Dec 18 2008

Windows Mobile 6.5 is coming

There has been alot of talk about the release of Windows mobile 6.5 to be officially release in the first quarter of 09, there has been many rumours saying the release of Sony’s XPERIA, however this is nothing but roomers, after in depth viewing’s of the X1, just good UI changes. Steve Ballmer offically let the cat out of the hat in November confirming that 6.5 is coming.

Motorola recently leaked some images of its 6.5 interface. Here is what it may look like, however this could be Motorola’s UI on top of the std windows mobile



Personally I am not a fan of the way it looks, I am quite the fan of HTC’s touch pro series, specifically the touch flow 3D seems to be a far better looking interface.

It is said that most modern windows mobile devices will be capable of upgrading from 6.1 to 6.5.

Dec 17 2008

Windows Mobile losing Market share

Craig Bailey recently blogged about Microsoft’s place in the mobile world, seems the IPhone has battered MS’s position in the mobile market, despite Steve Ballmers words:   See Craig’s Blog post for all the facts and figures, of who has the market share. However I don’t see this as a bad thing for us consumers, only good can come from this, for example windows mobile 7 may be a little quicker to be pushed out the door, despite the huge delays that have been announced, maybe a beta early 09…. Here is hoping anyway.

Dec 15 2008

FREE ftp, ftps and sftp server that works!

Here @ my current work place Elcom we are heavy uses of FTP for various methods. However we have recently been asked to supply a client with a particular solution that requires a Secure FTP solution, while our current FTP allows FTPS (SSL) we wanted something will a little more security, so we opted to go the SSH route also known as SFTP, I have looked high and low for suitable FTP applications that have all protocols SFTP, FTPS and plain old FTP, I have since found that while there are many app’s that do this, some are just much too pricey and some well the interface is poorly thought out and hard to navigate through.

After hours of trailing paid software, I found that they just didnt do exactly what I required, or maybe what I expected.

So I when on the hunt again this time looking for GNU based software, and to my surprise I found one that has all protocols.

It has a simple but yet easy to navigate and work through, and even better it integrates with NT authentication, when I say NT authentication I am talking about Active Directory…. and its FREE.

It even Supports Virtual Directories.

While there could be more with users and assigning them specific paths, rather than global directories, I really can’t complain given its price tag.

FreeFTd can be found here

Dec 5 2008

SQL 2008: Modify Design in a Table is not permitted

When attempting to modify a table design (by right clicking on the table and select ‘design’) you get and error something along the lines of:


Saving change is not permitted. the changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that cant be re-created or enabled the option Prevent Saving changes that require the table to be re-created.



You can fix this quite easily by the following method

Tools Menu > Options > Designers > Untick ‘Prevent saving changes that require a table re-creation’