I need to create some little programs for a MC55A0. While I am not so new to development with Visual Studio, C# and .net, I never had a MC55 before, nor any other Windows based mobile device. "About" says it is a "Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Classic", OS is CE OS 5.2.29344. There is also a tool "SOTI MobiControl" on the device, all I could find out about it is that the guy responsible for mobile devices says that it is some kind of remote management tool and that it has been disabled so I can administer the device. Seems so, since I can reach the OS main screen without any restrictions, play with settings, and so on. I cannot turn on the WiFi, however.
Unfortunately reliable infos for such an old thing are hard to find, and so I am stuck and need some initial help to get on how to drag together a development platform and how I do connect the device to my computer for development and debugging.
What I have installed so far (info from the readme of EMDK 2.8 - i picked this version because on Stack Overflow (?) I found a comment that this was the last version with support for the MC55 series) is:
Windows 10 Pro x64, Visual Studio 2008 Pro, EMDK-C-020801, emdk-m-020802, Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Developer Tool Kit (USA), Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK Refresh. I am not happy about the Windows 10 platform, it was forced upon me by corporate standard, for this project I could downgrade to Windows 7 or Windows XP, if I need to.
On the hardware side I connected the MC55 via USB 2.0. A new device "Microsoft Windows Mobile Remote Adapter" does appear. Nothing else seems to happen. I found infos that some "Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center" should be installed and take over, but unfortunately this software doesn't seem to be available for Windows 10. How do I need to proceed from here? In Visual Studio no suitable device seems to get active, I tried to connect to several devices, Windows Mobile 6, Windows CE, but I keep getting an error "The remote procedure call has failed". Do I need to setup a network connection first, is USB not good enough?
I did also try to connect the MC55 to my WLAN. If I tap "Wireless-Manager - Wi-Fi", which is currently "off", I get kind of a spinning Windows logo, and, after a couple of seconds, the logo goes away, but Wi-Fi obviously is not turned on, on screen it does still say "off". Somehow I expected a list of WiFi networks and some way to connect to one, but this doesn't occur.
So far, so not so good, I am afraid I need help from experienced MC55 gurus.
Would anyone please help me to get the MC55 connected and ready for a quick "Hello World" from Visual Studio? I guess once I got that far, I find my ways.
Many thanks for helo,