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November, 2005 Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and customers in the US and best wishes to everyone during the Holiday Season. As we mentioned last month, SYWARE, Inc. has completely updated and improved our Web site to better service and support our global community. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes too look it over.


Industry News:

News: Pocket PC Magazine announced that a diverse, international panel of industry experts has awarded SYWARE's Visual CE with Pocket PC magazine's "Best Software Award 2005" in the database category.
Over 80 Pocket PC magazine experts from around the world judged almost 600 Windows Mobile products in 100 Pocket PC and Developer categories to determine finalists and winners. The annual Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards helps users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. Read more here.

Technical Tip: The Database Doctor is in! Helpful Tip from Dr. "DeeBee": Creating a Horizontal Scrollbar for a Grid.
Visual CE provides a grid control that can be used to display related records from another table. But if you choose too many columns to display, each column is too narrow. Here's how to increase the horizontal area available for the columns and add a horizontal scrollbar to your grid. Learn how here.

Technical Tip: Mobile 5.0 Support Alert:
Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2005 added some security features. These non-backward compatible changes cause applications that used to work on older Windows CE / Pocket PC / Windows Mobile machines to not work on these newer machines. SYWARE's products are some of the many applications affected by these changes. SYWARE has provided an interim solution for this issue-- if you have Windows Mobile 5.0 device you can get the solution here.

Story: When Microsoft and Palm, Inc., along with Verizon Wireless, announced a strategic alliance last Month, the two former software rivals unveiled more than a new line of Treo Smartphones for mobile professionals and businesses.
Based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, the first of the new devices – the Windows Mobile based Palm Treo – will be available in the U.S. on the Verizon Wireless national wireless broadband network and marks the first time handheld-computer pioneer Palm will sell a device based on Microsoft software. To learn more about what this historic alliance means to customers, developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Read the Q & A with Pieter Knook, senior vice president for Microsoft’s Mobile & Embedded Devices Division.

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