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  • 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: 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: 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 Standard 2011 CTP now available!

      for those of you who haven’t heard, we’re working on our new release of Windows Embedded Standard – this one will be based on the binaries of Windows 7! (which is due out in Desktop form very soon! ) the Embedded release will be the “componentized” version of Windows 7. we’re not quite ready for...
  • 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: 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: 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: PDC Day 2 – Lots of stuff to see!

      Checking in from PDC here in Los Angeles – it’s actually day 3 as I write this, but I wanted to give you all some info from Day 2.   Keynote – as usual, Ray Ozzie did a great job of talking vision for Microsoft in the future. He talked about how we have seen the vision for the ‘cloud’ and...
  • Blog Post: It’s Official… “7” it is!

    if anyone saw the formal announcement yesterday from Mike Nash regarding the name for the next version of Windows, we’ve officially decided on “Windows 7” – check here to see reasoning… I’m glad it’s been decided. we’ll be showing off quite a bit at the upcoming PDC in Los Angeles…   I’d love to...
  • Blog Post: Canalys 2008 Forum

    Windows Embedded is a platinum Sponsor for the Canalys Navigation Forum Happening this week in Budapest, Hungary. This is the event where all of the players in the PND space get together and decide which direction to go. Kind of like a trade show! in case you were not aware, Microsoft has recently released...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Goes RTM!

    Yesterday, we announced that the next version of SQL Server - SQL Server 2008 has Released to Manufacturing. this means that it will very soon be generally available - what does this mean to you in the embedded world, you ask? we also license "embedded" versions of SQL Server, also known as...
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