So, (can I start a sentance with 'so'?), I flew British Airways from Seattle to London Heathrow, I turned off the radio receiver on the watch since I knew that I wouldn't be getting services like news, weather etc...
The watch still keeps time (it's a watch!) but doesn't auto sync to BST/GMT - one of the custom watch faces you can download from
http://direct.msn.com gives a dual time view, so I set this to show Seattle and London.
Once I arrived back in Seattle I re-enabled the radio receiver on the watch and started to receive stock/news/weather etc...
We're going to fix the format - for some reason the file didn't get converted to multiple bit rate (MBR) before being posted (sorry!).
As far as the video goes, the video is showing how to "build" a thin client device based on Windows CE 5.0 in less than 20 minutes, and once built how simple it is to connect to a remote desktop - the point is not to describe what RDP is all about (I think
most of us know what RDP is)...
At previous Windows Embedded Developers Conferences we've had "Ultimate Architect" competitions that have had delegates using Erector sets to build devices to carry beer glasses (full of beer), or shot glasses - this year we wanted to have a competition
that involved writing code, and also having fun - SumoBot seemed to be the right choice - everyone had a great time - perhaps next year we can use Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, or SPOT !
The dancing robot is a pet project of Stuart's, I think he's looking at programming this to do something useful - one of the guys in the room brought an Aibo along for everyone to take a look at - is was highly entertaining, especially when asked to "get
the bone", instead of picking it up it kicked it.
I think it would be cool to replace some of the existing controllers with either Windows CE or SPOT... could be an interesting project.
I can assure you the next version of Windows CE is alive and well - Windows CE 5.0 (Macallan) is now released, and the work is now underway for the next version. Is Windows CE dead? - no, far from it...
Chris is using a Windows CE 5.0 BSP for the ICOP eBox II reference board - this was provided by ICOP - the ICOP eBox II BSP is also shipping on the Windows CE 5.0 3rd Party CD (along with a bunch of other goodies) - I will ping Samuel at ICOP to see if
they plan to make their BSP downloadable.
designing your own BSP - that could be a long movie <g> - are you looking for information on building a BSP from the ground up, or aspects of cloning and customizing an existing BSP? Which is what most developers have been doing since Windows CE 2.0, copying
the Hitachi D9000, also called the "ODO" (if you are a Star Trek DS9 fan then you will remember that Odo was a shape shifter, the Hitachi D9000 was a hardware shape shifter, you would plug in processor boards to the base platform which would then take on the
'personality' of the processor board).
"so", Yep, I know what you mean - when I'm giving keynote demos I try not to run through the tech part until we're live on stage, I don't like the demo's to be scripted, it's more interesting to make it up as you go along...
oh, nearly forgot - if you thing this video was useful or interesting and have any other technologies you want to see from the Windows CE, or Windows XP Embedded team, or more "do this at home" type videos then post your suggestions here or on my blog
you could of course set a fixed IP and that would get around the problem of discovery - I'm running a Microsoft MN-700 Residential Gateway at home which provides a DHCP address to all devices behind the gateway in a 192.168.2.x range - I can get to the
RG remote UI to see which device has just been given an address - that would also work.
Chris was wanting to show more interesting technologies, discovery seemed to be something good and useful to show here...
If you don't want to get a board but want to try out the steps in the video then you could always download the Windows CE 5.0 Evaluation Kit - you can configure, build, download, and debug a Windows CE operating system image without any additional hardware
- go here for more information - https://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded