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.NET Micro Framework Adds VS2013 Support

by Jeff Martin on  Sep 26, 2014

The .NET Micro Framework has a new release which adds support for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio "14". This Framework powers devices that Microsoft intends to build the "Internet of Things" and similar hardware-centric devices like the Raspberry Pi.

REST Support for .NET Micro

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 23, 2014

During Build 2014, Microsoft renewed its commitment to the long ignored .NET Micro Framework. This very lightweight version of .NET can be found in for very small devices such as the open source electronics platform Netduino. But the .NET Micro is rather limited, even basic functionality such as accessing REST based resources requires help from people like Daniel Stegmaier of the mfRCF project.

2011 in Review: Highlights of .NET OSS Projects

by Jeff Martin on  Dec 30, 2011 6

2011 was a busy year for OSS projects using .NET. Phil Haack has released some highlights.

.NET Micro Framework now supports Visual Basic, Remote Software Updates

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 16, 2011

The open source platform for embedded devices, .NET Micro Framework, has begun beta testing of version 4.2. This build includes the work of both Microsoft and third-party developers, something that is becoming increasingly common as Microsoft redefines its role in the open source community.

OS Release: Pyxis 2 Beta 2

by James Vastbinder on  Nov 30, 2010

Last Wednesday, Thomas Holtq announced the release Pyxis 2 beta 2 of the Pyxis 2.0 operating system for .NET Micro Framework devices.

Why .NET Micro Really Went Open Source

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 19, 2009 6

A few months ago Microsoft announced their plans to release the .NET Micro Framework as an open source project. Since then there has been rumors that Microsoft is using open source as an excuse to abandon the project. The truth is the exact opposite, Microsoft is actually using open source to drive the adoption of .NET Micro.

Nokia sees the Silverlight

by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 07, 2008

Nokia announced it will make Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 available for its S60 phones running Symbian OS as well as Series 40 devices and Nokia Internet tablets. Silverlight will give developers opportunities to create rich and interactive applications running on multiple platforms.

Catching Up With the .NET Micro Framework

by James Vastbinder on  Feb 19, 2008

The .NET Micro Framework is the smallest runtime available within the .NET Framework. Able to run in only 512k of RAM without an MMU it is targeted at 32-bit processors.

.NET Micro Now Supported on Blackfin

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 18, 2007

The smallest .NET edition, Micro, is now supported on Analog Devices' Blackfin platform. This makes it the first processor supported by .NET built specifically for digital signal processing.

A Real Product using Z-Wave and .NET Micro

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 07, 2007

Microsoft has been pushing a lot of new technology lately, but is any of it actually useful? In the case of .NET Micro, Leviton Manufacturing says it is, though the far more interesting technology is Z-Wave.

Return to the Days Of 640K With The .NET Micro Framework

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 12, 2007 3

The .NET Micro Framework is being positioned by Microsoft for very small devices such as sensors, actuators, and wearable electronics. And unlike the .NET Framework, the Micro Framework doesn't even require an operating system.

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