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News: Visual CE and Associated Tools Introductory and Intermediate training classes scheduled for May 5 and 6, 2008.
Survey: Databases, SYWARE, and XML. We want to hear from you.
News: SYWARE Inc.'s Visual CE Wins Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine's 2007 Best Software Awards.
Technical Tip: Dealing with the "Datetime field overflow (null)" error.
Mobile Industry Related:
Article: Comparisons of Available Windows Mobile Devices.
SYWARE News: Visual CE and Associated Tools Introductory and Intermediate training classes scheduled for May 5 and 6, 2008.
The introductory and intermediate Visual CE and Associated Tools training classes have been scheduled for May 5 and 6, 2008 at the Marriott Boston North in Woburn MA. The introductory class is appropriate for someone who has never written a program before, but is comfortable with computers, or someone who has used desktop database development systems, such as MS Access, and wants to start developing similar applications for Pocket PCs. The intermediate class offers detailed instruction on using Visual CE and other SYWARE tools to create mobile data entry applications. The tuition is $299 for either day of instruction or $499 for both days. Each class is a full day of instruction and includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, and afternoon snack. A limited number of rooms are available at the Marriott. Contact SYWARE sales to reserve your spot. Details, including course outlines, are available here.
SYWARE Survey: Databases, SYWARE, and XML. We want to hear from you.
Do you use XML? How? Would you be interested in having XML features integrated into Visual CE or Report CE? In the past, people have asked us, "Do you do XML?" and (so far) we have been saying "Not yet". It's a new year and we are now seriously thinking about it for our next release. But we want it to be something useful for you. So let us know how you would like to use XML with Visual CE or Report CE. Send us your ideas, suggestions, and/or sample XML files.
SYWARE News: SYWARE Inc.'s Visual CE Wins Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine's 2007 Best Software Awards.
Visual CE Professional Edition has won Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine's "Best Software Award 2007" in the database category for the fourth year in a row! Once again, it has been selected by the award's international panel of industry experts as the Pocket PC database software offering the best features and value. The annual Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine Best Software Awards help users select software that best suits their Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone needs by honoring companies that produce outstanding software. This year almost 100 Smartphone and Pocket PC magazine experts from around the world considered over 15,000 Windows Mobile products to determine the winners in 150 categories. Learn more about the awards and winners here.
Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Dealing with the "Datetime field overflow (null)" error.
If you have a Visual CE form with an edit control connected to date/time column, but the edit control is only displaying the time part of the date/time (not the date), you may encounter the error "[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver]Datetime field overflow (null)". This is caused by a bug in the Microsoft Access ODBC driver. One way to deal with this is described in question V3-J on http://www.syware.com/faq. An alternative way around this problem is described in this month's tip.
Mobile Industry Article: Comparisons of Available Windows Mobile Devices.
There are a multitude of Windows Mobile Devices that are now available. So many, in fact, that sometimes it is difficult to decide which one to use. Two recent articles in Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine compare and contrast the different devices available. One informative article is Experts' Favorite PDA and Smartphone. The other intersting article is Pros and Cons: Windows Mobile Non-Touch Screen Smartphones.
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