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June, 2006 Edition

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Industry News:

News from SYWARE: sqlceEnable evaluation edition available.
The vast majority of our customers use Visual CE's built-in database on their devices and have no need to use .SDF files (SQL Server CE databases). This is true even if they are working with SQL Server as their server database, since Visual CE can automatically synchronize to any ODBC database, including SQL Server. However, some of our customers have used other tools to build applications requiring SDF files. For these customers we offer sqlceEnable. It allows Visual CE and Report CE to work against .SDF tables. If your requirements include SQL Server CE, you may wish to try the sqlcEnable evaluation.

News from SYWARE: SYWARE, Inc announces mobile application development classes.
Many of you have expressed an interest in attending training classes for Visual CE and its associated tools, so we decided to offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes in using Visual CE to develop mobile applications. The first introductory class will be held in September in the Boston area. If you are interested in attending, please read the press release.

Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Controlling the Decimal Digits Displayed by a Calculated Control.
Normally, calculated controls display 6 digits to the right of the decimal point. If you turn on the "Money" property, the display is rounded to 2 decimal places. Occasionally you wish to display 1, 3, 4, or 5 decimal places for a floating point value. You can control the number of decimal digits displayed by a calculated control by following this suggestion.

Article: "Cellular Data Primer", by Chris De Herrera, Microsoft MVP.
Chris has been working with Windows Mobile and wireless for many years and reports that many users are confused about cellular wireless data capabilities and limitations. This article will help explain to the user what data options are available to them and the characteristics to consider when making a purchasing decision..

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