November 2008 - Posts
Recently the Windows Mobile team blogged a few bits about the upcoming Internet Explorer engine on Windows Mobile devices that will give you close to the full desktop experience on your device, sort of like the iPhone users have had since mid-2007. Microsoft has decided to only make this available on new devices, a factoid only revealed way down in the comments. There will be no upgrades, direct from MS or an OEM, to put this on your fancy new Windows Mobile device. It apparently can't handle it.
"Regarding making IE Mobile available as a separate download or update, the rich media experiences that IE Mobile 6 enables require more powerful, advanced devices. That is why it will not be available as an upgrade or direct download for current phones, but rather will be made available on new phones."
More at: Smartphone Thoughts: Internet Explorer 6 For Windows Mobile Devices - No Upgrades or Updates - New Devices Only
If so, did you have an issue? If not, be aware that there might be an issue where it could delete your email Accounts as it did with Mike Temporale over at Mobile Jaw. The patch was released to fix an issue with sending email on your Windows Mobile 6.1 device but Mike has 3 issues that you might want to read about before you install the patch.
More at: Have you installed Microsoft’s SMTP Patch? | Mobility Site
Microsoft has patched the bug in Windows Mobile 6.1 where the email database could become corrupt and you are unable to send emails via POP3 or IMAP4 through an SMTP server. Outlook/Exchange emails, as well as SMS/MMS messages were unaffected.
"This behavior is associated with a feature that is introduced in Windows Mobile 6.1. The feature allows for mobile operators to specify an alternate SMTP server name that is used if e-mail messages cannot be sent by using the user-specified SMTP server name. If the mobile operator does not specify an alternate SMTP server name and if the Windows Mobile 6.1-based device does not connect, the e-mail account is corrupted and cannot send e-mail messages."
More at: Smartphone Thoughts: Microsoft Patches Windows Mobile 6.1 SMTP Bug and Windows Mobile 6.1 SMTP Issues.
Download is here: WM 6.1 POP and IMAP Send Mail Patch
Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse the president on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.
A team of four dozen advisers, working for months in virtual solitude, set out to identify regulatory and policy changes Obama could implement soon after his inauguration. The team is now consulting with liberal advocacy groups, Capitol Hill staffers and potential agency chiefs to prioritize those they regard as the most onerous or ideologically offensive, said a top transition official who was not permitted to speak on the record about the inner workings of the transition.
The article specifically states that Obama administration officials will look most particularly at measures that were imposed for "overtly political" reasons.
More at: Daily Kos: Our long national nightmare is over
The Help documentation for Expression Web has been available on the MSDN Library website ever since version 2 was released. Now the Help documentation is also available through the Expression community website at http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc295701.aspx .
- add tags to topics
- add new content
- annotate the Help
More at: Expression Web team blog : Expression Web documentation at your online fingertips