MS PDC, Tuesday, Day 2, October 13, 1998, Denver Colorado
|Denver sunrise at 6:45am
||PDC Ask the Experts session at 6:45pm
Todd's Notes from the PDC
Microsoft VP Tod Nielson said that the Windows Logo process would become simpler.
The number of different logs would also be reduced.
There will be Basic and Gold tier logos.
Lots of comments on DNA, DHTML,VB6 as a rapid-prototyping tool and English Query.
Session: Developing PC Companion Applications Using the Windows CE Toolkit for Visual C++ 6.0.
Ken Letkeman of Anobi Technology
The presenter spoke of his experience with a pre-beta (we used to call that alpha
int he old days) copy of Windows CE Toolkit for Visual C++ 6.0.
He noted new tools:
Remote Object Store Viewer and Remote Connection Server.
he noted new MFC features:
Windows socket support.
Windows CE database support.
Some new classes are:
CCeDBDatabase, CCeDBProp, CCeDBRecord, CCeDBenum (these four are database classes)
and CCeSocket (socket emulation).
He also noted the introduction of Active Template Library (ATL) support for CE.
Session: Writing TAPI 3.0 Applications. James Honeycutt, Microsoft Program Manager, TAPI 3.0.
TAPI 3.0 Key Goals
TAPI 3.0 samples can be found in the SDK under:
- Bridge gap between PSTN (public switched telephone network) and IP transports.
- Connect call control and media control
- Simplify development of communication applications
Samples are for C++, Visual BASIC, and Java.
During the Q&A the question came up about TAPI 3.0 for legacy systems (anything aside from
Windows NT 5) The answer is that Windows 95 will definitely not be fitted with TAPI 3.0.
There is discussion about providing TAPI 3.0 for Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.
Session: Plugging Into Pocket Outlook. Garret R. Vargas, Microsoft Software Design Engineer, Mobile Electronics Group
The focus of this session is the new COM based model that will be available sometime during
the first quarter of 1999.
This new model will make Pocket Outlook similar to Outlook 98's Object Model.
The initial release will be a redistributable DLL for legacy CE devices.
New CE devices will have the COM based model built into firmware.
A paper titled Pocket Outlook Object Model was also distributed during this
presentation. I do not know if it available elsewhere.
It should be noted that the information in the paper contains information about the
Alpha version of the new Pocket Outlook Object Model.