Today is “Embedded Day” at the Driver Devcon – The event is being held at the Seattle Sheraton – after dropping off the car this morning I walked into the lobby to see not only the “Welcome to the Microsoft Driver Devcon” poster, but also a poster pointing to a Palm developers conference! – interesting that both are running at the same time and in the same hotel!

So, back to today’s sessions, here’s what we’re presenting today.

  • Windows CE 5.0 – Overview of Windows CE O/S, Tools, and Application Development. (Mike Hall)
  • Windows XP Embedded – A look at Windows XP Embedded SP2, security updates, tools, etc… (Mike Hall)
  • Windows CE 5.0 Driver Model (Jay Loney)
  • Windows CE 5.0 Test Kit (James Zwygart and Mike Hall)
  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) – (Tim Belvin)

Let me know if you would be interested in a copy of the slides from the event.

The event is very focused on Desktop Driver Development, it would be interesting to see how many attendees turn up to the embedded sessions.

That, in itself raises an interesting question… Why should you care about embedded operating systems? – surely Windows XP Pro or Linux, or other ‘desktop/server’ operating systems contain all the technologies you might need for an embedded system ? – Since I’m presenting in a few minutes I will expand on this in a seperate post (perhaps over lunch).

– Mike