Handheld and palm-sized PCs have been around for some time but it is difficult sometimes to quickly grasp how they work and to decide whether or not they are worth buying. In his highly informative book, Windows CE Made Simple
, Craig Peacock clearly explains all the features of the Microsoft operating system which runs on both handheld and palm-sized PCs.
Windows CE has the look and feel of Windows 95 or 98 but it is also has some interesting features of its own. This book explains all the tools that are available so you can customise your new mobile computer to meet your particular needs. Peacock shows you how to get online with Windows CE and how to send and receive e-mail. He covers other basic requirements like editing and formatting, managing documents and how to install software packages.
Windows CE Made Simple is well organised and easy to follow. It concisely illustrates and talks you through all the standard Microsoft applications supplied on handheld and palm-size PCs including the voice recorder and the functions of the calendar which enables users to create, delete and move appointments. It isn't completely Microsoft-orientated, however, and addresses some third party software like maps to help travellers find their way around foreign cities. Surprisingly there are no spreadsheet applications supplied as standard on the Palm-size PC, but the book usefully points you to the Web sites of companies that have written applications for these devices. With this book in your hand, those considering a purchase will be in a better position to judge whether or not it is time to make a change from their traditional PC.--Justin Hunt
From the Author
Windows CE Made Simple, Includes hundreds of screenshots.
This new Made Simple book covers Windows CE running on Handheld PCs, Palm-size PCs and includes details of the Handheld PC Professional Edition as well. It's aimed at people new to Windows CE and those that have been using it for a while and includes how to set-up a CE device on a network, getting it connected to the Internet, email folders etc. Also included are tips and tricks to make using your device a little easier.
Written by Craig Peacock, considered one of the undisputed experts on Windows CE and who was recently awarded the Microsoft Windows CE MVP (Most Valued Professional) Award, with Foreword by Jim Floyd, Windows CE Marketing at Microsoft Corp, let this book be your guide to Windows CE on Handheld PCs and Palm-size PCs.
The Author has been running a Website on Windows CE (www.craigtech.co.uk and www.palmpc.org.uk) since it's launch in November 1996 and answers emails daily regarding Windows CE and will answer questions from people who buy the book, In fact he wants to hear lots of feedback on the book.