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Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1

Microsoft has released Office Mobile 6.1. This is an upgrade to earlier versions of Office Mobile. This version will enable opening Office 2007 files in mobiles (Open XML formatted files).
Additionally it will have the following features,

• Enhanced viewing experience for charts in Excel Mobile.
• Ability to view SmartArt in PowerPoint Mobile.
• Ability to view and extract files from compressed (.zip) folders.
as Microsoft has quoted.

Download it from Microsoft using the following link.

KITT is Back

Can you remember Knight Rider? An indestructible Black car which drives itself. It was then called Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT).It seems that they are going to bring back KITT to life again in TVs. This time also it will be known as KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). The new three thousand model will have abilities like changing colour and size. Also this will have more Artificial Intelligence (AI) making KITT the ultimate car for fighting against crime.
If everything goes smoothly new KITT will start dominating television from first quarter of 2008.
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Adding an existing Dataset to a project - VS.NET 2003

Did you try adding an existing typed dataset to a project in Visual Studio 2003?

If you did then you may have noted that it will only add the files having the extensions .xsd (designer file) and .xsx (resource file) to the project, it will not add the .vb (class file). As a result you will not be able to use the added dataset. Also if anyone tries to add the class file again manually then it will be there as a separate class. Even though this works fine it will be misleading at a latter stage of the projects life. (In the following image you can see the 'dsDataset1.vb' file separately.) Normally this 'dsDataset1.vb' file should come under 'dsDataset1.xsd'.

To get the dataset class file recreated in the correct location, First open the dataset designer using Visual Studio (double click on the dataset).Then right click on the dataset designer and select the 'Generate Dataset' menu option.Now you will see the class ('dsDataset1.vb') file nicely located…

Detecting Whether the Application is Already Running

Recently a colegue of mine needed to know how he can determine whether his application is already running in the machine at application start.

Using this post I am going to share the solution with you all, showing how you can determine whether your application is already running in the computer. By detecting this either you can stop starting of the second instance of the application and activate the already running application for the user or you can attempt to close the earlier application and start the new one. If you does not check this then multiple applications might start and the user might complain about the application performance. Also this may cause problems occurring from locked resources.

* Visual Basic (VB)
Using VB you can easily check this by using the App object.
If App.PrevInstance = True Then
MsgBox("The program '" & App.EXEName & "'is already running. Please use the running applica…

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 for Windows Mobile

SQL Server CE 3.5 has been released. According to Microsoft this is having some cool features. Some of them are as follows according to Microsoft.
Side-by-side installation together with SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (version 3.1)Support for newer and more secure encryption algorithmsAdditional timestamp (rowversion) data typeEnhanced support for Transact-SQL statements including: - Nested query in FROM clause
- TOP CLAUSETo download and learn more visit Microsoft using the following URL.