Why cameras should be banned at parties

So at the MVP summit I made the mistake of showing off my party trick, which unfortunately Neil caught on camera. If you check out his blog post you can enter a caption competition to win an item from the OpenNETCF store.

You’d better be quick in entering before my legal team forces Neil to withdraw the picture 🙂



Back from San Francisco

I’ve got back home from MDC, my immediate task is to clear the backlog of emails and serious sleep deprivation! I’ll also be pulling together all my notes on the event for a Smartphone / Pocket PC Thoughts article.

The event included a great mixture of short term and longer-term announcements. Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition brings support for a greater range of form factors for devices. After some deliberation I decided not to get my iPaq 2210 flashed as the beta image excluded any Bluetooth support, which would cripple the device which I use day-to-day. I have of course installed the Emulator images to target the platform. Longer term, Visual Studio 2005, .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and SQL Server Mobile are shaping up to be a powerful set of tools and technologies, and I can’t wait to play with the preview version of Visual Studio 2005 that was handed out!

Events NETCF

Microsoft Mobile Dev Con just over a month away

Kevin Lisota has just posted about his excitement for the upcoming MDC in San Francisco. It’s shaping up to be a really interesting event and of course OpenNETCF will be providing an exciting session:-

“CLI345 – Developing Real-world Smart Device Applications with Visual Studio .NET 2003, .NET Compact Framework and OpenNETCF SmartDevice Framework

The .NET Compact Framework is a powerful tool for a mobile developer. To fully utilize its potential in a real-world application, a developer needs access to the native API and intrinsic Windows CE controls. OpenNETCF SmartDevice framework is designed to address these needs.”

There will also be a number of worldwide events to follow offering MDC content nearer to you.