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A little information about Bruce Eitman
Windows Compact: Discussion Forums
I monitor some Windows Compact (the new name for Windows CE) Forums for a few reasons: I learn a lot from others working on Windows CE, so many of you are running into the same issues that I run into. Sometimes you run into them before I do, other times I have already run into the issue. I learn a lot from answering questions. You might be surprised to find that sometimes I don't already know the answer, so I do some investigation to get the answer. Sometimes I am wrong, or there is a better way, ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Comments (14)

New Chapter in my Career
As of this week I have changed positions within Eurotech to become a Field Application Engineer (FAE). This is an exciting new challenge for me, and I look forward to it. I spent the last five years working as the Director of Windows CE Software Engineering, managing development at three offices. This period of my career was rewarding and challenging, very challenging. I have watched the company grow and eventually be bought by a bigger company. My team has architected solutions to manage the ever ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 10:51 PM | Comments (5)

Contact Information
Before you contact me, there are some things that you should know. If you have a specific question that you want an answer for: 1. I encourage you to use the Windows CE Newsgroups where you will find quick answers to many of your questions. The advantage of using the newsgroups is that there are many experts from around the world monitoring and answering questions. 2. I work for Eurotech. We do engineering work to make a profit. That means that we charge money for the engineering work that we do ......

Posted On Saturday, February 7, 2009 10:36 PM

Platform Builder: Windows CE 6.0 Development Certification
Some of you have noticed that I have passed the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Development exam and therefor am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. As a result, I have received requests for information about the exam. I cannot tell you any more details about the exam than Microsoft publicly publishes about the exam. Why can't I tell you anything more? For two reasons; as a condition of taking he exam you will be required to sign an NDA, and well I can't tell you the other reason because that is ......

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Comments (2)

Profile: Software Development Tools
I am not all that fancy, as you will see, with the development tools that I use. I keep it simple, but use the tools that make me productive. The following are the tools that I use in order of importance for me: Examine32 – a graphical tool that works like grep. This tool enhances grep by allowing me to click on the results and open files. I find that the results that I get are much better than the results from using Visual Studio or Windows Explorer to search for strings inside files. ( ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2008 12:51 PM

Profile of Bruce Eitman

Bruce is Director of the Windows CE Technology Group at EuroTech Inc where he not only manages the Software Engineers, but keeps busy doing engineering. Bruce works out the Akron, OH office and travels frequently to the home office in Columbia, MD.

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:55 AM

Windows CE Newsgroups
Update The Windows CE newsgroups have been shut down by Microsoft. This is part of an overall Microsoft strategy to move community from newsgroups to web based forums. The newsgroups have been indexed by Google, so the existing content can and should be searched for answers using Microsoft has replaced the newsgroups with http://social.msdn.microsof... which has forums for OS Development, Managed Application Development ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:11 PM

Microsoft, Me and a Camcorder
Microsoft and I put together a video featuring me to be used at the launch event for Windows CE 6.0. In the end, it wasn't used but it is available from Microsoft. The Bruce Eitman Video doesn't contain any earth shattering information, but you can see who I am. Using some clips from that video plus clips from several other Windows Embedded MVPs, Microsoft also put together a collage video. Meet some of our Embedded MVPs At MEDC 2005, Mike Hall from Microsoft caught me off gaurd and asked me some ......

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2008 11:54 PM