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Doug's Story of Bob

OK, now that I have come across Doug Purdy’s blog I actually read some of it.  I think his comment about Bob is really excellent and I know my wife would seriously appreciate it if Microsoft could please do this.  One of the problems, of course, is that most of Microsoft technology is actually pretty cool and so even when…

Finding a ASP.NET Hosting Company

Since the cable connection into my brother’s town home is not the most reliable in the world and the time it takes keeping a server up and running (especially an Exchange server) is an order of magnitude more than I have to spare, I have often considered moving Michaels.net over to an hosting service.  Here are some I have considered. …

Compact Framework Limitations

In the Developing Pocket PC applications using the Smart Device Extensions for Visual Studio .NET MSDN webcast Woody Hewitt lists limitations with the Compact Framework (CF) as follows: Reflection emit (simply reflection is available) Remoting (Ughhh!) Serialization* (see Pickle) Codedom Printing* COM Interoperatility* Server side functionality (3rd party products are available but not supported by CF) XPath and XSLT * There…

MSDN Webcast: Next Generation Pocket PC and Smartphone Development Platform

I took the time to listen to this broadcast this morning.  It was excellent.  It covers such topics as Rapiconfig for automatically restoring the configuration of a device Writing shell extensions more easily (including autocomplete in text boxes) SMS Messaging interception and processing along with a virtual SMS radio for testing. WAP over SMS (including application wakeup via WAP) Native…