FREE Microsoft Software for PocketPC & Windows Mobile Devices

Even though the PocketPC Phone have been out for quite some time, it still starts conversations (and freqeunt demonstrations).
 
People ask “Oh, like a Palm Pilot?” – but when you show them the voice activated phone that’s integrated into Outlook, and play an MP3, show family photos, or an episode of "Heros" – they are always flabbergasted – how come I didn’t know about this????
 
Well for those that “get-it” (own a Windows Mobile Device) here’s your Microsoft links of downloads & resources:
UTILITIES & TOOLS
ActiveSync synchronization software of Outlook information, Office documents, pictures, music, videos and applications from your desktop to your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones.  NOTE: ActiveSync Error Codes received after a synchronization attempt.
 
BitPim allows you to view and manipulate pictures from your mobile device via Bluetooth. (Recommended: TechNet)

Business Contacts is an add-in to Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update, allowing you to synchronize your business contacts and a subset of your communication history to your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC.

 
Database Conversion Wizard searches for any databases on a device, archives them to the desktop machine and converts them to the new Windows Mobile 2003 format.

DirectX DirectPlay for Pocket PC 2002

eBooks Reader offers a digital version of printed books using Microsoft’s ClearType technology (meaning its very easy to read, even on a tiny screen). eBooks are offered by many book publishers and sold by popular online retailers. 

Enterprise Mobile IP Utility for Windows Mobile Devices allows you to troubleshoot IP connections using functions such as PING on both Pocket PCs and Smartphones. (Support: MSDN)

Expense is a tracking tool to capture expenses on the Pocket PC. The expense data can then made available to the desktop in XML and import into Excel or any other XML aware system.

Facebook for Windows Mobile 6 Phone allows you manage your Facebook profile and post anytime, anywhere.
 
Global Contact Access allows your Pocket Outlook to look-up contacts in the Global Address List (GAL) on your corporate Exchange server.

LinkedIn for Windows Mobile brings your LinkedIn account to your Window Mobile powered phone.

Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile extends the reach of Live Communications Server 2005 to information workers who use Windows Mobile based devices. Communicator Mobile offers a similar look and feel to the desktop version of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, and it ensures that access to capabilities that are provided by Live Communications Server 2005 continues when users are away from their desks. 

Communicator Mobile is available in four editions for Windows Mobile based devices:
 
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition is the first generation Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone which is directly compatible with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Mobile Favorites at Your Fingertips!!
 

Mobile Media Center turns your Windows Mobile device into a media powerhouse, that can be controlled by finger. (Support: MSDN)
 

Microsoft Office Mobile 6.1: Upgrade for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats now supports the new open XML-based file formats for Office 2007 applications.

 
Microsoft Outlook 2003 & 2007 with Business Contact Manager Add-in for Pocket PC: allows you to synchronize your business contacts and a subset of your communication history to your Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC.
 
Microsoft Outlook Mobile Manager (OMM) brings the power of Microsoft Outlook to your portable device. OMM can prioritize your messages and make smart decisions about when to send e-mail. OMM also sends calendar reminders, task reminders, and an Outlook Today-style daily summary to your wireless device.

Mobile Locator works with Microsoft MapPoint Location Server. Using the sample application, provisioned users can locate themselves and one another and display their locations on their Pocket PC Phone Edition devices.

Money – Installation program for versions 2006,  2005,  2004, &  2003

MSN Messenger (chat)

 
MSN Direct (Technology Preview) displays updated, customizable, information in a nice, clean UI.
 

    • Top Stories
    • Weather
    • Stocks
    • World News
    • Sports
    • Entertainment

My Mobiler – Remote Control & Screen Capture Utility for Mobile Devices (Recommended: MSDN)
 

    • View your mobile screen on your desktop.
    • Control your mobile by using desktop keyboard and mouse.
    • Copy/Cut/Paste text between mobile and desktop.
    • Capture mobile screen.
    • Drag and drop files to your mobile.
    • Support ActiveSync / IP Connection
    • Support Mobile Explorer (File Browse)
MyPhone (or available as download) syncs information on your mobile phone to a storage space on a web site hosted by Microsoft. If your phone is lost or stolen, or if you upgrade to a new phone, you can easily restore the contacts, calendar appointments, photos, and other information that you stored on My Phone to a compatible new or replacement phone. Most phones that run the Windows Mobile 6 operating system are compatible with My Phone service.
 

Newsgroup Discussions

 
 
 
Windows Mobile Team Blog (a MUST read)
 
Office Communicator Mobile extends the reach of Live Communications Server 2005 to information workers who use Windows Mobile based devices. Communicator Mobile offers a similar look and feel to the desktop version of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, and it ensures that access to capabilities that are provided by Live Communications Server 2005 continues when users are away from their desks.
 
NewsGator Go! gives you the ability to track and manage all your RSS content on your mobile device. Get news, sports, entertainment and other information delivered to your Windows Mobile Smartphone. (Recommended: MSDN)
 
Outlook 2003 & 2007 with Business Contact Manager Add-in for Pocket PC:  allows you to synchronize your business contacts and a subset of your communication history to your Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC.
 
Recite is a search technology for your voice that runs on Windows Mobile devices. With Microsoft Recite, you can use your voice to easily store, search and retrieve the things you want to remember, where and when you need them. 
 
SpoonAlarm turns your Windows Mobile device into a useful alarm clock. (Recommended: MSDN)
 
PocketMSN OK, this isn’t “free” – but if you’re already a MSN/Hotmail subscriber, check-out the mail, Messenger, and Mobile Web service. There’s a one time setup fee of $19.95

Pocket Streets Maps 2005  &  2004

Portrait is a research prototype for mobile video communication. It supports .NET Messenger Service, Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Locator Service on PCs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and Smartphone.

REBOOT utility to quickly shutdown or reboot a Windows Mobile 6 device.
 
Ring Tone Packs provide a set of five ring tones (Adagio, Allegro, RocknRoll, Synthesizer, and Vocal) for your Pocket PC Phone Edition. 

RSS Reader by Doppler (Beta)

Root Certificate Tool is used to add your own root certificate onto your Pocket PC device. For security, organizations using secure connections (SSL) when syncing or accessing a server.

Skins for Windows Media Player.
 
Slam (Social, Location, Annotation, Mobile) allows users to make and manage social groups right from their phone for group-based messaging and photo sharing. You can also use Slam through the SMS and/or web interfaces. (YouTube Video)
 

Today screen themes offer a great way for you to personalize your Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC to reflect your unique interests and tastes (or you can always download a collection of 22 example themes).

Transcriber brings your handwriting recognition accuracy and ease of use to your Pocket PC.

Tutorials For Pocket Pcs With Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software.

 
TwitToday a Twitter add-in for Windows Mobile Devices. (Support: MSDN)
 
Update Connection Wizard will synchronize and connect directly to the desktop, and to access e-mail, Web, and other content through wired and wireless connections with Pocket PC 2002.

Voice Command look up contacts, make phone calls, get calendar information, play and control your music, as well as start programs with your voice! Ok, this software isn’t free, but it’s a must have for PokectPC Phone users! (How to: Activate Microsoft Voice Command by pressing the connect button on your bluetooth headset) 

Virtual Earth Mobile is an application that displays maps and satellite photography, and locates businesses by name or category within a geographical area. (1.69 Update)

 
Windows Live Writer is a beta version of Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile 6 devices.
 
Windows Mobile Network Analyzer PowerToy runs network utilities (e.g., ping and ipconfig) on a Windows Mobile powered device. Network Analyzer for Windows Mobile facilitates the troubleshooting of network connectivity issues.
 
Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile is an application that allows you to use your Windows Mobile device or Smartphonesas a Bluetooth SideShow-compatible device.
 
WMWifiRouter is a tool to use your Windows Mobile Device as a WiFi <-> GPRS/UMTS/HSPA router. It’ll allow you to use WiFi capable devices to connect to the internet through your phone’s data connection. (Recommended: Channel 10)
 

$$$ Mobile Application Catalog – Certified Applications for Windows Mobile based Pocket PCs and Smartphones (while not free, you can preview them for "free")
 
3rd Party Sunntsoft – Backup Manager for Mobile Devices (14 day trial)

 

 
GAMES:
Backgammon Game (Recommended: MSDN)
 
Connect 4 Game (Recommended: MSDN)

Cubicle Chaos is a fun, break-out style game can be played as a one or two player turn-based game.

 
Sudoku Game (Support: MSDN)

Sudoku Game from Microsoft

 
Tetris Game (Support: MSDN)
 

 
 
Software Developers
Development Center – Application Development Resources

Developer Evaluation Kit

 
    • Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC
    • Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Smartphone
    • Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2
    • ActiveSync version 4.0
    • Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Community Preview
    • Windows Mobile 5.0 and Visual Studio 2005 white papers and videos
    • Information regarding new Windows Mobile partnering opportunities
Developer Resource Kit Everything you need to start developing for Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 based devices
  
Mobile Ink To-Do Starter Kit contains a semi-transparent form for taking notes and keeping them synchronized through a Web Service. It also supports battery awareness and online and offline data, two key features of a great Mobile PC Visual Basic & C# applications.  
 
 
Windows Mobile Enterprise Resource Kit is a collection of demos, white papers, access security and system management information.  
 
Software Developer Kit (SDK)  5.0,  2003,  &  2002
 

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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3 Responses to FREE Microsoft Software for PocketPC & Windows Mobile Devices

  1. Merlvin says:

    Thanks for the infor. Very useful.

  2. Pingback: Ultimate Lists of Microsoft’s FREE Office & Windows Software for Download | The Road to Know Where

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