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May 19, 2006

are you afraid of commitment, you cheap bastard?



no no no…

the funcave didn’t just become lifetime’s official blog.

straight from the good folks at the exchange team’s phenomenal blog comes the fantastic news that…

ms has released a standalone version of device emulator 1.0!

this is the same emulator that comes with visual studio. and the download also includes windows mobile 5 os images with msfp!

obviously, if you don’t have visual studio…

then this can be quite a handy tool for:

  • assessing wm5 without committing to a service contract or hardware purchase
  • demoing wm5 to prospects
  • getting familiar with the new msfp features

so get it while it’s hot!

while you’re downloading tho…

don’t forget to grab the following mobile emulator support & dev files as well…

you could also grab the windows mobile 5.0 developer’s resource kit to get most of this in one single, albeit monolithic, download.

now, to be sure…

some of these other resources are specifically targeted for developers, and as such, may not work without a full-blown installation of visual studio.

but even if you aren’t a code monkey, they often have very helpful resources included which are applicable to everyone.

one caveat…

this emulator only simulates an arm-based device. so some processor specific software may not work on it.

still worth looking at, without a doubt.

just wish it had been out a couple of weeks ago. i sure could have used this during crown jewels #3

would have been much easier than juggling two machines with a bum arm.

|| posted by chris under freebie, it pro, mobility, mothership, utility belt || comments (4) || ||


  1. [...] big thanks to the vlad, who asked me to deliver a webcast on device emulator & windows mobile 5 with msfp for the june orlando it pro meeting. [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » catching up — July 4, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

  2. [...] then you’ll need to download the device emulator, wm5 os images, and the virtual machine network driver, all of which are linked in this post. [...]

    pingback by welcome to the funcave » wm5 device emulator: installation — February 15, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

  3. hey, i’m far from a code slug let alone a code monkey. Though it hardly matters in my quest for homegrown themes. I just wanted to find out weather or not the emulators (this or the one provided by M s) work fine for testing themes. i feel retarded asking but i also feel a bit justified seeings how most descriptions of the provided emulators lean more towards the inner mechanics of the environments as apposed to the aesthetics.

    comment by iam-monkey — March 6, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

  4. @ monkey:

    hey, no prob.
    i use the emulators to test all the themes i make. much easier than a real device.

    comment by chris — March 7, 2007 @ 2:12 am

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