Category: Events

Networking Session at Tech Ed Developers 2007

The schedule for Tech Ed is now set. Now, I can’t compete with Daniel on quantity, but hopefully can equal him on quality. However this requires help from you – I am hosting an interactive session and so you can help steer the direction of the session (within the scope of networking and Windows Mobile of course). If you have any particular topics that you would like to see addressed then please let me know via the comments on this post, or via email (there is a contact link on this page). I’m going to bring with me a selection of code samples and some demos including some interactive Bluetooth content (so bring your Windows Mobile (or other Bluetooth equipped) devices along. Here are the details:-


Tue Nov 6 09:00 – 10:15 Room 131 MED01-IS An Open Discussion of Networking Technologies within Windows Mobile


I look forward to seeing you there!

Tech Ed Developers 2007 EMEA for Mobile and Embedded Developers

In November Microsoft will be hosting the twin conferences of Tech Ed Developers and Tech Ed IT Forum in Barcelona. Tech Ed Developers runs the week of 5th to 9th and covers 14 different tracks, one of which is Mobile & Embedded. This will cover the latest versions of all of Microsoft’s Mobile & Embedded products from the .NET Micro Framework through to Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded CE and Robotics studio, and of course the .NET Compact Framework.



This year I’ll be delivering a session on networking technologies available to Windows Mobile developers. This will cover a broad spectrum from personal area networking (Bluetooth and IrDA) through to cellular network specific (SMS, GPRS etc) and internet standards (FTP, HTTP etc). We will look at which technologies are appropriate for which scenarios, the relative costs and how to implement them. It’s going to be an interactive session and will include plenty of code snippets and an interactive demo or two.


My co-authors Andy Wigley and Daniel Moth will also be delivering sessions in the Mobile & Embedded track and we plan to get together for a book signing during the event. Registration for the conference is available with a €300 off the full price until 28th September.

MOTODEV Summit

Following on from the developer contest I mentioned a while ago, Motorola are running a series of developer summits later this year. They will be covering development across their range of platforms and devices, including Windows Mobile. They will have a UK event in London on the 9th of November, which conflicts with Tech Ed Developers 2007 in Barcelona which I’m already committed to – more details on that to follow…


Full details – MOTODEV Summit

Book done, MEDC next!

We’ve finished all the writing for the book, and it’s now winging it’s way to the printers. This week I finished converting all my sample code to Visual Basic so that we’ll have two versions of all the sample code in the book. I have to thank all of the people behind the book, the team at MS Press and my fellow authors for making my first writing experience such a pleasant one. I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing the finished book later in May. Just when I thought it was safe to kick back and relax I’ll be off to Las Vegas for MEDC 2007 on Monday.


This years event promises to be a great one – lots of content on Visual Studio Orcas, .NETCF 3.5 and a refreshed version of the Windows Mobile 6 SDKs. I’ll be taking part in one of the panel discussion session, along with my fellow authors, members of the .NET Compact Framework team and OpenNETCF. The session is on both Wednesday and Thursday so you should find one to fit your schedule.


I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

32feet.NET v2.0 Beta 1 Available

I’ve posted a Beta build of 32feet.NET to the Files section of the site. Please read the file description for a high-level list of changes. This release is the first to be built against .NET v2.0 and will resolve issues encountered with using the v1.x library from a .NET v2.0 VB project. It also consolidates the previously separate dlls into a single dll (InTheHand.Net.Personal.dll) which reduces the overall footprint to 83kb for Infrared, Bluetooth, Object Exchange and Forms functionality. If you are at MEDC and would like to see this version in action, Nick Landry will be using it as part of his session on Thursday at 11:15 “APP335 Tablet PCs and Smartphones: Working Hand-in-Hand to Enable Your Mobile Workforce”.