Olivier's Blog

A Blog about Interoperability in the Microsoft world

How to develop a Windows Phone 8 application on a Mac

You are a mobile developer? You have a Mac… running MacOS? But you still want to develop Windows...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 01/08/2013

A new blog for Windows Embedded

The Windows Embedded team just started a new team blog that  will bring together a range of...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/16/2012

Concretely, what does Interoperability looks like for mobile platforms these days?

Tons of mobile application projects are started every single day, in a domain where fragmentation is...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 03/15/2012

How to approach mobile development today?

Today, developers increasingly need to be thinking about a mobile component and scenario, so they...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 03/08/2012

A developer’s perspective on the mobile ecosystem

How does the mobility landscape look from the mobile developer’s perspective these days? Exciting,...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 03/05/2012

No mobility without interoperability!

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently changed roles at Microsoft and joined a very impressive...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 02/24/2012

Get Started with PhoneGap on Windows Phone 7

PhoneGap 1.3 has just been released and now offers full support for Windows Phone 7.5. You can read...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/20/2011

Changing role @Microsoft

I would like to thank you for your interest in following this blog about Embedded technologies. As I...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/12/2011

Have you seen what hardware accelerated Silverlight for Windows Embedded looks like on Compact 7?

This demo is pretty impressive, and shows how a Silverlight for Windows Embedded based application...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/05/2011

Wondering how fast you can boot a Windows Embedded Compact 7 device?

Then you should check out this demo video from Toradex showing boot times that go under the second....

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/05/2011

Getting bored when going to a public urinal?

If  you are gentleman, I am sure you have been in this situation where you were relieving...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/02/2011

Another book on Compact 7 arriving soon!

Avi Kcholi, Windows Embedded MVP, has just finished a great book on Device Drivers development for...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 12/01/2011

Will there be a specific Kinect hardware for Windows? the answer is yes!

Craig Eisler, General Manager of the Kinect for Windows group, just announced on the Kinect for...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 11/23/2011

Want to read some embedded emag?

If you are looking for some emag with news around what’s going on around Windows Embedded and...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 11/21/2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 online training

Earlier today we announced the continued investment in Windows Embedded Compact and upcoming new...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 11/14/2011

Windows Embedded roadmap update!

The Windows Embedded teams have been working a lot lately on planning and starting executing on the...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 11/14/2011

Teach. Play. Change the world

This is the tagline of the Kinect for Windows SDK! The beta 2 is now available for download on the...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 11/04/2011

Searching info and resources on Windows Embedded?

The online team has just added a great feature on the www.windowsembedded.com site. you now have a...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 10/31/2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Advantages by Sam Phung

Sam Phung is VP at ICOP Technologies (a company creating embedded PCs), long time Windows Embedded...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 10/27/2011

Windows Embedded Compact series of “tips and tricks” webcasts kicking off

In the intent of delivering more technical insight and training to embedded developers working with...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 10/19/2011

ATL update for Windows Embedded Compact 7

I was recently working on porting a Silverlight for Windows Embedded demo from Windows CE 6.0 R3 to...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 10/17/2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Update 3 available!

The Windows Embedded Compact team has been super busy lately and here is why: the third update to...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 10/17/2011

Loading User Controls dynamically in Silverlight for Windows Embedded

If you are developing user interfaces and applications leveraging Silverlight for Windows Embedded...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 09/29/2011

Performance and Memory Management Improvements with Windows Embedded Handheld

Great article from Rob Tiffany on his blog. If you are in the handheld device business or are...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 09/07/2011

Chain of Fools: Upgrading through every version of Windows

From DOS 5.0 to Windows 7 (DOS 5.0, Windows1.01, Windows 2.1, Windows 3.0 Windows 3.1, Windows 95,...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 09/06/2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 book for developer

Some of our fellow MVPs have joined their efforts to write a great book that I highly recommend if...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 09/06/2011

Have you ever counted the number of specialized devices you interact with daily?

Get ready for some great upcoming video: “Just Keep Counting…”

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/22/2011

Use Kinect to control your robot with Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3

New services have just been released for Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 that allow to...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/18/2011

Live from the Imagine Cup 2011 World Festival… And the winner is…

It has been a great week of competition here in New York. The Imagine Cup 2011 is almost over....

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/13/2011

Live from Imagine Cup in New York

We are in New York this week, where the 2011 Imagine Cup finals are taking place. We just ended the...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/09/2011

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is generally available

Yesterday, Windows Embedded announced the general availability of its latest Point of Service...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/06/2011

Phidgets framework for Windows Embedded Compact 7

Are you using these easy to use building blocks called Phidgets? These modules are very useful to...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 07/01/2011

Learn more about Filter Device Drivers, a new feature of Windows Embedded Compact 7

Avi Kcholi, one of the contributors of the embedded101.com community has recently published an...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/30/2011

Windows Embedded Standard 7 for developers certification exam now available in 6 languages

If you are a Windows Embedded Standard 7 developer and want to be certified, you can pass the...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/29/2011

And the winner is…

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the embeddedSPARK competition. After a day of preparation...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/24/2011

Kinect for Windows SDK beta download is available

The Kinect for Windows SDK is now live. You can download the sdk for 32 and 64 bits machines from...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/16/2011

Thinking of running Windows Embedded Standard on a post-it sized computer?

There are plenty of scenarios where you would want to benefit from Windows technologies (in an...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/13/2011

Running a virtual Windows Embedded Compact 7 image into a Virtual machine

While working on some Windows Embedded Compact 7 labs setup, I tried to do something that can be...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/10/2011

WindowsForDevices.com has a new look!

The well-known Windows For Devices web site that publishes tons of articles on Windows technologies...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/08/2011

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 seminar is tomorrow

  Just a reminder that there is a Windows Embedded POSReady 7  webinar tomorrow. If you...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/06/2011

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 lock down and upcoming Webinar

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is the new version of the POS OS from Microsoft. It is now available as...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/02/2011

Custom Media Center Experience with Windows Embedded Standard 7

Windows Embedded Standard 7 allows Connected Media Devices manufacturers to leverage Media Center...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/02/2011

DLNA support in Windows Embedded Standard 7

DLNA is a protocol that enable multimedia devices to discover each other and share content. Windows...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/02/2011

Windows 7 features for Embedded

Windows Embedded Standard 7 is based on Windows 7 and therefore benefits from all the goodness of...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/02/2011

RemoteFX on Windows Embedded Compact 7

Here is a demo of RemoteFX support on Windows Embedded Compact 7. Thanks to MPC Data for their work...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 06/02/2011

This month's Windows Embedded Compact live chat is next Tuesday

If you are interested in chatting with the Dev team developing Windows Embedded Compact, this...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/27/2011

Pre-order your Windows Embedded Compact 7 book now!

A new book will shortly be available on Amazon that will give you deep insight into the latest...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/25/2011

Microsoft in your car

Steven Bridgeland, Senior Product Manager for Windows Embedded Automotive, has been filming a...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/20/2011

embeddedSPARK challenge finalists announced!

The embeddedSPARK challenge is the Windows Embedded developers competition that runs yearly and that...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/19/2011

Kinect for Windows SDK beta… anyone plannning to try it on Windows Embedded Standard 7?

I am wondering if anyone out there is planning to play around with Kinect for Windows SDK on a...

Author: Olivier Bloch Date: 05/18/2011

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