Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

I first created the “Charming” libraries for Windows Phone in order to add some APIs which were added to Windows 8 but not available on phone. Many of the early ones replicated the “Charms” related functionality (Sharing/Search/Settings) hence the silly name. When I created version 9 about a year ago I consolidated lots of separate libraries into… Continue reading Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

Desktop ActiveSync Registry Settings

In March I showed how to get the version of a connected device from the desktop. This post documents the rest of the registry settings used to store device information. There are two registry locations, the first at HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows CE Services contains information about the currently connected device. The second, HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows CE ServicesPartners contains information for… Continue reading Desktop ActiveSync Registry Settings

Indigo Reaches Beta 2 And Gets Go-Live License

Indigo (Yeah I know I’m supposed to call it Windows Communication Foundation), has reached the Beta 2 milestone. With this release you can apply for a Go-Live license to deploy the technology in live environments*   Read all about it here:-   http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/getthebeta/golive/   *Terms and conditions apply. Your small print may go down as… Continue reading Indigo Reaches Beta 2 And Gets Go-Live License