This year, we're introducing a new track for embedded development technologies at TechEd EMEA. As owner of this track, I want to share some details about the track content, along with the thinking behind it.
Windows Embedded Track Overview
Finding the right balance between introductory and more advanced content can be a challenge. Given that it's a new track, and with no feedback from prior years to guide us, we're optimizing much of the content to attract new developers to embedded technologies. You'll find no other track at the conference with as many Level 200 sessions. We believe there's a huge opportunity for developers in this space, especially as solutions begin to span devices, the PC, and the Web. This is a great chance to get started!
We also want to provide opportunities for developers with expertise in embedded technologies to connect with product team members and well-known industry experts. We are providing a good number of Level 300 sessions (and even a Level 400 session), as well.
Windows Embedded Track Product/Technology Coverage
The Windows Embedded track provides coverage of products within the Windows Embedded family, with plenty of sessions on Windows Embedded Standard, Windows Embedded CE, Windows Embedded NavReady, and Windows Embedded for Point of Services. It also covers other embedded development technologies, like the .NET Micro Framework, Microsoft implementations of the Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS) industry spec, along with some tangential coverage of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (you'll find a couple more sessions related to MS Robotics Developer Studio in other tracks).
Windows Embedded Track Sessions
Below are the sessions we're providing in the Windows Embedded track. I'll be kicking off the track, aiming to set some context around the opportunities we see in this space (shameless plug for my session :-)
(Note: Please be sure to confirm scheduling on the TechEd EMEA 2008 Developer site, in case there are any last-minute changes).
Day 1 - Monday, November 10
Day 2 - Tuesday, November 11
Day 3 - Wednesday, November 12
Day 4 - Thursday, November 13
Day 5 - Friday, November 14