Stay Unlock goes 2.0 after two years


Since I developed Stay Unlock two years ago, it had received numerous feedback. I had also started the habit or was it a hobby, of developing small software utilities to do stuff that default Windows Mobile does not provide, e.g. Bluetooth Notification hack, and most recently LED notification. From applying my knowledge of Windows Programming acquired 10 years ago in Windows Mobile development, I have also finally decided to take the opportunity to explore C# and .NET programming. For sure, these development toolkits make development life of a Windows Programmer much easier, as compared to say 10 years ago. You always learn something new but it is also important that you know the fundamentals!Anyway, inspired by the comments from Stay Unlock users, I have decided to pull forward the upgrade effort which I had originally planned for during my year  end vacation (now it looks like I can take a good break in December!). It took me a day, and I’m hoping that it will be useful for existing users of Stay Unlock, although I know during the last one year, many variant of Stay Unlock had surfaced. Anyway, here’s what you can expect from the new version of Stay Unlock

  1. Supports both Smartphone and Pocket PC Phone platform (WM5.0, WM6.0, WM6.1)
  2. Stay Unlock will always run in silent mode, and will never prompt. A log file is created instead.
  3. Stay Unlock now has a separate configuration tool, to support the following options
    1. Turn on/off Stay Unlock, i.e. override security policy enforced by your Exchange IT admin
    2. Always Stay Unlock
    3. Overriding Timeout setting
    4. Once you save your setting, the tool will prompt you if you want your running instance of Stay Unlock to reload this setting
  4. Stay Unlock will also allow override of time out value enforced by Exchange Server. This will address situation whereby users wants the device lock function but prefer a longer time out threshold value than what’s defined by their IT admin
  5. Stay Unlock will also default the timeout to 24 hours, when you set “Always Stay Unlock. There are technical and security reasons behind this implementation, instead of completely disabling device lock function. However, you can still turn off device lock by going to Settings > Personal > Lock, and turn off the checkbox “Prompt if unused for”. Stay Unlock is not responsible for your action to unsecure your device!

Stay Unlock Download Links

Click Here for WM5 PocketPC Phone, WM6 and WM6.1 Professional platform

Click Here for WM5 Smartphone, WM6 and WM6.1 Standard platform

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