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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: MIX 2011–Anyone there?

      Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the MIX conference this year in LasVegas – Anyone else there? let me know how it’s going!
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas from Elbacom! (new WES7 toy)

      For those who haven’t seen Mike’s post , take a look here for a Christmas present from Elbacom, in the form of a Keyboard Filter Driver! This Driver allows you to filter virtually ANY keyboard combination (such as CTRL+ALT+DEL) so that the system ignores these commands! Great idea for things like...
  • Blog Post: Got Signage?

      I’ve been working in and out of the digital signage business for quite a while, with lots of different customers… One of the best innovations I’ve seen for signage in some time is Windows Embedded Standard 7. take all the power of Windows 7 from a CPU, graphics and hardware support perspective...
  • Blog Post: Helping Developers find the right pieces

      I get asked from time to time about where folks can go to find apps for their WES7 based designs. Let’s say you want to include Antivirus, or Adobe Reader in your image – but aren’t sure that they’re set up to work correctly! well, posted here on the Microsoft News Center, is an article talking...
  • Blog Post: Updates, Updates, how to do updates?!?

        I get asked all the time - “John, it’s really painful to have to go to your sites and download a bunch of individual patches, in order to keep my toolkit installation up to date”. Well, Microsoft has listened, and today, we launched Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) for Windows Embedded...
  • Blog Post: How to Win Friends and Influence Microsoft!

      OK, so you may not win any friends, but you’ll certainly influence Microsoft. Here’s the deal: You now have a chance to tell us what’s really important to you – The Embedded Product Team is rolling out a survey to find out what you want to see on our website and in our documentation. the Survey...
  • Blog Post: WES7 Image Servicing tool!

    Hey Campers! I've been offline for a bit, while I play with some new tools, but now I’m back! Wolfgang Unger over at Elbacom has come up with a great new tool for WES7 – as you may or may not know the DISM (Deployment, Servicing, Image Management) tool in WES 7 is very powerful, but it’s mostly Command...
  • Blog Post: Lots of Devices!

    I get asked all the time, “Hey John, what kinds of devices do you guys do over in Windows Embedded land?” Here’s a cool new site we’ve put up, to let folks see all the different examples of devices out there. Very slick design by our teams… even Sliverlight enabled! Thanks to Trika for pointing me to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded – What’s been going on?

      Hey Campers – it’s been a bit since I’ve posted up here. Sorry about that… it’s been a bit busy around here - In case you’ve not heard, Windows Embedded will be at a couple events in the coming days CES – Windows Embedded will be at CES in Las Vegas, NV Jan 7-10th. Come meet the Windows Embedded...
  • 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: Host a Windows 7 “House Party”!

      In case you didn’t see it – today we launched a “contest” of sorts where you can host a party to share your Windows 7 Experiences, or even do some learning of Windows 7 on your own. This is a Worldwide event, and everyone can play! The party is supposed to be hosted between October 22-29 (Wonder...
  • Blog Post: New Blog in the community!

      in case you’re looking for yet another blog to read , here’s one that might be of interest for developers. Joe Broxson, who’s a Sr. Dev for Adeneo Embedded here in the US. He’s giving some links for training on various Microsoft Embedded Operating systems, including XPE, POSReady, and CE! check...
  • 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: More from Black Belt Bootcamp – Day 1

      We wrapped up day with with a visit from the Embedded Windows product unit - (this is the team that’s responsible for XPe and Windows Embedded Standard. ) We had some great discussions on the future of Windows Embedded, and what Microsoft’s plans and thoughts are about the industry… it was a great...
  • 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: Tech ED 2009 is here!

    Well, campers, Tech Ed is underway… with our embedded precon yesterday, and all the sessions this week, to the booth in Technical Learning Center… there’s plenty of things to do. Here’s Dion, and the guys from Beckhoff, the makers of our new real-time “Schtick” demo… we were at the “yardhouse” … wonder...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 hits RC today!

    Earlier today, you may or may not have heard that we’ve published the Release Candidate for Windows 7 to IT pros, and for download. Here’s the main page for download. a few pointers: 1. Don’t put this on your primary home/office PC. While it’s great, and I’m running it on my primary PC, it is NOT production...
  • Blog Post: It’s 7 Time! (Well, OK… It’s 7 BETA time!)

      So for those of you who live under a rock and missed all the hubbub, we announced the launch of the Windows 7 beta last Friday (Jan 9th) at the CES Show in Las Vegas! Very cool demos were given during the keynote, and you even got to see an “Actual 12 year old girl” kick Robbie Bach’s butt at...
  • Blog Post: New notebook!

      It’s like Christmas… oh wait it is Christmas! I recently came up for a replacement notebook – as most of us in engineering land do every couple years. so the process is Order, get it approved, wait for it to arrive, and then go to town putting all the toys on it. it’s great… just got live wave...
  • Blog Post: Are you Ready? Gears of War 2!

      one of the perks of being a Microsoft guy is that sometimes you get stuff slightly early. in this case we were able to get a copy of Gears of War 2 this evening. it goes on sale at 12:01 AM Friday, November 7th. droves of folks converged on the company store to get their copy. Here’s some of the...
  • Blog Post: Just Launched – Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2!

      I was pinged by the MAP toolkit team today and asked to pass along, so… For those of you who are IT guys, or developing Devices that will go into an IT deployment – this might help you – essentially the toolkit makes it easier for you to identify what servers, workstations, and network devices...
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