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  • Blog Post: Announcement: Foxit PDF Reader Application Template Available for Windows Embedded Standard 7

    Since we launched the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Compatible Applications website a couple of months ago, we have received very positive feedback from the community and customers. Thank you for the support! Meanwhile, we have been diligently evaluating customer requests, embedded technology trends, and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Package Mapper and 17 New Standard 7 Templates

    Now that Window Embedded Standard 7 has been shipped, it’s time to start showing off and releasing some of the cool stuff that we have been doing around application templates. We’re providing templates to make development of Standard 7 images quicker and easier. These templates provide the...
  • Blog Post: How to create a collection for Windows Embedded devices

    [Today’s post is provided by guest blogger, Levi Stevens ] In a default installation of Configuration Manager 2007, you cannot use a query to return devices running Windows Embedded operating systems prior to Windows Embedded Standard 2009. You can, however, extend the hardware inventory in Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Device Management – Create Your Own Solution

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Windows® Image to Virtual Hard Disk Converter (WIM2VHD)

    I ran across this great utility recently announced by Mike Kolitz that will convert your WIM file into a VHD. How cool is that? You can get WIM2VHD here along with the usage docs for it, here is Mike’s blog article announcing it as well. Video: Introduction to WIM2VHD - Andy
  • Blog Post: Advanced System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Software Deployment Scenarios

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Improving Application Quality through AppVerifier

    One of the really important tools to use to ensure that your applications have a high quality is AppVerifier. This blog is aimed at enhancing your interest in AppVerifier so that you spend time investigating it, learning about it, talking about it, sounding cool in front of your friends and finally,...
  • Blog Post: Embedded OS Deployment with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Creating SCCM software update packages

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Integration of Windows Embedded Standard systems into a System Center Configuration Manager infrastructure

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Creating a System Center – ready Windows Embedded Standard image

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Change Management for Windows Embedded Standard Devices using System Center Configuration Manager

    **Updated 3/26/09 with preface [The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Supports System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1!

    As part of Windows Embedded Standard 2009, we have added inbox support for System Center Operations Manager 2007 SP1 . System Center Operation Manager is an Enterprise Software Solution that can do end to end monitoring in the enterprise IT environment. System Center Operations Manager provides an...
  • Blog Post: Deploying a XPe Image directly into a VHD

    Virtual PC provides an amazing way to test XPe runtimes. We use it quite often to debug , test and demonstrate. However, deploying a runtime into a VHD is not that straight forward; you need either an Operating System in another partition of the VM or to boot to WinPE and copy it over the network. Wouldn...
  • Blog Post: Including SMS Client in your Image

    In order to utilize SMS to service your Embedded device in a corporate or enterprise environment you would need to make sure the SMS client was installed on the device. This means that the image builder who uses the Embedded toolkit to build the XPe image needs to add the "SMS Advanced Client Prerequisites...
  • Blog Post: Why is my MSI overwriting XPe system files?

    Here's another question/answer from the newsgroup that has cropped up from time to time, I think we've also discussed this in the last 2 mobile embedded developer conferences as part of the 'Componentization Best Practices and How Tos' Issue : "We are installing a 3rd party app which has "a core redistributable...
  • Blog Post: Help Componentizing NVIDIA Drivers

    Sean Liming (one of MVPs), as part of his day to day consulting work on XP Embedded, has been getting a bunch of questions about componentizing NVIDIA drivers. He developed an XPe "installer" component that will install the latest NVIDIA drivers during FBA- see here for his solution. As drivers (particularly...
  • Blog Post: It’s not as easy as it looks, fellas.

    Occasionally on a forum, or during a chat, I see a question like “how do I get <something sounding like a real-time requirement> to work?” Having seen purveyors of “real-time” operating systems explain everything a developer needs to know about their tasking model in only a few simple bullet points...
  • Blog Post: McAfee announces support for XP Embedded.

    On Aug 13 th 2007 McAfee announced McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise 8.5i will be supporting Windows XP Embedded. Read their detailed press release here . Antivirus applications play an important role in protecting your XP embedded devices based on XP and are recommended. So welcome McAfee! To know more...
  • Blog Post: Driver Quality – Part 1

    A question arose a few weeks back about how can third parties ensure that the drivers included in their XPe runtime installation are of the highest quality. Considering that more than likely the people who are building a device are not the device driver developers or testers it’s an interesting topic...
  • Blog Post: Deploying RDP 6.0 Desktop Distribution Package in Windows XP Embedded Runtime

    Introduction With the recent release of RDP 6.0 for Windows Vista and Windows XP Pro, embedded customers have been requesting to have RDP 6.0 support for Windows XP Embedded (or XPe) platform. The Windows XP Embedded team has been doing the componentization work for RDP 6.0 for XPe platform. However...
  • Blog Post: HORM and Dismounting other volumes

    At the devcon this week, during Lynda's session on "Take a deep dive into Device Update Agent", a question came up which migrated to a discussion on servicing HORM and the need to dismount other volumes on the system when the hiberfile is created. Here is a really good white paper with sample code...
  • Blog Post: Game Systems on Compact Flash

    Came across an interesting web page the other day where this guy is using compact flash to replace disk drives in video gaming consoles. His primary motivation is that commercial video gaming consoles find themselves in some of the least hospitable retail environments. With an inexpensive CF to IDE adaptor...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate User Input Device?

    The Optimus mini 3-key auxiliary keyboard has to be the ultimate user input device . Well, maybe “ultimate” is a bit of a stretch, but its close <grin>. (click thumbnail) This keyboard is likely to be handy in applications where a standard input device just won’t do. Using OLED technology, it...
  • Blog Post: Ascender Announces Closed Captioning TV Fonts

    Found the story below in today's Microsoft Windows Embedded InfoBlast newsletter. If you'd like to subscribe to the monthly InfoBlast newsletter, click here to sign up. Ascender Corporation announced the release of its first set of digital TV fonts for closed captioning - here's the press release...
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