Back in late 2004\early 2005 the Windows Embedded Standard team created an alias, wecrt at microsoft.com, as part of our efforts to connect more closely with our customers. This alias provided an avenue for customers to send us feedback or ideas for new features. For the last 6 years it has served us well and we received an average of around a 100 posts a year. Over this time we also worked to establish other ways of establishing and maintaining our relationships with our customers through forums, conferences, customer visits, Technology Adoption Programs etc. and the need for this feedback alias has receded.
We will be retiring this alias next week, on 22 April 2012. We thank all those customers who sent us great comments, idea and suggestions. We hope to see many more from the Customer Technology Preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8- try it out now!