It is interesting to see what Microsoft has done with Windows Mobile so far, and where they plan on going. This presentation give a good overview and also a fairly good lookout on what is coming and when.
- Windows Mobile 5.0 – released
- MSMQ support
- SQL Server 2005 mobile
- .NET 2.0 compact
- ‘Crossbow’ Release in late 2006, to hit the market by mid-2007
- ‘Photon’ Release in late 2007, to hit the market by mid-2008
- New kernel
It seems that they are now switching to releasing a new version of the mobile OS every year or so.
Interestingly enough, they seem to have cut the roadmap slides in the above version (or am I missing something?), but you can still see the full slide deck using Google’s cache.