sliding Panel home screen (aka…

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Announcing Windows Mobile 6.1

This morning Microsoft officially announced Windows Mobile 6.1 and an upgrade for Internet Explorer Mobile. Windows Mobile 6.1 will start showing up in devices very very soon, and the IEMobile update will be available later this year. Windows Mobile 6.1 includes a slew of new features and improvements, including a redesigned home screen, built-in Task…

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MSFT heart Windows Mobile

Everyone I know at Microsoft uses a Windows Mobile phone (well, except for 2 people…one is a guy that works in the Mac Unit and the other is Bill Gates who doesn’t use a cell phone). Microsoft employees are often the first customers of our product. To see just how passionate they can be, check out…

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