Embedded World was pretty interesting, the last time I attended the event was about four years ago. I spent time on the Microsoft booth talking with people about tools and technology which was excellent, and also managed to grab some time to walk around the show floor - it was good to see so much hardware running on Windows Embedded operating systems!

During the course of the event there were a number of 'common' questions - here's the list:

Q: Are there any JVMs for Windows CE that support running local Java applications and Java content in the Windows CE browser.

A: Yes, there are a number of examples, here's one from bSquare - http://www.bsquare.com/products/jemce/

Q: Do you have a list of supported BSPs for Windows CE 5.0

A: Yes, here's a link to useful web sites -

Supported Drivers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/drivers/supdrivers

Supported Processors: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/supproc

Supported BSPs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/usewinemb/ce/bsp/supbsps

Q: What are the graphics options for Windows CE ?

A: There are a number of options:

GDI (Win32 for typical application development)

DirectX (D3D etc...) - great for games

OpenGL ES (3rd Party solution) - a port of OpenGL to Windows CE

- Mike