Friday, 20 February 2004

Coming soon - Microsoft Mobile DevCon 2004

Mobile development is hot. I spent most of my time working with ISVs who are developing (or have developed) mobile solutions.

This year, we will be running the Mobile DevCon, this time in Sydney on April 20 2004. Last year's event in Melbourne was really well attended, so we are keen to see all you mobile developers get along to this free one-day event.

Keep you eye on our Mobile Developer Site for all the info.


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  Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Dr. Neil's SMS Utils

The prolific Dr Neil Roodyn continues to develop handy tools. This time he has posted a taster for his SMS Utilities.

New Features include:

  • Deleting SMS messages from your device
  • Marking messages as Read/Unread
  • Support for Pocket PC for Phone
  • Support for Windows Mobile 2003 devices

His earlier apps - ReadSMS and SendSMS are really cool. I cant wait to have a play with this app.

Good one Dr Neil!


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  Thursday, 11 December 2003

Longhorn Readiness Program for ISVs

Now, here's a good deal.

Join the Longhorn Readiness Program for ISVs to get tools, training, and support for the next version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, code-named "Longhorn."

Exclusive ISV benefits include:

  • Limited offer: A free copy of the official Microsoft PDC 2003 Conference DVD*, a US$499 value.
  • A free copy of the "Developer Guide to Migration & Interoperability in 'Longhorn'.

Awesome!

[listening to: Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen ]
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  Tuesday, 2 December 2003

Microsoft and Mobility

I've been talking to a few folks about development of Mobile solutions on the Microsoft platform. Lot's of questions, so here's a bunch of resources:

Sample Mobile apps

Mobile Developer community

Application Certification

And we are running the Smart Client Seminar for ISVs which includes Mobile Development.

[listening to: Memories of Xmas - Toni Lamond / Peggy Mortimer ]
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  Friday, 28 November 2003

Microsoft helping ISVs

Cam posts some info that I sent him.

I forgot one important one -- Empower.

    Microsoft Empower Program
The Empower program is designed to assist ISVs, over a 12-month period, in developing a commercially-viable software product based on Microsoft technologies. It is intended to assist ISVs to become Microsoft Certified Partners.

Did you know that we have 140 companies signed up on Empower already

[listening to: What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones ]
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  Thursday, 27 November 2003

Making Your App Spider Friendly

Hey Jim from OZBizWeb & Shopsafe - check out this article:

Making Your App Spider Friendly. In this article we will cover using HTTPHandlers to intercept a request and change a directory path to query string parameters. Then we'll create a spider friendly link page so indexes can spider dynamically generated content pages. [ASP.NET Daily Articles]

[listening to: Chiquitita - ABBA ]
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CBS News | The Strange World Of Web Celebs | November 20, 200319:40:52

I turned the TV on this morning and saw a segment on the "Today Show".  They ran a segment originally produced by CBS about the Star Wars Kid:

A kid alone with a video camera waving a golfball retriever, like a Jedi warrior. A private moment of clumsy 10th grade innocence until four classmates put the tape on the Internet.

Today, as CBS News Correspondent Bob McNamara reports, this 15-year-old small town Canadian is known to tens of millions planet-wide as the "Star Wars Kid."
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  Monday, 24 November 2003

Watch PDC sessions on line

ALL of the PDC sessions are on line for public viewing.   Very Cool

[listening to: (They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters ]
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