Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Microsoft MVP award 2013 reconfirmed!

I'm very happy to announce that I've been awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional)  for the third time!

I have to thank all people who supported me to achieve this result, especially Beppe and Gianni (reconfirmed embedded MVP too), with whom I shared a lot of events this year.

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

My MVP page http://mvp.microsoft.com/it-it/mvp/Marco%20Bodoira-4034914

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Windows Phone Day @ Milan, September 30th

On September 30th at Microsoft Innovation Campus in Milan, there will be the Windows Phone Day.
During the day, part of Windows Phone Week (https://twitter.com/winphoneweek), there will be covered interesting topics about Windows Phone development, explored by MVPs and Microsoft experts.
Here you have topics in agenda:

  • App and running in 60 minutes, Roberto Freato
  • MVVM pattern, Matteo Pagani
  • Windows Phone life cycle app,Dan Ardelean
  • Speech API and globalization, Lorenzo Barbieri
  • Azure Mobile Service, Eva Gjeci
  • NFC and Bluetooth, Michele Locuratolo

If you want to register, clich here!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My last app on Windows Store: Quoter

Create your own favorite postcards with Quoter: you can open and edit your photos, changing colors to black and white, adding a phrase, a dedication or a quote. 
Save and share your works with your friends!
You can download it FREE

Monday, June 17, 2013

Windows Embedded Workshops Italy 2013

BEPS Engineering will participate at Windows Embedded Workshops 2013 organized by Avnet Embedded & Silica in collaboration with Freescale. In the FREE event will be a presentation on:

  • System on Module (SoM) Solutions
  • Freescale i.MX Application Processor ARM® Cortex™-A9

Avnet Embedded and Silica in collaboration with Freescale, are pleased to invite you to a technical seminar which will present modular solutions that use multi-core processors from Freescale i.MX family based on ARM® Cortex™-A9.

Together with two of the largest producers of Italian SoM, SECO and ENGICAM, we will be able to present application solutions both in terms of hardware and software.

SECO, the market leader in SoM and Qseven solutions, will illustrate how to escape from the trap of custom passing through the SOM revolution. In particular, it will be presented the development on i.MX6, emphasizing methods to reduce the Time-to-Market and the related risks / costs of the project.

ENGICAM, thanks to the experience gained in the SOM modules, will present solutions for applications such as Marine, Railway, Automotive, Motor Control, Display, Mobility, Qt 5, multitouch, gstreamer and realtime.

Hardware solutions will be integrated with software examples based on Microsoft Embedded CE and Linux.

  • 09.00 - 09.30 Avnet Embeddded, SILICA and Freescale presentation
  • 09.30 - 10.00 Introduction to Freescale i.MX family
  • 10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break and showroom
  • 10.15 - 10.30 WinCE introduction
  • 10.30 - 13.00 SECO solution
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and showroom
  • 14.00 - 16.30 ENGICAM solution
  • 16.30 Q & A

Dates & Locations
27 June 20013 Milano

  • Avnet EMG Italy Srl Via Alessandro Manzoni 44 20095 Cusano Milanino

28 June 2013 Padova

  • c/o Uffici Silica - Avnet EMG Italy Srl Viale dell' Industria, 23 35129

11 July 2013 Roma 

  • c/o Novotel La Rustica Via Andrea Noale 291 00155
Register here: http://www.avnet-embedded.eu/news/events/som-workshops-italy.html

Friday, June 14, 2013

Microsoft announces general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013, successor to Windows Embedded CE and Compact 7.
it is targeted at small-footprint devices used by retail, manufacturing, healthcare and other vertical industries. It includes powerful new tools and capabilities - including new support for Visual Studio 2012 - that extend the experience of Windows.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 features include the following:

  • Improvements to the core operating system, including memory management and networking capabilities
  • Improved file-system performance, enabling devices to always be available
  • Optimized startup, with snapshot boot, which allows devices to boot within seconds to a known state, such as a specific UI with device drivers loaded
  • Built-in support for Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth technologies, and a seamless connection to Windows Azure, for a robust, connected intelligent system
  • Support from thousands of developers and partners, who have built add-on solutions, including HTML5 browsers

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Advanced Advertising System POC

Microsoft Innovation Center Torino, Arrow and BEPS Engineering present a proof of concept (POC) for public advertisement, the Kinect-Azure POC, following the roadmap of Intelligent System. The current solution has been focused on a real estate scenario, but the same technology can be applied in different application domains.

The POC system is composed by three elements:
- A Kinect for Windows that enables a natural user experience by means of simple gestures;
- An embedded system that runs the dedicated application and manages the Kinect device;
- A powerful and flexible cloud backend, based on the Windows Azure platform, which manages the contents and enables Business Intelligent paradigms.
More details in the presentation: Advanced Advertising System POC

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Autoscroll available on Windows Store

My new app is available on Windows Store!
AutoScroll allows to play your favorite text songs without scrolling tabs by hand.
You can create, edit and save your text files and view with automatic scroll.
If you have a tablet, you can use also accelerometer to manage speed and direction.

You can download it free here:

Monday, May 6, 2013

BEPS Engineering wins "Embedded Partner Excellence Award for Community Leadership 2012"

I am proud to announce that BEPS Engineering has been awarded for community leadership, as "Partners that have delivered the most impactful developer community engagement through evangelism, training or academics". Here there are all awarded companies:

You can read full press on the official Microsoft Embedded site.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Windows Embedded 8 Standard Train The Trainer @ Paris

Yesterday BEPS Engineering trainers attended to the Train The Trainer on Windows Embedded 8 Standard at Paris. 
The class was composed of several trainers from many european countries: With Beppe, Gianni, Dorangela and Salvatore we have accounted for almost half of the class. During the day we collected information and material to train at official course about new Microsoft embedded OS.
See you soon in our next courses!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Windows Phone 7.8 update (and SDK update)

Windows Phone 7.8 update is officially started to come today, as it happened for my Nokia Lumia 800.
The main feature is the new homescreen with more room for resizable tiles.
Last week Microsoft released also the SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8. As written on official website, it adds the following to your existing Windows Phone SDK installation:

  • New Windows Phone Emulator 7.8 
  • New Windows Phone Emulator 7.8 256MB 
  • Functionality delivered in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update (for Windows Phone SDK 7.1 users)
Note: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 or Windows Phone SDK 7.1 must be installed before you can install Windows Phone SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8.
You can download it here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36474

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Font Viewer available on Windows Store

It's available on Windows Store my latest application Font Viewer.

Font Viewer shows you all installed fonts on your device: you can view your text with all fonts, change color and style. Its' free and downloadable here: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/it-IT/app/font-viewer/ac4483e4-83eb-4b0b-a612-5260a52396c5