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I never bought an iPod - not that I hate it - but I just don't feel like giving my money to Apple nor do I want Apple's sales to go up by 1. Not that I didn't observe/use the device - I played around with enough generations of iPods among work and friends to know whats good and whats bad about it - compared it with my Playsfor Sure devices for years. Today the time has come as we announce Zune, the wait will soon be over. All that speculation that Microsoft is working on an iPod rival are true - ...

I've been running Vista beta 2 on my laptop for the last 3 weeks. It's pretty good, but it's still buggy enough that I have a hard time being productive on it. I'm putting XP pro back on this afternoon.

I'm really looking forward to the Windows Mobile Center and I like the new network connections interface and that it found our Xbox when we plugged it into the network. It ran pretty snappy on my laptop (2gb, centrino) and I look forward to the Release to Market version.

Still having sync issues with your windows mobile device? Try out the new activesync... Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 is the latest synchronization software for Windows Mobile-based devices. Changes in ActiveSync 4.2 help resolve connectivity related issues with Microsoft Outlook, proxies, partnerships, and connectivity. Microsoft Outlook Improvements: Resolves issues relating to error code 85010014. Proxy/DTPT interaction Improvements: Improved auto configuration of device Connection Manager settings ...
This week I received my Motorola Q phone; Telus Mobility is my provider. The first thing, as any developer would, is I wanted to get my favoriate apps installed, and then get myself setup to write my .NET Compact framework apps and getting them on my Q. Btw, I love this device to pieces. It's awesome, and the people at Telus are awesome when you call for support. I hope that the Verizon below are like this, because this article is relevant to you too :) First thing to note, in case it's not obvious ...
Wow, Don Sorcinelli is a genius! Head over to the Boston Pocket PC site for the announcement of their new user group. From the site: Our meetings will be held live via Microsoft Live Meeting every other 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 Noon - 2 PM EDT/EST. What a great way to meet the challenges of starting a new user group! If you develop applications or web sites that target Windows Mobile devices, check this out. Don is a great presenter and a great guy all around. Make sure you mark your calendars ...
Michael Schwarz has released a new version of AJAX.net that works with Windows Mobile 5 and PPC 2003 devices. I don't have a device right now to test, but if you want to see if your device is compatible with AJAX.net, browse to http://www.ajaxpro.info on your mobile device. If you get this screen, it works. Very cool ...
source:http://weblogs.asp.n... Best of Articles :: Microsoft Smartphone Programming [This (sort of) book is a collection of different articles combined under related chapters]Chapter 1: Introduction to the .NET Compact Framework Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Development for the Microsoft .NET Framework Developer http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... What's New in Smartphone 2003 http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... ...
BANGALORE: Microsoft's India Development Center (MIDC) announced their involvement in an end-to-end project to develop 'Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile' - a unified communications client that provides information workers with a premier mobile collaboration experience through native integration of mobile applications with enterprise-grade, real-time communications tools. Communicator Mobile will extend features of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and Microsoft Office Communicator ...
Saw this short video on C9 about Windows Mobile devices. In case you wanna see size comparisons on one table to HTC Unversal, Moto Q and Wizard as well as others - see this video. Channel9: Mel Sampat and Brian Cross - Microsoft Mobile App Compat: http://channel9.msdn.com/Sh... WM Blog about WiMo: http://blogs.msdn.com/windo... I love how you can actually control Voice Command and have a SmartPhone say anything you want. I can think of some ...
Date: Wednesday May 17, 2006 Speaker: Jerome Carron, Senior Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Canada This session will be an introduction to developing Windows Mobile applications with Visual Studio 2005. The focus of the session will be on Devices and the Mobile platform, getting started with device development (user interfaces and controls), data management (SQL Server Mobile) and Visual Studio tools for Data Management and close out with a look at Windows Mobile 5. [Details and Registration on ...
Google may want to organize the world's information, but Microsoft wants to let you know how long you're going to have to wait for a table at Red Lobster on Friday evening. WebProNews Reports: Imagine a world where your Windows Mobile smartphone can pull up a Windows Local Live map with specific details about your city: which florist has peach calla lilies and birds of paradise in stock; where to find the closest Godiva chocolate boutique; and whether or not you can find a parking space near your ...
In this post I would like to share some the comments about the QTEK 9100/I-Mate k-Jam/HTC Wizard devices that I’ve had in the field since mid February. The feedback is from ordinary users where I.T. isn’t their primary function. Some of them have used Palm-Pilots in the past, for many this is there first experience at a Microsoft platform based devices. I should also explain that my organisation has both Lotus Domino and Exchange thanks to mergers and acquisitions, so many users use Lotus ...
Endly it seems like microsoft is going to release it long awaited DMFP update.since march we were already waiting for this feature pack to release but now endly the first info starts to come live. here are the release notes on microsoft's website.http://support.micr... what has caught my eye in these release notes are the following The device client for windows mobile is released unsigned. This could set you back in your project schedule if you want to use the code ...
Ottawa just wiped their collective @$$es with the Tampa Bay Lighting...8 - 5...oops, goal not counted...make the final 8 - 4. Weird scores for these playoffs, but very good hockey. I was listening to the Diggnation podcast that came out a few weeks back (episode 41 I believe). Alex and Kevin were talking about how it sucked that so many of the kewl products out there never make it to the states. Seriously, you people in the States have NO idea how much it sucks up here in Canada! Never mind the fact ...
Thanks to MSMobiles for the note about LocutusBorgMan's post in the BrightHand Forum. (NOTE: As far as I am aware this is in the public domain, not restricted by NDA) Here he posted the link to a MS Presentation in Interlaken for MS Mobile Developers, and although it was very developer biased, slide 55 was quite illuminating from my point of view so I've included it below. Equally LocutusBorgMan's notes make an interesting read:Seems like Crossbow, which is supposedly a second edition of WM5.0 like ...
Since i'm working on a windows mobile 5.0 project we are looking for a solution how to manage these devices.and until now i found out that most management is done by just adding or changing registry keys on the device.Since we already have SMS implemented in the it environment we were looking for an add on or a solution how we could change some parts in windows mobile so it would fit our needs. What i know now, the best solution is just searching which registry keys you need to change.To find out ...
I’ve been asked by a couple people now for a more complete review of my new PDA phone, and finally have a chance to post my thoughts. One of the reasons I waited is that I wanted to get the new updates installed, and have some time to check them out. Here’s a size comparison with my original Axim X5, the PPC-6700, and my old phone, the Samsung A500. So, the first thing you see is that the PPC-6700 is actually closer in size to my old phone than the Axim. That was one thing I always disliked ...
Well Mobile Monday has been and gone... I did sit on the panel and we did discuss Mobile Web 2.0. In the second part of this Mobile Web 2.0 discussion I'm going to just make a few points that I think got lost in the discussions on the panel and give a bit of reasoning behind them. As I said before I believe in mobi-web 2.0 which is new innovative mobile solutions that break through the boundaries of the mobile issues such as multiple operating systems, multiple devices, languages etc. I also have ...
So this popped in today from CoolSmartPhone - and this is fantastic news from my own selfish point of view? Looks like they will definately be competing with TMobile's efforts? Orange have announced pricing their new Microsoft Exchange Direct Push e-mail plans, according to this ComputerWeekly story. Data bundles will start at £6.50, giving users 10Mb of email. Medium usage packages will cost £12 per month for 30Mbytes, with high usage costing £25 per month for 200Mbytes.You'll need ...
Having more issues with my install of VS2005. I made a small change to my program (has user control which uses another user control, all definied in same project), hit compile, and VS closed down.I manually re-started it, and re-opened my project, to get a message saying that VS2005 encountered a error and needed to close. Did I want to send a error report now or later. Ok, so I'm sitting on a train with 5% left on the batttery, so I say later. and it spends 5 min generating the dump :(This time ...
I'm currently working as an Technical Consultant on a Windows Mobile 5.0 project. My goal is to set up an evironment with around the 100 mobile devices that can connect to exchange and some other applications.I started on this project early in february and it should have been finished early april.But right now i already know we won't finish in time, this is due to several factors which cause from short to quite long delays. Ofcourse all to the perspective of the project. So now i'm working with the ...
Today, I happen to see an conversation video about managed code framework for windows mobile device. A nice one and worth to watch it.Chris Muench, a Mobile and Embedded MVP gives speach to Channel9 about how to write a managed Direct3D application for Windows Mobile devices.There is a point he mentioned about "dark ages of gaming world" when the developers where fiddling around with assemblers to develop something. He very nicely specified about how much we changed from assemblers to C++ and now ...
Ok, this might not be news but, thought I’d shout it out anyways. Ipod Software v1.1 has a bug for the Ipod Nano and the Ipod video. If the center button is pressed too many times consecutively it has the tendancy to get stuck on the rating screen. Apple knows about this. Fortunately steps outlined by Timmer here came to my rescue “When you get this problem ( i have it too ):- wait approx 10sec- hit center butto twice- turn the clickwheel- select desired rating- hit centerbutton againThis ...
Well everyone knows all about the over hyped evil Origami PR and marketing campaign. And no I am not going to talk about that. All I will say is next time don't over hype things, it just leads to disappointment and extremely high expectations from users which have no foundation! What I am going to talk about here are a few potential issues that we should be considering with battery, CPU and screen limited devices such as the UMPC. The issues that will arise with Ultra Mobile PC's (UMPC's) that will ...
Aah - its Sunday, beginning of yet another very exciting week, which will probably be remembered in History. A whole new world of Ultra Mobile Lifestyle PCs is all set to be unleashed this week - with Intel expected to start talking about it on Tuesday, two days before CeBit in Germany and also two days before Microsoft unveils “Origami” - Origami is now confirmed on its viral marketing site to be a UMPC running Windows XP (see my previous post for details). The Origami concept video ...
From CoolSmartPhoneJeremy Platt has emailed in about the new push email facility coming from Microsoft. According to what he's heard, the ROM update for Windows Mobile 5 devices on Orange should be available before the end of this month. To make that news even better, the ROM upgrade will be an incremental one. This means that you guys won't have to do a complete ROM re-grade - these are usually pretty hefty 11Mb downloads. It'll almost be a "patch".We'll keep out eyes and ears peeled for this one! ...
I have had my HTC Universal for a few months now, and while its still a very cool device, I cant get round how crappy Media Player 10 is. The user interface is horrible, it wont sync my playlists like its suppose to, building a new playlist on the fly it too cumbersome a process, as is the using the interface in general, it wont play some mp3 encodings, and every morning, after loading up my playlist and leaving for work, it will suddenly stop playing 10 minutes into the first mp3. On top of all ...
I am having one of those months where I have so many different things that I want to investigate, play with and learn and so little time to dedicate to them that I feel like I am neglecting my technology roots! (Bad Sarah!) However as I did say a few days ago, I am going to be making a conscious effort this weekend to get back to some of it. So what is on my list of stuff to sit and play with: 1. Playing with Windows Mobile 2005 and interfacing to SQLMobile. 2. Reporting the many bugs that I seem ...
Now this was posted at MSMobiles a few days ago... but interestingly enough all the links are now broken with the exception of the Accessories page makes you wonder when it might actually be released? UK division of HP makes the HP iPAQ hw6915 / hw6910February 12, 2006 [Pocket PC phone]No more digging deep in the website of HP is needed - now it is enough to go to HP UK website, click on professional handhelds and the HP iPAQ hw6915 / hw6910 are presented officially. Also the probable reasons of ...
OK, so now I'm really getting confused, is this supposed to be the BlackBerry Killer or the Q-Killer? How can it be the Q-Killer when the Q hasn't even made it out of the box yet? Can someone tell me that? ;-) <sheesh!> What's made by Samsung, runs Windows Mobile 5.0 with AKU2, and looks like the lovechild of a Blackberry 7100 and a Motorola Q? That'd be Samsung's new SGH-I320, which features a QVGA display, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, and MicroSD slot. We'll keep you posted on its expected ...
UPDATE - This link below relates to the Wizard - not the Tornado/C600 But from this I'd expect it won't take too long before we start seeing the other models being leaked in a similar manner. It is always a good practice to always use Winzip to extract the files from within the executable and double-check which model this is for BEFORE trying to apply it?I know that this message is teaching some to suck eggs, etc. but it still needs to be said? This has just been posted on MSMobiles, but if you really ...
New just been posted in MSmobiles about an open source Project called Funambol Now MSmobiles has always been keen to be setting the record straight with regard to MS's claims about the Push email (MSFP, AKU2, etc.) just being around the corner, pointing out about the onging court action by Visto, so it will be interesting to see what sort of reply Jason has regarding this and when we might actually start to see some releases by the Carriers? What is quite exciting is that although this is listed ...
So I've come across this little note at MSmobiles.com I'm sure that some people wil find this useful? unfortunately seeing as my new C600 does not have WiFi this isn't of that much interest to me. And if you do use these notes to Overclock - remember it's completely at your own risk!! ;-)) Now you can download simple program that will overclock your HTC Wizard or HTC Prophet and make it thus faster - fast enough to handle Skype voice calls properly. We have tested it with HTC Prophet (i.e. i-mate ...
Well, I noticed a few articles this week and I have been trying to find the time to put it all together, but it's all moving so quickly it's getting crazy..... But what's even more telling about this is the news (rumour?) that Vodafone here in the UK would appear to be actively engaging with existing customers who are currently using Blackberry servers/services and advising them to switch to MS PocketPC devices? This must be music to Jason's ears? Oh, and if you are at all interested in what might ...
As it turns out it's possible that the cert wasn't necessary as one of my colleagues (Thanks Alex!) pointed out "just uncheck the SSL box and it should be fine" - and lo and behold it was!! So although I've now proved it works, I'm still a bit miffed on a few accounts: Why can't it be using SSL? (I think this is related to point 2?) We still have the security team at our place insisting that OWA hides behind the FW-1, so everyone who wants/needs access to OWA needs to have an account set up on the ...
I delivered a session on Windows Mobile programming with a focus on WM 5.0 in Coimbatore during the MSDN @ Campus event. I demonstrated a Bluetooth application using the 32feet API and Message Interception API in WM 5.0. I am reminded to point out that Peter Foot of the OpenNETCF fame, has separated a few APIs including the Bluetooth library into 32feet, which is worth noting for Bluetooth enthusiasts. I have uploaded my demos here- Bluetooth demo (scenario was communication between a PPC and a Desktop ...
Quoting from Ant Drewery: Like its predecessor Windows Mobile 2003, WM 5.0 lacks a wide selection of trusted root certificates installed by default. If you’re using a non-maintream or self-issued certificate you’ll need to do a little extra configuration to get ActiveSync working over the air. With WM 2003 there was a tool to disable certificate checking but it’s not compatible with WM 5.0. Instead follow these instructions: In Internet Explorer go to your Outlook Web Access site and ensure your ...
Just for the record, I haven't forgotten that the C600 has finally actually become available in Orange's shops (or at least it is available here in Glasgow this week - don't ask!) but it really has been a case of getting around to finding the time to pop in and sort something out. Sometimes it pays to make some time for the other half and remember her instead of rushing off to salivate about the next bit of cool tech? (Anyone dare to comment? ;-) Anyway, from Jason's Blog: (talk about the gestation ...
I just completed a bluetooth demo for a Windows Mobile presentation that I'd doing at MSDN @ Campus, Coimbatore. Code snippets is a very good feature which is helpful especially while doing demos. It is good to see the snippets wrapped within a neat XML schema. But, I thought it is slightly cumbersome to create a code snippet. The Powertoys blog has a pointer to a very cool tool - Snippy, which makes snippet creation quite simple. Creating code snippets [MSDN]Creating and Using Code Snippets in Visual ...
No rest for the wicked! My first week back has meant clocking up the miles and visiting vendors and attending meetings. One of the software vendors I went to visit was Sybase at their Maidenhead office and particularly their mobility division. I would like to thank Ian Matthews and Tim Roberts for there hospitality. The day visit was a deep dive into the Afaria mobility management product. Afaria, if you have done your homework, is the pretty much the market leader in the mobility management space ...
[Original Post Date: 6th December 2005] AutoReply for PocketPC 5.0 is a Windows Mobile 5.0 based application that will automatically send a SMS to the caller when you are unable to answer their phone call for some reason. This saves you from manually sending a SMS when you get a missed call. Instead, simply set a pre-defined message and activate the application. Any calls that you miss (or not answer) from that point on will be automatically sent a SMS with the message that you set. This application ...
[Original Post Date: 17th October 2005] Below are the presentations for the sessions delivered at TechED Sri Lanka: What's new in Windows Mobile 5.0 Developing High Performance Applications with .NET Compact Framework VC++ 2005: New Features For Better Performance Building Bluetooth Applications with Windows CE 5.0 and Windows Mobile SQL Mobile 2005: Overview ...
[Original Post Date: 18th September 2005] Starting from 20th of September, Technology Roadshow starts in India. We are going to 6 different cities and doing two complete days of technical sessions across a breadth of technologies: for developers, IT professionals, Windows Mobile and Tablet PC developers and Architects. Below are the dates for the same: City Day 1 Day 2 Mumbai 20th Sep 21st Sep Pune 22nd Sep 23rd Sep Chennai 27th Sep 28th Sep Hyderabad 30th Sep 1st Oct New Delhi 4th Oct 5th Oct Bangalore ...
[Original Post Date: 28th August 2005] One of the features I miss in PocketPC is that of sharing contact details with other people without requiring to beam them off Bluetooth - basically meaning sending the data as a message to the recipient in question. A lot of other devices support such a functionality and I have had more than one occasion when I wished that such a feature was present in PocketPC device. This lead me to explore on how to implement such a functionality and that too, in a standardized ...
I'm starting on a new project at work where we're developing for the Windows Mobile 2003 platform using VB.NET 2005. I was really pumped to see all the new controls, especially the editable datagrid becaue they HAD to put one in this time around! But to my shock and horror...the datagrid is STILL not editable! I couldn't believe it! How could Microsoft let me down?! Well, they didn't...sort of. By using all the nifty drag and drop abilities of VS.NET 2005, the IDE will actually create the datagrid ...
A combination of the new smartphone and Christmas means a bit of a delay since my last post. But, hey, I now have a good perspective to draw some conclusions on my T-Mobile MDA Vario (HTC Wizard, Windows Mobile 2005 smartphone). The summary is based upon having been a long time Windows Mobile user. I started with a Casio E-100 (Windows CE 2.11), upgraded that to an iPaq 3630 (Pocket PC 2002, 2003), and then moved my mobile phone to a C500 (HTC Typhoon) Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone. I always found ...
I think it's quite possible that 2006 may well end up being the year that we see a very real step towards convergence of mobile devices. I'm thinking along the lines of IT Tech heads who currently go to see a customer in their car and may well find that at the end of their journey they are having to pack away the: Stereo Head Unit iPod or MP3 Player Navigation System Mobile Phone PDA Wouldn't it be nice to finally find a device that suits "your" form factor requirements that can do all of this in ...
Well it looks like January will be a busy month in the world of mobile. We have even more webcasts and this time Eileen Brown has alerted me to them! Details are on Eileen's blog and also here below: MSDN Webcast: Creating a Windows Mobile Line of Business (LOB) Application (Part 1 of 13): Introduction (Level 200) Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time Maarten Struys, Product Manager, PTS Software This series of 13 webcasts shows you how to create a line of business application ...
Hi everyone, I have just been told about some webcasts that David Goon will be doing on Windows Mobile 5.0. THe details can be found below. -+-----+-----+-----+-----+-... Time zone: GMT Date: Thursday 19 January 2006 14:00 PM - Thursday 19 January 2006 15:00 PM Subject: Connecting to the Enterprise with Windows Mobile Mobile computing becomes extremely powerful to an enterprise when it is an extension to the functionality of the enterprise backend. This web cast will explore ...
Sometimes opportunity falls in your lap. Of course, opportunity without action results in nothing. Recently the Gartner group issued a statement urging companies NOT to use BlackBerry devices for mission critical communication projects pending the result of a patent lawsuit before the courts. (read the article here). Now, yes Google is the primary target, but DING DING DING! I think that's opportunity knocking at the door! There is now going to be companies asking what alternatives there are to BlackBerry ...