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We have a last second session change due to the tornadoes in Michigan on Thursday. David White's "Building Emulator Images for Kicks with Windows Mobile 6" session will not take place. Instead we will have Chris Woodruff presenting "Microsoft Project Astoria" which is sure to be a great session. Check out the complete agenda at: http://www.dayofdotnet.org/... ...
With the new Exchange 2007 SP1 microsoft now releases a way to lock down windows Mobile devices. See the snapshot below for what you can do with the new SP. I can now tell customers to not drill the camera lenses on windows mobile devices and to stop worrying about Bluetooth. I am not able to test these functions at the moment , and am wondering if it will also work for older windows mobile devices like 2003se and mobile 5. As soon as i have details on this i will update my blog These functions are ...
Well, depending on how things progress over the next month or so I guess I might end up becoming a HP employee now that HP is in the process of acquiring Neoware, and it now looks like I won't be stuck for choice in the Mobile Phone department? ;-) By Sumeeth Evans on Windows Mobile HP announced no fewer than 56 products yesterday at a press event in NYC, most of them refreshing the flagging iPAQ line. Up front we find five devices: iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger – 3G phone with QWERTY keyboard ...
See if you can cast your mind back to when Compaq brought out the sexy new iPaq around 2000? It looked a bit like this and boy was it in demand, compared to the HP Jornada and the Casio models it really raised some eyebrows - I'd even go so far as to say it was the iPod of the time. More on these models. But since Compaq was taken over by HP it's almost like we have been plodding along with the slightly boring but functional HP style of PDA's that have inherited the iPaq name - so this news below ...
Now this is a very interesting thought, especially when placed in context with the history of the fact that Symbian is effectively the son of Psion, and forgive me now for sounding incredibly optimistic, but given the legacy of what the Psion team and code could achieve then from a performance perspective in small tight code it's quite possible it could blow the doors of the Benchmarks? Let's take this crazy thought one step further and suggest that they launch a Notebook? Better yet, just take the ...
*Moved to: Office Mobile 2007This week I installed Office Mobile 2007 on my Windows Mobile 6 (Black Shadow) SPV M3100, and I have to say, what changed? I can now see my RSS Feeds as part of Outlook Mobile 2007, but apart from that the only change was the addition of OneNote Mobile 2007.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
I'm in a mobile mood this week. Must be because of all the iPhone hype. Microsoft has released version 2.0 of Live Search. If you have a Windows Mobile phone and you don't have this app, you are really missing out. It's the best way to lookup driving directions and contact information. The new version makes it easy to find movie times and locations along with ratings. For a full description, here is the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog post. You can download the application to your phone from wls.live.com ...
Yesterday morning I posted about Verizon's lack of Windows Mobile 6, and yesterday afternoon, Engadget releases some dirt on Verizon's release of the Samsung SCH-i760, likely this month or next. Just a rumor, but that's a cool phone. Consider this my official complaint about no mention of the 2nd generation Zune. Okay, Microsoft, let's see an announcement this afternoon ...
The Blame Game So I have been waiting to find out if my Motorola Q is going to be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6, or if I will be stuck buying a new phone. When Microsoft released version 6 back in February, they made an announcement that phone carriers would get the software free of charge if they agreed to upgrade version 5 phones for existing customers. That was the first time there was a glimmer of hope for us. I can't remember any time in the past that you could upgrade your phone. Wireless phone ...
Sprint seems to have abandoned the PPC-6700 as far as upgrades go. The last official upgrade release from Sprint was AKU 2.2. (AKU's are like service packs) Microsoft recommends that all Windows Mobile 5 users upgrade to at least AKU 2.3 because there are some serious performance issues with 2.2. I believe that Verizon customers have received that update, but nothing past that. The latest AKU I know of for Windows Mobile 5 is 3.5 (I've heard rumors of a 3.6, but I haven't seen one), so Sprint customers ...
From Jeff Atwood: Let me start by saying up front that I am a fan of the iPhone. Let me start by saying up front that I am not. He brings up one of my biggest criticisms of the iPhone: EDGE data connections, on the other hand, are none of those things. When my Samsung Blackjack is using an EDGE connection, it's like downloading the internet through an overclocked dialup modem. It's, in a word, unbelievably painful. It's the difference between "hey, let me whip out my phone and look this up really ...
This in reply to AngryCode [himself] read his post RE: Microsoft WindowsMobile on pains of moving from SmartPhone to Touchscreen-only HTC Touch. AngryCoder: Why Can't Microsoft Get Windows Mobile Right? My response/story: I used to have the very first SmartPhone Beta hardware Kit from Microsoft. Ever since then SmartPhone was an edge above PocketPC for phone use. One good form factor to come close was HP and Treo with "half-n-half" design 2/3 screen and a QWERTY input. My first real production phone ...
Microsoft published a white paper detailing the TCO on Windows Mobile 6 devices vs. RIM's Blackberry. Surprisingly they find a 28% savings in the Wm6 devices over Blackberries. And when studying the 160 enterprise customers they found 85% of them already had the incoming ports open needed for direct push since they are the same ones used for OWA. Nice ...
Is this why Apple has been keen to keep the device out of reviewers hands until lthe Hype Cycle has completed the selling frenzy? Will Unusable Keyboard Fuel Apple iPhone Backlash? June 30, 2007 [General] | By Tadd Rosenfeld. Yes. The inner technology junkie in me was in prime form yesterday when at 6:00PM eastern standard time, when the normal Tadd would have been enjoying a Friday evening off, I found myself instead tapping my arm for a vein at the local Apple store. I was joined there by perhaps ...
So from MSmobiles I found this very neat comparison of the features - I'm actually considering replacing the trusty Orange C600 that I have been using for some while now and everytime I catch the video of the interactive display of the iPhone I do think it looks great, but..... I have to remind myself that Mobiles (even more that Laptops) are a very tactile choice and before you make the commitment you should definately have the chance to pick one up and touch and play with it - jump in too quickly ...
I like the idea of the Apple iPhone, I think that anything that pushes innovation in this market space is great. However the HTC Touch P3450 (Elf) is serious competition for the iPhone mainly because of the interface. This video from BBC demonstrates the HTC Touch's user interface. You can order the device today if you wish. Sadly the iPhone is not yet available to purchase in the UK yet but there is massive interest. Of course the device is a Smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 which means connecting ...
Michael Singer posted an article on Information Week about Microsoft's seeming lack of community (Thanks to Scott for originally posting about the article on GWB). I think that he might have gotten some misinformation from less-than-reliable sources, so I wanted to go through his article and give a Microsoft-ie point of view. Let's review the article shall we? "Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is ...
On Windows Mobile 5 devices with a keyboard, you can hold the Shift key and select multiple messages in the email client. When you have multiple messages selected, you can press Menu -> Delete to delete these selected messages. Hope this saves somebody as much time as it has saved me. Technorati tags: WM5 ...

Two of our sessions with Windows Mobile themes were inadvertantly scheduled for the same timeslot.  To avoid these sessions from competing with one another for the same audience, we have swapped one of them with an earlier timeslot's session.

Dan Hibbitt's "Good Things Come in Small Packages: The Mobile Client Software Factory" session will now be taking place at 9:00 AM.

Brian Sherwin's "Avoiding Database Entropy" session will now be taking place at 12:50 PM.

The guys over at NavXS have just released a new Windows Mobile client for their social geocoding network. Feel free to add me as a friend after you download the software. My user ID is tim@timhibbard.com and it is directly tied to data from Where's Tim. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, Where's Tim ...
Redmond Developer News just published an article saying that Research In Motion (RIM) will be making available later this year software that provides Windows Mobile 6 devices a "virtual" BlackBerry experience. The software will feature email, browsing, instant messaging, and other capabilities and will also let WM6 devices take advantage of BlackBerry services, such as BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The application also provides support for the BlackBerry Mobile Data System, a feature that will enable ...
Chris posted on his blog about the demise of the Axim PPC line. Interestingly enough, when you look at the types of devices entering the Windows Mobile marketplace there are two distinct lines forming: communication enabled devices and rugged devices. Take a look at the list of Mobile devices on Microsoft's site. Only 4 of them (one being the cancelled Axim) are wife-wants-to-electronicall... grade, while the others are "rugged" or specialied to fit a certain environment. Compare ...
Posted yesterday on the Microsoft Live Labs blog: We are excited to announce public availability of the Deepfish technology preview from Microsoft Live Labs. Deepfish is a new type of mobile information browsing experience, aimed at preserving the rich layout and full form of documents on mobile devices while providing novel ways of effectively navigating that content on small screens. This looks pretty cool. Basically, it enables you to see the whole page on your mobile device, and then zoom in ...
[Originally posted on 5th June 2006] I just finished off with TechED 2006 India at Delhi and had sometime at hand today before TechED starts at Pune tomorrow. So, I thought about writing an application I had been waiting to develop. There are times when we forget our phones at home. However, we continue to get SMS and phone calls on our device while we are at a totally different location. Would it not be great if our phone could email us details of the SMS received and phone calls we missed? Download ...
[Originally posted on 31st July 2006] Ever wanted to compose SMS from the ease of desktop instead of the phone? Wanted to be notified on the desktop, while you are working, when a SMS is received and reply to it from there itself? DesktopSMS, for Windows Mobile 5.0 based SmartPhone and PocketPC devices, will let you do just that! Based upon .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and Windows Mobile 5.0, it allows you to compose, receive and reply to SMS while the phone is connected to your ...
I was pretty excited over Apple's new iPhone after witnessing its slick interface in YouTube, and decided that my dependency on the Pocket PC driven by the Windows Mobile platform will have to go. That is until I see this. Somebody actually made an iPhone replica sitting on the Pocket PC. Very impressive. It's a shame that the video has been taken down on YouTube due to pressures from you-know-who. The interface replica was written using a PPC development tool called PPL (Pocket PC Language) by ArianeSoft. ...
Even though I have given up the Mobile 5 device (aka the C600 from Orange) and gone over to the "Dark Side" (BlackBerry) I find it somewhat funny that I still have the C600 sitting in my office draw at work - for some reason I can't bring myself to get rid of it on eBay....? So today I think I have found a reason to be strong and give it up to eBay, the new HTC s710. I have always liked the idea and feel of a standard handset when you just need the Phone - but there's no denying the convience of ...
Microsoft just announced Windows Mobile 6 (press release) at the 3GSM World Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The first WM6 powered devices will start hitting the streets by the second quarter of this year, and many companies are planning upgrade options for existing WM5 devices. There are a lot of changes in this release, but Microsoft has really focused on improving usability and adding support for more Microsoft Office features. The user interface has received a much needed face-lift, giving it ...
Hopefully everyone that lives in the United States (or deals with United States based companies) has heard that the U.S. Congress has changed the dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) starting this year. The changes are the result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and modifies the Uniform Time Act of 1966 by changing the start and end dates of daylight saving time. These changes mean that any electronic devices that were pre-programmed for adjusting to daylight saving time will be obsolete and incorrect. ...
I've been conflicted with Windows Mobile devices. I've had 4 HTC devices: 2 Smartphones (Audiovox SPV, iMate Sp5) and 2 pocket PC phones (iMate JAM, iMate JASJAR). I've continually been torn between the simplicity of the smartphone and the utility of the PocketPC phone. I've looked at some of the 'hybrid' styles like the Treo and Motorola Q but not been compelled by them. I've recently been looking at the HTC Vox (S710) as a pretty fair compromise. It is the simple Smartphone form factor that I've ...
PhoneNews reports that a version of Google Maps has been released for Windows Mobile. I downloaded and played with it last night on my PPC-6700. It works really well and it integrates with your contacts list. It is interesting to note that is uses the old version of the street maps and older satellite images. Also, the final version of Window Mobile Device Center is now released. Technorati tags: Windows Mobile, Google Maps ...
So Windows Mobile team have these funny little mini's all Microsofted up and pimped out. And I got to get a picture of this one! It was at the Microsoft Campus in Reading today. The question now is whether Jason is going to hold up to his end of the bargain since it has been spotted! So Jason... does this count for spotting the car?! ...
Recently I have been working on a very cool project called Triangler. This is a multiplayer game that you play on your mobile phone. You play in one of two teams that compete with each other. The goal of the game is to position yourself in a way that you create equilateral triangles on a map. So you and your teammates have to move around to get yourself in the right position. To get points you have to enclose people from the opposite team inside this triangle.The game has been nominated for the International ...
So, for Christmas I got my wife a Palm Treo 700wx. It's one that runs Windows Mobile 5. Now, why did I pick the one running Windows Mobile 5? Well, becuase I think its a superior operating system to the Palm of course! I mean, seriously, who in this day and age would willingly take the Palm OS over Windows Mobile? What possible scenario would drive someone into the gaping jaws of mobile death that is the Palm OS? Well, let me tell you a story... So, my sister in law has a Palm as well...not a Treo, ...
I hate our cellular carriers in Canada. Hate hate hate. The phone selection sucks. Well, not really...but it depends on who you're with. You see, I'm with Rogers...and Rogers sucks when you want a Windows Mobile 5.0 phone. They have one, and its a clunky, ugly HP device. Horrible. They have a Treo 650, but its Palm OS only. They have Blackberry's all over the place, but who cares? I want a freaking Mobile 5.0 device! Telus has a bunch of them...they have the new Treo ZW (or WZ or whatever), and it ...
The final installment for the launch of the decade is gold! "Ladies n Gentlemen, Presenting... 6 times Heavy (mailbox) Weight Champion, The hatter of Spam, The amigo of Unified Messaging, on the latest 64 bit architecture, with Greater Mobility Support - The One n Only Microsoft - Exchange - Server - 2007 !!!!" I've worked with the Exchange team before - though I know very little about this release though other than the fact that i've been dog fooding E12 for quite some time now - the Web services ...
You're going to be hearing a lot more about the Social Geocoding service, NavXS. It's MySpace meets Where's Tim. These guys do it right. They have a Windows Mobile client, a Java client, Google Maps interface and a rock solid permissions model. They also have a blog here. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, GPS, location sharing, Where's Tim ...
*Moved to: Windows Vista: windows mobile device centerIf you are trying to get windows mobile device center running on Vista 6000 RTM then you will need to install the beta as it is not actively released. Update 2006-12-20Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
Don't know how many of you are watching the Mobile SQL DB space, but I sure am still excited about SQL Mobile 2005 and it's seamless integration with SQL Server 2005. I was psyched that I could build real products for Windows Mobile with a solid SQL Server databased on the device and then easily merge that same data with the server application though the real SQL Server. SQL Compact, for short, is actually the next version of SQL Mobile. SQL Compact, just like SQL Mobile can be managed though SQL ...
I've been a crazy dazy Windows Mobile SmartPhone fan since 2001 when the first OS betas came out - after switching over to a few devices I finally gave it up to try out an IMate K-Jam (a.k.a QTek 9100) which runs a Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone edition OS. The messaging capability of the device which includes Mirosoft DirectPush is simply awesome, not that my SmartPhone didn't have DirectPush, however DirectPush coupled with the full QWERTY keyboard of the K-Jam only makes it a whole lot better. ...
classes MUST follow. It defines method signatures but cannot have any implementations; the latter must be provided by the classes that implement the interface. C# differs from C++ in this regard because C++ lacks native language support for interfaces. As a C++ programmers you have to create an interface by defining an abstract class with pure virtual methods. what is an abstract class................. An Abstract class lets you define some behaviors and force your subclasses to provide others. For ...
The Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center Beta enables you to set up new partnerships, synchronize content and manage music, pictures and video with any Windows Mobile 2003 or Windows Mobile 5.0 powered device. The Windows Mobile Device Center Beta is only supported on Windows Vista RC1. The Windows Mobile Device Center Beta combines an efficient business-data synchronization platform with a compelling user experience. Windows Mobile Device Center Beta helps you to quickly set up new partnerships, ...
speaker: Scott Howlett & Noorez Khamis - imason inc location: 200 Bloor Street East Toronto (Manulife Financial) - International A Don't miss this event on Gadgets, Vista Sidebar, and Live.com . Presentation is from 6:30-8:30pm Doors are open at 6pm for registration and snacks. Gadgets are a new type of mini-application used to provide information at a users fingertips. They are usually compact and focus on a single task at hand. There are different types of gadgets including Information Gadgets, ...
I've had to move my Outlook to my TabletPC Convertable Gateway m285 running Vista Ultimate RC1 and Office 2007 B2TR. I hooked up my WM5 - nada - just a file and music Sync dialog. <read below on the hack> Once I got the Sync working - ooooo pretty and functional brand new Windows Mobile Device Center How to: Looked around, took me like 15mins to find a solution to sync my WM5 to Outlook2007: Use RegEdit to add a key called “WHOS” to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software... Connect ...
WMDC (Windows Mobile Device Centre), is the new software in Vista that replaces ActiveSync and you cannot even install ActiveSync on Vista.If you installed Vista RC1 and plugged in your Windows Mobile Phone (either Pocket PC or Smart Phone) and expected Outlook to start syncing you would be in for a rude shock. All Vista does is open the device in Explorer so you can browse it and get to explore files - but nothing to sync up. This is because the WMDC bits are not publicly released yet but are being ...
I've noticed this article over at the Register.co.uk concerning the emergence of MS's Mobile email solution based on Exchange 2003 SP2 and Windows Mobile 5 devices using ActiveSync to communicate. I was fascinated when I first learnt of the Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) feature that was in Exchange, and covered that here "Blackberry Killer" Solution back in June 2005, it took me a while to get it even close when I had all the client components at Orange SPV C600 AKU2 by March, but I had to wait until ...
OK - so I've spent the last couple hours downloading XNA Game Studio Express, Visual C# Express, and a boatload of other stuff from Microsoft so I can take the plunge and start learning game development with XNA. Basically after talking with the guys at PodcastStudio.NET during Code Camp last weekend about old school games, and game development in general I got more interested in XNA.The thing that really drove me was a tiny little comment in the FAQ which stated: Q: Does the XNA Framework support ...
Install Activesync 4.1 to connect to a Hosted Exchange 2003 mailbox on a Motorola Q Phone IMPORTANT : These instructions are only for the Motorola Q phone. See related article if you have another type of phone. Be sure that you have Outlook open to the correct profile while you do the activesync installation. Be sure that you have the CD that came with your device. Gathering Information Note you will need to know your exchange server address, username, password and domain. Download the certificate ...
Install Certificate to connect to a Hosted Exchange 2003 mailbox on a Motorola Q Phone Prepare the Certificate to add to the Mobile Device You should be able to get the certificate from your Exchange admin. Download Certificate Installer from Microsoft Go to Microsoft and download the "Add Root Certificate Utility for Verizon SmartPhone" The exe should be "VZW_SpAddCert.exe" Go to Microsoft and download the "Add Root Certificate Utility for Verizon SmartPhone" (NOTE: this only works for PocketPC ...
Here’s the quick list of things I love to research and work on… Mainframe Integration to .NET IBM 3270 and IBM 5250 mainframe Attachmate Verastream Host Integration (programmatic integration technologies) IBM Bridge integration leveraging Attachmate’s Data Bridge technologies Legacy Database Migration IMS to Relational VSAM to Relational Enterprise N-Tier Systems Remoting Web Services Enterprise Services Distribution Systems Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Order Management System ...