Windows CE 5.0, .NET 2.0 CF and the future of the Windows Mobile platform

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.

Some highlights:

  • 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.

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