Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview released

SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview was released at TechReady 2008! Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile is an application for Windows Mobile 5 and 6 PocketPCs and Smartphones that allows you to use your Windows Mobile device as a Bluetooth SideShow device.

If you're new to Windows SideShow and want an overview of the feature, just go to WindowsSideShow.com to find out more. “Windows SideShow is a new technology in Windows Vista that supports a secondary screen on your mobile PC. With this additional display you can view important information whether your laptop is on, off, or in sleep mode. Windows SideShow is available in Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate.”

And now any Windows Mobile 5 or 6 phone can work as a Bluetooth based Windows SideShow device! You can download it here. This is a beta release.

This enables you to use your phone as an extra window into your PC. You can both access your computer’s information from your Pocket PC or Smartphone, and control the computer through a gadget interface. While the phone is out of range, or when your computer is off, you can continue to view content sent to the phone previously. This makes it easy to send information to the phone that you'll need later on. It can be used for many things : - using it to control PowerPoint presentations while viewing the speaker notes,

- using it as a remote control to Windows Media Player

- viewing RSS feeds on the road and many more and add to that, developers have the opportunity to invent a whole new range of scenarios using the software and the Managed API SDK (Announcing the Windows SideShow Managed API SDK and Runtime releases!) that allows Visual Basic and C# development.

Here is the detailed Installation instructions for setting up SideShow for Windows Mobile.

SideShow Development Forums

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