Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

November, 2004

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    MSDN "Get Embedded" - Updating XPE Devices in the Field with Device Update Agent.

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    This months MSDN "Get Embedded" article is now live, this months article is written by Aaron Stebner - This month Aaron focuses on updating devices in the field using Enhanced Write Filter and Device Update Agent - go take a look (and don't forget to...
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    Microsoft #1 Embedded Software Vendor.

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    Venture Development Corp. (VDC) has released its findings regarding the leading embedded software vendors for 2003. In ranked order, the top five vendors of embedded operating systems, bundled products, and related services for 2003 were: Microsoft (#1...
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    MSN Search - Technology Preview.

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    I've been using Google as my search engine for quite some time now <doesn't everyone use Google?> - MSN are updating their search engine, there's a technology preview available here . So being a corporate citizen I've decided to try it out for a...
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    Halo 2 - Online game stats, and more.

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    Check out Scott's blog - you think playing Halo 2 XBOX Live is cool, right ? - great graphics, "interesting" conversation, clans, teams, stats - but it goes way, way further than that... <snip> What's REALLY interesting is the ASP.NET application...
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    Why will Microsoft win the Telematics race ?

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    From WindowsForDevices.com - According to a recent research bulletin from Forrester Research, automotive telematics has failed to live up to expectations as a result of "underfeatured, overpriced, and out-of-date technologies." But, according to Forrester...
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    Windows CE - Drivers ?

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    Windows XP Embedded ships with around 10,000 components, approx 8,000 of these components are device drivers - Windows CE 5.0 ships with drivers for a core set of hardware reference boards - we often hear that developers need more drivers for Windows...
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    Halo2 Midnight Madness

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    Last night saw the launch of Halo 2 (as if you didn't know) - several stores across the US were open at midnight to give eager gamers the chance to get their copy of the game and start playing... EBGames called their opening "Midnight Madness", and I...
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    Halo 2 - See what you are missing...

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    For those of you that don't have an XBOX or aren't planning on standing in line to get a copy of Halo 2 at Midnight tonight take a look at the Halo 2 Hi-Def WMV trailer to see what you are missing. - Mike
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    four wheeled Segway, the "Centaur"

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    Concept Centaur. This is pretty cool - those "Segway" people have a concept four wheel vehicle called the "Centaur", the balancing technologies are the same as the Segway, which means you can do some awesome wheelies, and turn in some fairly tight spaces...
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    Halo 2 - Tonight's the night !!!

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    From EBGames web site - note, bottom left corner - IN STORES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT - nuff said... and if you need some Halo action figures, check out the EBGames Halo action figures page . - Mike
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    Star Wars Revenge of the Sith - Video Game

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    LucasArts have announced the Episode III Revenge of the Sith video game , looks like this is going to be available on PS2 and XBOX - there's a game trailer on the site if you're interested. The game is going to be available on 05.05.05 - an interesting...
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    Revenge of the Sith Trailer!

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    The new trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is out! It rocks! Download it from here . Also, if you've not been to see The Incredibles yet I would totally recommend going to see it - the movie has the right mix of child and adult humor...
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    The right tool for the job ?

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    From the " risk digest - is Windows up to running our world " - the author of the article shows images of a display board at an Atlanta airport with a "Message Box" covering some of the underlying data - the images are here - in this case the display...
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    First sign of Christmas...

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    Halloween has been and gone, Guy Fawkes has also gone, what's next ? - Today I spotted the first sign of Christmas, the Starbucks 'festive' coffee cups are back... - Mike
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    The lessons of Software Monoculture and Windows Embedded Security

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    Spotted " The lessons of Software Monoculture " being discussed on the MSTools blog - an article on the SDTimes site that discusses software bugs and hackers from a slightly different perspective - Most discussions around Microsoft software tend to focus...
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    EETimes - Extending Battery Life through Power Management.

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    A few weeks back I was asked to write a short article for EETimes which discussed extending battery life through power management - the article is now live on the EETimes Web Site - go take a look. - Mike
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    It's Guy Fawkes night! [November 5th]

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    In 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the UK Houses of Parliament - Guy, who was in the cellar of the Parliament with the 36 barrels of [wet] gunpowder and a large box of matches was caught " red handed " in the early hours...
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    Halo 2: So, what is Master Chief doing today ?

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    Take a look at the image below - who's trying to snatch the "Collectors Edition" Halo2 box ? - Mike
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    Jeana has moved on - sad, sad day...

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    Many of the readers of this blog (ok, both of you ) have probably met Jeana Jorgensen (Windows CE Product Manager) at some time over the last couple of years, in meetings, presentations, at conferences, online chats etc... - unfortunately Jeana has now...
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    Mini-ITX Windows XP "PC"

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    Now this is pretty cool... building a mini-itx PC that fits inside a Windows XP product box ... The mini-itx site has a number of interesting PC designs... go check it out. But wait! - there's more... Imagine what you could do with the Nanode (see below...
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    Neowin - Linux O/S has worst track record for online security.

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    Just seen this posting on the neowin site - it talks about Mac OS X being the worlds safest and most secure online computing environment - with Linux offering the worst track record (Windows comes in second - although scanning the I don't see whether...
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    Windows CE 5.0/4.2 DRM

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    Are you interested in building embedded systems that support digital rights management (DRM) for audio and video content ? - The following article (and associated technologies) may be of interest to you. - Mike
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    Lego.NET

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    Interesting project looking at porting .NET applications to the Lego Mindstorm - two approaches are being taken, the first is to develop an MSIL interpreter (code-named Micro.NET) which interprets MSIL on the Mindstorm processor, the second approach is...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Chat Transcript (from November 3rd Chat)

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    The transcript from the November 3rd Windows CE 5.0 online chat is now posted to the MSDN web site. keep up to date with the Embedded Chat schedule here . - Mike
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    Windows Embedded Marketing - Twins ?

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    At this evenings WE-DIG meeting two members of the Windows Embedded Marketing team attended, Nick White and Eric Engineer [note from the editor, I'm pretty sure Eric's last name used to be "Eric Marketing", but he changed his name when joining the marketing...
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