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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: Next Compact 7 Tips and Tricks Webcast–November 29th!

    Hey Everyone, as I mentioned in the last post, Doug Boling is hosting a series of monthly “tips and tricks” webcasts! The next webcast is right around the corner on November 29th! You can register here . -JC Doug will focus on Creating and using Silverlight for Embedded Applications. You’ll hear points...
  • 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: 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: New Windows Embedded Standard 7 Book Available!

    Howdy, Campers! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the airwaves… sorry about that – things get a little hectic over here in Microsoft Land! I wanted to let everyone know that Sean Liming , one of our Embedded MVP’s has published his latest book - “Professional’s Guide to Windows Embedded Standard 7...
  • Blog Post: AOpen Forum 2010!–it’s all about signage

    I’m here in San Francisco, CA attending the AOpen Partner Forum 2010 – Pretty good Turnout We’re here talking about Digital Signage and Retail Trends in general. There’s about 100 people here from all over the world who are thought innovators in the area of Digital Signage. so far, we’ve heard from Intel...
  • 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: 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: Ever wonder how…

    I get asked all the time, about how to brand an embedded device so it doesn’t look like a PC. With Windows Embedded, we plan for custom branding experience right from the start. we’ve included Embedded-specific packages with Windows Embedded Standard 7 like unbranded Startup Screens package, Custom Logon...
  • 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: Retail, why yes, we do retail!

      in case you weren’t already aware, Windows Embedded works all over the place in the Retail market. from Kiosks, to POS devices, to Digital Signage, we’re all over it. we even work in the Inventory Management space – things like handheld data terminals, and barcode scanners. We’ve got a series...
  • 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: Windows Embedded Americas Partner Summit!

      Today is the first day of the Windows Embedded Americas Partner summit! a large collection of Windows Embedded Partners are here in San Francisco, CA to learn about upcoming programs, share ideas, and learn more about what Microsoft is doing to promote Windows Embedded. It’s great to see our partners...
  • 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!

      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: 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: 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: Black Belt Bootcamp – Day 1

      This week, we have our Black Belt Distributor Engineers in town for some deep-dive training, as well as some sessions with some of the Product management team. Today, we had lunch with Kevin Dallas, GM of the Windows Embedded Business Unit – Here’s Kevin now, sharing his vision for the Future...
  • 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...
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