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Windows Mobile RampUp track is now available on MSDN

Are you interested in learning about Windows Mobile Application Development from the ground up and looking for some easy-to-use content that helps you get started? We have good news for you. We have just launched the MSDN RampUp track for Windows Mobile Application Development on MSDN.

There's a new Windows Mobile RampUp track available on MSDN

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 5:00 AM

Follow up from my 0wn Your Phone Code Camp/User Group presentation
One of the questions that has come up several times during my presentation on using the Windows Mobile State & Notification Broker to build call blocking applications or SMS Interception applications was to find out what effect multiple apps monitoring for the same state change event would have. I had suspected all along that each app would be able to handle it just fine since in essence the OS on the phone is also monitoring for that state change to accomplish the built in functionality at the ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 6:17 AM

Reason #139 my Windows Mobile phone is better than iPhone
I saw "big" news today that Google released a search app for the iPhone that lets a user search using their voice as input. Wow - I'm impressed. That's pretty groundbreaking. Those of us using Windows Mobile Live Search have had this feature for some time...sorry Google/iPhone zealots! FWIW, I'm not really bashing Google - they do their core function (search) very well. I just don't get all the swooning over Google/iPhone ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:42 AM

AT&T Tilt - Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade

It's finally released for the Tilt. While AT&T as a company pretty much sucks IMHO, the Tilt is still a pretty cool phone and now you can update to Windows Mobile 6.1

I've downloaded the update and will probably apply it tonight or tomorrow.

Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:42 PM

Jacksonville Code Camp - Fay did not stop it!
Friend and fellow SC UG leader Chris Eargle and I headed down to Jacksonville Code Camp on Friday night wondering what might be in store for us since Fay had dumped so much rain over the past few days. We were assured by the JAX CC folks that Fay wouldn't stop them. Even with a venue change, Fay didn't stop them so huge props to the folks in Jacksonville for pulling this together and managing it through the changes dictated by that storm blowing through. Getting down there was a small adventure. ......

Posted On Monday, August 25, 2008 6:15 AM

Richmond Code Camp
I had such a great time up in Richmond last year for Richmond Code Camp that I'm planning to head back there again this year. The folks up in Richmond are planning this event for Saturday, October 4, 2008. You can find out more at their web site: as they continue to post information. Although last year I "just attended" (for the very first time actually!), this year I plan on giving a presentation on Windows Mobile development. Hope to see you there ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 7:52 AM

5 Reasons Why my Windows Mobile powered Tilt is better than the new Iphone 3G
I'm pretty tired of hearing about how "great" the Iphone 3G is. So here's a short tribute to my trusty Windows Mobile powered Tilt. My Tilt already had GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G capability when I bought it. I didn't have to wait hours overnight for a sales clerk to tell me "here's your phone, it doesn't work all the way, but good luck activating it at home!" My Tilt has MMS capability - Granted I don't use it as much as others do, but for such a "great" phone you'd think Apple would have included such ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:20 AM

A neat trick with Windows Mobile Live Search and Community Megaphone

Glen Gordon just posted an entry on his blog about this and it's pretty neat. He can explain it far better than I can, so just read his blog post on this.

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:08 PM

Speaking tomorrow at Pee Dee Area .NET User's Group

I've been invited to speak tomorrow at the Pee Dee Area .NET User Group (PDANUG). The meeting starts at 6PM and I'll be covering Windows Mobile topics to include the State & Notifications Broker and how I built the call blocking application I blogged about earlier this year.

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 10:57 AM

Catch me at Mobility Developer Roadshow(s)!
I had previously blogged about Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte...well they're still doing it, and they've asked Chris Craft and I to join them in the presentation. I'll be covering the section on managed code development for mobile devices. This should be a lot of fun, so if you're into mobile development or looking to get into it, come out and join us! Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:00 PM

30 Days of .NET (Windows Mobile) Revisited
After talking with Chris (Craft) about his project for the next 30 days, I asked if he would mind whether or not I took his C# code and converted it to VB.NET to post on my VB Mobile blog and he liked the idea. With that said look forward to having some updated code samples as quickly as I can convert them. See Chris' blog for the latest installments he's released ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 1:36 PM

Mobility Developer Roadshow - Atlanta and Charlotte
Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon are bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte. They'll talk about the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and using VS2008 to develop Windows Mobile SmartClient Applications. There will be great take-home resources like books and DVDs, as well as some bigger giveaways (Windows Mobile 6 devices, anyone?) Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart clients using the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.x. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:52 PM

Windows Mobile slide deck and demo code posted
I've posted the slide deck and demo code from my user group presentation the other night. You can download it from my VBMobile blog: The demo code shows basic SMS Messaging, State & Notifications Broker, Call Blocking (using the State and Notifications Broker) and using System Settings - all in VB.NET. Enjoy ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:56 AM

GC.NUG April Meeting - April 17, 2008 6PM
Location Our meeting will be held at Benefit Focus on Daniel Island. If you ever attended the past meetings at Blackbaud, you probably remember passing Benefit Focus on the way there. If you need directions follow this link from Benefit Focus: Register Please! Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP at EventBrite: http://april-gcnug.eventbri... Topic 1 We’re going to explore Windows Mobile development a little deeper with demonstrations and code ......

Posted On Monday, April 14, 2008 9:16 AM

How about an ASP.NET Web Server that runs on Mobile Devices?
Came across an article about Padarn today. What is it you ask? A pretty cool concept if you ask me. It's basically an ASP.NET web server capable of running on mobile devices (CE 5.0 and 6.0). I've seen similar attempts at writing and hosting a web server on mobile devices, however this is the best one I've seen yet. I can imagine this being useful to more and more devices as the project grows. Go ahead and check it out! ......

Posted On Friday, April 11, 2008 10:48 AM

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