Windows Mobile for Partners

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

Windows Mobile for Partners

  • More and more uses for Windows Mobile

    Hardly a week goes by now when I don't hear of or find another new industry or application for Windows Mobile. One of my favourites to date is Pocket Cow Manger which allows agronomists to gather their field based data (pun intended) on a Pocket PC and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Activesync webcast recording

    For those who couldn't make it to the live webcast, the recording can be viewed here: https://www119.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=MB9CF5 Paul Flaherty did a great job explaining the ins and outs of troubleshooting Exchange Activesync. If you...
  • New Whitepaper - Mobile Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack

    A couple of days ago a white paper sneaked on to microsoft.com without me noticing. It is a nice little overview of Exchange SP2 and MSFP, great for leaving with customers to give them a hint of some of the cool new things we can do with our mobile messaging...
  • Microsoft Webcast: Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Windows Mobile

    My friend and colleague, Jason Langridge, is going to be presenting a webcast on Tuesday 13th December on some of the myths that are around about Windows Mobile. I have had a preview of the presentation and there is some great messaging in there that...
  • Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool Released!

    Back in November Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 to the web and the Messaging & Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5 to the OEMs. Many people have asked me since then when the tool for the remote wiping of devices...
  • Hello there...

    This blog has been dormant for a while but now I wrestled control from Steve and Martin it's time for it to rise Phoenix like from the ashes of Jason Langridge’s cast off phones and PDAs. The focus will of course be devices running Windows Mobile...
  • Decisions, decisions

    I’ve been using an i-Mate K-Jam for a while now and I’ve been impressed, wonderful device and a pull out keyboard to boot. But my job requires that I swap devices now and again (tough I know) so in the spirit of objectivity I’ve started using an Orange...
  • Lenovo move to drop IBM moniker

    I've had a number of Thinkpads in the past and always found them well bolted together and best of all had a nipple. Also the current tablet, the X41 , gets my vote as it has a superb screen and seems pretty sturdy. Spare a thought then as it seem Lenovo...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MSN Messenger 7.5

    A bit off topic but Mesenger 7.5 is now available . New login screen, audio features and more!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HTC Universal coming to O2 in the UK

    Some eagle-eyed people have spotted that the HTC Universal is in the latest O2 catalogue in the UK. Check out their news item here . A scan of the catalogue page is here .
  • i-mate K-JAM GSM/GPRS Pocket PC

    Well mine is on order from those fine chaps at eXpansys and I think this could be very close to the killer device for me. The i-mate K-JAM is pretty similar in dimenions to the exisiting Jam/M500/MDA Compact but has Windows Mobile 5 and a keyboard - along...
  • T-Mobile will be selling HTC Wizard Pocket PC phone too !

    This article on msmobiles reminded me to add to my last post that T-Mobile was showing off the HTC Wizard at our TechNet event last week. For those who go to play with it, I think you'll agree this is a cracking ltitle unit. Looking forward to seeing...
  • Mobile-review.com - an insight to HTC

    Mobile-review has posted a great review of some forthcoming HTC devices and pays particular attention to wireless capabilities and ergonomics. I used to think I knew a lot about HTC devices but recently haven't been able to keep up. Having been involved...
  • Virgin Ski's with Windows Mobile

    Okay, I know you think this is gonna be off topic but it's not. Check out the Virgin Skiing Holidays to USA and Canada page and you'll see a link to the SnowDo product from Sentient. I've been thinking for a while that there are lots of other channels...
  • CORGIDirect - Gas installers go mobile!

    Infomill, another great UK partner for Windows Mobile, has teamed up with Corgi to offer CORGI Parts Arena . The product allows engineers to view complex documents such as enginnering manuals on a Windows Mobile Pocket PC (or Smartphone!) in amazing detail...