Windows Mobile for Partners

A resource for UK Partners working with Windows Mobile Smartphones and Pocket PCs.

August, 2005

  • First WM5 device coming later this week?

    According to those device hounds at Engadget , the HTC Universal will be on sale from T-Mobile in Germany later this week. If this is true, I think it makes it the first Windows Mobile 5 device in the marketplace and makes our German friends very lucky...
  • Microsoft Exchange Market Share Statistics, 2005

    This is a pretty interesting report if you're deploying Exchange and/or thinking about connecting mobile devices to Exchange - with SP2 of course this becomes even more compelling. Enough about my favourite topic for now though :) The scope of this Radicati...
  • Skido cartoon

    Jonathan over at Sentient sent me this great Skido cartoon recently - good fun and if you do any kind of sport, you should check this application out. Running on both Smartphone and Pocket PC, the SportsDo range of products utilises GPS to provide realtime...
  • The Official SBS Support Blog

    I know many of our mobile partner community are out there connecting Windows Mobile to SBS so though you may like to kno wthta th e The Official SBS Support Blog is now live. "This site will host technical articles and discussions regarding a wide variety...
  • Mio GPS smart phone exposed...and more

    El Reg has spotted the forthcoming Mio GPS smart phone - though it's actually a Windows Mobile Pocket PC. Pretty decent spec and I have long craved a device with built in GPS to use on my favourite programs (CoPilot) with. It raises the question of what...
  • MSN Messenger 7.5

    A bit off topic but Mesenger 7.5 is now available . New login screen, audio features and more!
  • Tube 2

    Still one of my favourite applications two years on since it was shown at the world wide launch fo Windows Mobile Smartphone it Tuve. The guys at Visual IT have been hard at work and have just released Tube 2 which has a host of new features such as a...
  • RAM, ROM, NAND, NOR--that's a lot of capital letters...

    Mike Calligaro wrote a great blog entry on Persitent Store recently and why it's so cool. His latest entry on : RAM, ROM, NAND, NOR is equally excellent. There are many types of memory in mobile devices these days and it's useful to know your acronyms...
  • Windows Mobile in Kiosk Mode

    One of our UK sparring partners in Microsoft has written a great piece on his blog about Windows Mobile in Kiosk Mode . Marcus does a fine job of explaining why people conclude that it'd be great to use WM devices in kiosk mode (cost) and why it's not...
  • Exchange 2003 SP2 Community Tech Preview Released!

    Now available to download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DB3813C5-B0FA-4230-813B-902ACA775ADA&displaylang=en Note the following caveats: This release is not intended for production environments and should only...
  • Under the hood of Exchange 2003 SP2 and MSFP

    As Steve mentioned below ( http://blogs.technet.com/windowsmobile4partners/archive/2005/08/16/409294.aspx ), we should be see the Community Tech Preview in the very near future. If you are anything like me, you'll be saying "well the feature list looks...
  • Mobility webcasts from Microsoft for September 2005

    The guys are MSMobiles have picked up on one of our well hideen assets today - our Exec Circle webcasts. Well worth a look at Mobility webcasts from Microsoft for September 2005 with topics including Field Force Effectiveness with GPS, How Windows Mobile...
  • Exchange SP2 CTP available for download from August 19th

    The date is confirmed - we'll see the Community Tech Preview of Exchange SP2 next week :) Wooohooo Check out Harold Wong's Blog Site : Exchange 2003 SP2 Community Technology Preview available for Download for more details including caveats related to...
  • Mobility Solutions - Partners - Microsoft UK

    Our Mobility Solutions - Partners - Microsoft UK has been up and running for a while and includes what I hope is a bunch of useful information for partners. Orginally much of the content was focused on suporting the Small Business Server and Mobility...
  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Prep for the forthcoming mobility competency with MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-284): Implementing and Managing Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 This site shows you some US resellers of the book but check out Amazon.co.uk where you can get...
  • Jason's blogging

    One of my main partners in crime, Jason Langridge, is now blogging over at http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/rss.aspx - should be a good one to watch as Jason always has a good handle on the latest and greatest devices and applications. We'll also keep you...
  • John Westworth : Exchange 5.5 Migration Assistance

    Check out the blog entry from John Westworth on Exchange 5.5 Migration Assistance If you're a gold or certified partner in the UK, you can get Microosft speaker support for seminars you may want to run on Exchange 5.5 migration assistance given it reaches...
  • get Podcasts on your Windows Mobile device

    I'm fascinated by blogging and the associated phenomenon of podcasting. I was going to say it has the potential to change the landscape of publishing but I think it's already done that - it's just that I think what we're experiencing now is the tip of...
  • Windows Mobile platform security drilldown

    Check out this webcast by Dave Field from MDPG in Redmond. It covers the Messaging & Security Feature Pack details coming soon for Windows Mobile 5 including remote device wipe capability from the Exchange admin console. SP2 will be required for this...
  • Harold Wong's Blog Site : Exchange 2003 SP2

    The Exchange product team have blogged that they expect to release a customer technology preview of SP within a couple of weeks. Check out Harold Wong's Blog Site - we'll be sure to shout it from the rooftops when it hits as you'll get a look at Direct...
  • Microsoft Global Contact Access

    Global Contact Access is just one of those applications that makes you think - "why did it take so long?" We've had this application internally here at Microsoft for some time and I've been waiting forever for it to be released knowing that for many it...
  • Why do we have this blog?

    Channel Development is a new role in Microsoft UK and is chartered with building our partner channels for solutions, specialisations and competencies - working closely with our Partner Technical Specialists (PTS) to do so. Over the last 10 months we've...
  • Windows Mobile on Channel 9

    If you'd like to see some of the cool new devices coming soon from Microsoft's Windows Mobile hardware partners, check out the recently posted Channel 9 video at http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=95972 The Samsung SGH-i300 is just one of the...
  • Why Persistent Storage Is A Good Thing

    This is a question I've found myself answering several times over the years - why dosn;t a Pocket PC retain it's data when the battery runs down completely. This article from the Windows Mobile team blog gives a terrific explnation as to Why Persistent...