Friday, May 19, 2006

Microsoft releases new SmartPhone emulator

Microsoft has released the newest SmartPhone / Windows Mobile emulator tool. In the past, you had to run the SmartPhone / Windows Mobile / PocketPC emulators in Visual Studio. However, they have now released a standalone device emulator. It is pretty slick and includes the Windows Mobile 5 MSFP emulator for the SmartPhone. Now you can test SmartPhone applications and learn more about ActiveSync without having to actually have a SmartPhone and a data plan.

This text from Microsoft's site:
The Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 is a standalone version of the same ARM based Device Emulator that ships as part of Visual Studio 2005. The standalone emulator is intended for situations when you want to demonstrate or test your application on a computer that does not have Visual Studio 2005 installed. In addition, we are offering the Windows Mobile 5.0 MSFP operating system images that you can use with the Device Emulator.

When you download it, make sure you download both the (install this first) and the efp.msi.


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