Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 17:37 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is turning the source code for its embedded .Net Micro Framework over to the community and slowly withdrawing from that business, company officials are confirming. On the rumored list of teams most heavily impacted by second wave of Microsoft layoffs announced on May 5 was the .Net Micro Framework team - as well as the related MSN Direct unit. Indeed, both groups were affected, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed on May 6."
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Not quite...
by Ravyne on Thu 7th May 2009 18:33 UTC
Ravyne
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2006-01-08

Windows CE and Mobile devices support the .Net Compact Framework, not the [/i]Micro[/i] Framework.

The Compact framework is a light version of the Desktop .Net Framework, while the Micro Framework is essentially a small embedded OS that happens to run apps compiled to a very limited subset of .NET MSIL code (it doesn't even support multi-dimensional arrays!), its been used in fancy multi-media remotes, networked sensors and other places that even the most spartan WinCE configuration is overkill.

Nice of them to turn it over, rather than simply discontinuing it.

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RE: Not quite...
by adkilla on Thu 7th May 2009 19:18 in reply to "Not quite..."
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

From the link in OP:

The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms Microsoft has licensed to third parties and made available to teams inside the company. Others include Windows CE and Windows XPe.


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RE[2]: Not quite...
by Ravyne on Fri 8th May 2009 01:25 in reply to "RE: Not quite..."
Ravyne Member since:
2006-01-08

Right, but you should read that as:

"The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms (Others include Windows CE and Windows XPe) Microsoft has licensed to third parties and made available to teams inside the company."

Rather than:

"The .Net Micro Framework is one of a number of embedded platforms Microsoft has licensed to third parties, and made available to teams inside the company, such as the Windows CE and Windows XPe teams."

I see where the confusion comes in though, now that you point out that particular paragraph, the wording is pretty ambigous.

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