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  • Blog Post: Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement.  This difficult task is made easier by the vast...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks for Compact 7 Webcast!

    Howdy Campers – been a while – I’ve been on the road and visiting with customers over the last several months! its been nice to be in the community and talk with customers and partners. As you all know we’re in full swing with Windows Embedded Compact 7! Lots of new designs are already underway. We have...
  • Blog Post: Certification for Windows Embedded Compact 7!

        Hey Campers – it’s been a while – I thought I’d let you all know that we now have a Certification program for Windows Embedded Compact 7! Olivier Bloch posts today in his blog that it’s all ready to go! Check it out here !   Thanks, Olivier! -JC
  • Blog Post: The Next Generation of Windows CE

    Today at Computex, Steven Guggenheimer, our CVP here in Microsoft OEM, announced the availability of the Public Technology Preview for Windows Embedded Compact 7, the next generation of operating system from Windows Embedded! This version boasts lots of new features to help create very rich, connected...
  • Blog Post: Other stuff around the world

      Olivier posts up about his attendance at Tech Days France next month. Looks like for the first time, there will be a track about Application development using Visual Studio tools, and Windows Embedded Platforms! very exciting. Tech Days is a Student and hobbyist event, so we’re bringing up the...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows Embedded Webinars!

    I get asked all the time “John, what are you guys doing over there at Microsoft that’s new for Embedded?” The Short answer to that question is “Tons!”   The longer answer is that we a have a series of webinars coming up that will introduce you to some of the things we’ve been working on in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Solutions for Manufacturing Webinar!

      We sometimes get asked what we do in the embedded world for Manufacturing and Industrial Automation – well here’s your chance to hear about Windows Embedded for Manufacturing! Chris Muench and I will be hosting a webinar on September 17th specifically to talk about IA and MFG! We’ll talk about...
  • Blog Post: It’s a Windows Embedded Coke Machine! (Repost)

      I had to repost this, because someone played with the privacy settings for the video!     Our Friends at Bsquare just posted a link to a press release on the Coke Freestyle machine! very cool device that’s powered by Windows CE. Bsquare, a Windows Embedded Gold Partner, consulted with...
  • Blog Post: it’s a Windows Embedded Coke Machine!

      Our Friends at Bsquare just posted a link to a press release on the Coke Freestyle machine! very cool device that’s powered by Windows CE. Bsquare, a Windows Embedded Gold Partner, consulted with Coca-Cola for the last 2 years on this device, and now it’s in testing here in the USA. this little...
  • Blog Post: Black Belt Bootcamp – Day 2

      Today at our inaugural Black Belt Bootcamp we spent the day talking about Windows Embedded CE, and all the great things that we have to offer for Real-Time, battery powered devices, etc. we talked about some of the things to come (insert NDA, so I can’t say more) then we rounded out the day talking...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming CE Training! (Free Hardware too)

      Often, I get asked for when and where’s on CE official training. so here’s one. if you have partners that you know of that’s offering a Training, let me know, and I’ll post for everyone. Here’s one: Our friends at Adeneo Embedded will be offering CE training coming up in June! This is a good prep...
  • Blog Post: Cool new Windows 7 Feature – XP Mode!

      For those of you who haven’t downloaded the Windows 7 Release Candidate yet, here’s yet another reason to. XP mode. Let’s say you have an application that you know has issues with Windows Vista or Windows 7, such as say… the CE 5.0 Tools, running in conjunction with the CE 6 tools? Mind you, the...
  • Blog Post: Great Embedded Video: From Sensors to Servers!

      Mike just posted a great video, by Olivier Bloch , talking about Windows Embedded: From Sensors to Servers. Olivier shows off a CE device, that is the hard real-time control for a robot arm, as well as a WES device that’s the HMI for the system. the two communicate over a network, using DPWS discovery...
  • Blog Post: More from Tech ED

    we met with the folks from Kopin today, who announced the “Golden-I” device here at Tech ED. It’s a great example of a next generation wearable computer device based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0! this device boasts full Voice Recognition, and the ability to playback video and Audio. Here are Olivier and...
  • Blog Post: It’s Tech Ed time again

    Howdy all! I’m back online again, after some time prepping for upcoming events. One of which is Microsoft TechEd, May 11-15, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA! This is a great event to meet Microsoft folks, as well as industry experts, participate in a ton of learning sessions, and spend time with the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: ESC Keynote and industry address

    I’m sitting live here at ESC Silicon Valley, where we just heard from Admiral T.K. Mattingly (USN, Ret.), who was an astronaut on the Apollo 13 mission. he gave a great talk about his life and gave us a lot of insight into what happened up there that you didn’t get from the movie! Also speaking now ...
  • Blog Post: Who Knows where to find Windows CE 6 training ?

      I get asked a lot - “Hey John, where do I go to get CE training?” . there are obviously a ton of places to get training, but I wanted to mention our friends at Adeneo Embedded . they are one of our Gold certified partners for Windows Embedded. They offer training and services around Windows CE...
  • Blog Post: CE is alive and well!

    Mike Hall posted in his blog yesterday an article from the NY Times, “Can Microsoft make Windows for a small world?” . While the article is mostly about Windows 7, the notable here for us in Embedded land is that they say we hardly even mention CE anymore… I’m not going to recap the whole post, so go...
  • Blog Post: Boot Camp!

      Hey all, Sorry I’ve been scarce lately – it’s been a hectic month! lots of things going on around here, so I must apologize for not keeping you all up to date!   Today Starts the 1st of 4 boot camps we put on for our distributors. it’s a technical training session that lasts 3 days. we cover...
  • Blog Post: Tough Choice - PDC or ESC Boston?

    So in case you missed it - Mike Hall has posted some fun about the upcoming PDC 2008 in Los Angeles... along with a video on engadget. Pretty funny, IMHO. He will not be at PDC, but I will, along with Dion Hutchings, the TPM for Windows Embedded Compact, and Cuong Pham, the TPM for Windows Embedded Standard...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded CE MCP Exam - more help!

      So a lot of you read about the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam for Windows Embedded CE a while back. Initially, we offered a voucher for 50% off - that expired August 31st... Well I'm happy to say we're putting it back on! simply email mswepp@microsoft.com , and they will send you a code...
  • Blog Post: Your Cool CE Project = Microsoft giving you the tools to build it!

      Hey friends - You may have seen Mike or Olivier's post about the next innovation from the Spark your imagination program. This latest program is setup so you can submit cool ideas to Microsoft - then a panel of judges will pick the coolest idea and fund up to $1000 worth of hardware/peripherals...
  • Blog Post: Live Search CE 6.0

      Mike Hall posted a pretty good link the other day, so I thought I'd pass along - This is the Live Search Link to search the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 documentation. http://search.live.com/macros/windows_embedded/ce6/?FORM=OIJG     Enjoy! JC
  • Blog Post: Another CE Book! (Go Community!)

    so I just received an email that Sam Phung is in the process of publishing a book on Windows Embedded CE too! this is great for the community, and I'm glad to see Sam's name on the author line. Sam is a recognized expert in the embedded world, and this will be a great title. It looks as though the book...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Embedded CE Book!

    Hi Friends! Been offline for about a week... I'm back now.   some of you may have seen Mike Hall's Post about a new Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals Book. Looks to be a good read! you should check it out if you're new to CE or new to the embedded development process!   TTYL, JC
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