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February, 2006 Edition

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Industry News:

News from SYWARE: FoneDB evaluation copies are now available.
Many of you asked us to make FoneDB evaluation copies available, so we created a free 30-day trial copy. Download a copy today and build database applications for your Smartphone that synchronize to your desktop.

News from SYWARE: On January 23rd, SYWARE, Inc. Released Report CE® 5.0.
In addition to adding major new functionality such as graphing, grouping/sub-totals, and international number and currency support, it includes a host of other features our customers have requested. Please take a moment to read the complete press release. An evaluation copy is available.

Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Converting from a Pocket Access Database (.CDB file) to a Visual CE Database.
With the introduction of Windows Mobile 5.0, Microsoft has dropped support for Pocket Access databases. This presents a problem if you have used Pocket Access as the underlying database of your Visual CE application and you need to support newer devices. This month's tip shows you how to convert your forms to use the Object Store rather than a Pocket Access Database.

Article: "Microsoft pushes ahead with mobile e-mail effort" by Ina Fried, Staff Writer CNET
The biggest player in the mobile email market is Blackberry maker, Research in Motion (RIM). However, Microsoft recently made push email available for its mobile devices. This means you no longer need to carry around multiple devices or buy additional software to get a superior mobile email system. Read the article and see if you can take advantage of this new capability.

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