Windows Mobile Blog: Moving Day

As of today the Windows Mobile Blog has moved and officially joined the Windows Blog. There are now two options for subscribing to our content. Windows Mobile Blog | RSS Our mobile insiders and technical experts will post content directly to the new Windows Mobile Blog. These posts will also bubble up to the higher level…

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SDK, DTK, DRK: WTF?!

Earlier this week we released the Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit (DTK). This release has raised a few questions relative to the other Windows Mobile software development tools and resources. I’d like to take a moment to describe what the SDK, DTK, and DRK are, and just as importantly what they are not. Figure: Windows…

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Windows Mobile Facebook Application update

If you weren’t aware, Microsoft recently released a Facebook application for Windows Mobile. We’ve heard some users have been having problems with installation and a new copy of the app has been posted. This version should help anyone that was getting the “cannot install due to insufficient privileges” error and it should also help with…

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Marketplace Registration Open!

In the latest update to http://developer.windowsmobile.com, developers can now Register to participate in Windows Marketplace for Mobile. This marks another milestone in providing Windows Mobile Developers a clear path to develop, test, certify and distribute their Windows Mobile applications via the Windows® Marketplace for Mobile. Throughout the registration process, links to key documentation for distributing…

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Microsoft Tag Update

I’d like to take a moment to direct your attention back to Microsoft Tags, which I posted about back in January. I know many of you have questioned how a Microsoft Tag differs from a QR Code and why you’d chose one over the other. I’ll happily stay out of that debate and leave you…

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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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Introducing Windows® Marketplace for Mobile…

At Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Steve Ballmer announced a number of upcoming additions to the Windows Mobile® family. In addition to great consumer-focused services such as Microsoft® My Phone, he also announced a new on-device application marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.5 called Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Beyond providing consumers with the ability to…

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Microsoft My Phone

Today at Mobile World Congress Microsoft announced a new free service called My Phone. The service is available as part of a limited beta, meaning it’s possible you might get temporarily waitlisted, but the queue should progress quickly as things ramp up. Now, some of you might have heard rumors about it last week and…

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Windows Mobile Development Forum

I just wanted to take a moment to direct your attention to the new Windows Mobile Development forum.   Some of the cool new features are: New user interface Improved filtering/tagging Improved posting experience (dynamic posting, thread preview, real time updates) Live alerts RSS support

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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…

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