• Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1

    An updated version of Windows Mobile Device Center - the ActiveSync equivalent for Windows Vista.

    According to the overview on the download page, the following updates are included:

    • Windows Mobile 6 feature support

    • Information Rights Management activation - Automatically configure the Windows Mobile 6 device to open IRM-protected documents and files
    • HTML mail – Set up your Windows Mobile 6 device to sync HTML-formatted mail
    • Certificate Enrollment - Acquire certificates through the PC the Windows Mobile 6 device is currently connected to
    • Allow data connections on the Windows Mobile 6 device when connected to the PC
    • File synchronization for smartphones – Synchronize files with your Windows Mobile 6 devices, including both touch screen and non-touch screen devices

    • Automatic device authentication - Connect the Windows Mobile device to the PC without the need to enter the device-lock PIN every time upon connect
    • Product Registration - Register your Windows Mobile device and get connected to information and offers available for your device

  • NHibernate Best Practices with ASP.NET

    Another fantastic article by Billy McCafferty.

    This time he goes through all the details of building an ASP.NET project using NHibernate.

    This fits in nicely with his other article on using the MVP pattern.

  • ReSharper 3.0 beta

    I’ve read a lot of comments promoting ReSharper as the “must-have” productivity tool for C# developers.

    While I do dabble in C#, VB.NET is my bread and butter, and up until now, the only options I’ve tried are the free Refactor products from Developer Express.

    I now see that the next version of ReSharper supports Visual Basic, so it will be interesting to compare the two products to see how they shape up.

    One obvious difference is that as far as I can tell, the ReSharper product is only available commercially - eg. no free “lite” version that I can see.

    Still, if the tool’s as good as people say, then it could be money well spent.