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  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Optimizing your Image size in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Here’s another interesting webcast for you to add to your calendar: Tuesday April 17th @ 9am Pacific time, the topic is “Optimizing your Image size in Windows Embedded Compact 7” Here’s a link to the registration page and here’s the session synopsis: It’s too big!  It’s ironic that developers complain...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Porting a Windows Embedded CE 6 BSP to Compact 7

    Date: December 13, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) Registration: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501309&Culture=en-US Windows Embedded Compact has a myriad of new features – from multiprocessor support to more RAM to an enhanced Silverlight for Windows Embedded. ...
  • Blog Post: Book: Pro Windows Embedded Compact 7 Producing Device Drivers

    Check out the latest book on Windows Embedded Compact 7 development – The book is authored by Avi Kcholi and covers device driver development – the book is available through APress ( link to APress site ) Here’s the book description. Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the natural choice for developing sophisticated...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Creating and Using Silverlight for Embedded Applications

    Doug Boling will be presenting a session covering how to develop applications using Silverlight for Windows Embedded – the session starts at 9am (Pacific) today. Here’s a link to the webcast page . (Updated with the correct link). - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Windows CE) – Labs, Webcasts, Training

    Olivier Bloch has just posted about Virtual Labs, Training, Webcasts updates for Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Windows CE) – You can find out more about the labs/webcasts/training by visiting Olivier’s blog . - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Roadmap

    Yesterday, the Windows Embedded team published details of the product roadmap that includes updates to the Desktop/Embedded and Compact (Windows CE) products – the Microsoft News Center Article is here . Kevin Dallas (photo) says there are two primary pillars for developers and organizations to innovate...
  • Blog Post: Compact 7 Webcast: Improving Boot Times (recording)

    If you were not able to attend this mornings Compact 7 webcast “Improving Boot Times”, presented by Doug Boling you can now watch the recording – here’s a link . - Mike
  • Blog Post: CEContentWiz utility available on Codeplex

    David Jones (of Embedded101 fame – more information on the founding members of Embedded101 can be found here ) has uploaded a new utility to CodePlex, the utility is called CEContentWiz, this is similar to the CEFileWiz utility that I released some time back with some additional bells and whistles –...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows Embedded – Team Blog

    The Silverlight for Windows Embedded (SWE) team now have an MSDN blog up and running, first post is live (welcome to the blog) – here’s a link to the blog . - Mike
  • Blog Post: Combining .NET Compact Framework and Silverlight for Windows Embedded

    I’ve seen a couple of requests from people (obviously) that are asking for the CE6R3 or CE7 Tech Preview to support Silverlight for Windows Embedded with .NET Compact Framework API rather than Win32. Interestingly, Andy Wigley, a Device Application Development MVP (and author of some useful Compact Framework...
  • Blog Post: Asus Eee Pad EP101TC Demo Video

    Here’s a video from WMPowerUser showing the Asus Eee Pad EP101TC 10” tablet running Windows Embedded Compact 7 . Here’s the specs (thanks to WMPowerUser). OS Windows Embedded Compact 7 Processor Nvidia Tegra 2 RAM 512 MB Storage 16, 32, 64 GB SSD Screen 10 inch capacitive Camera 0,3 megapixel Audio Hi...
  • Blog Post: DevHealth60: CE 6.0 PowerToy for memory usage investigation

    The Windows CE JDP team have just released a PowerToy for CE 6.0 called DevHealth60 – here’s a snip from the DevHealth60 whitepaper – This is a tool that can be used to monitor device memory usage or as the starting point for memory leak and other memory issues investigation. DevHealth60 is a standalone...
  • Blog Post: PipeTerm source code released to MSDN Code Gallery

    The PipeTerm utility binary was released to MSDN Code Gallery some time ago – this is useful if you are booting/running an o/s image in Virtual PC and want to capture serial debug output from the running o/s to a named pipe client running on the desktop – Kurt Kennett has now released the source code...
  • Blog Post: Windows CE Powertoy: Diskprep

    Kurt Kennett has just released a new PowerToy to MSDN Code Gallery – the Powertoy is called DiskPrep – the tool can be used to create bootable media and transfer a Windows CE o/s image to the media – this could be something like USB Key, or even a .VHD file (really useful for demos) – creating a stand...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Channel 9 - Windows Embedded: Past, Present, and Future..

    MSDN Channel 9 recently spent some time with the Windows Embedded team (the desktop/embedded team) discussing Windows Embedded past, present and future. The Windows Embedded Standard product is a componentized version of the desktop operating system – in this video we meet some of the development team...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Released to Web

    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 has been released to the web – here’s a link to the download page Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 includes the following new features: • Silverlight for Windows Embedded The power of Silverlight brought to Windows Embedded CE to create rich applications and user interfaces • Internet...
  • Blog Post: CE6 R3 Released To Manufacturing – includes Silverlight for Windows Embedded

    Today at ESC East (Boston) Kevin Dallas, the General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business presented a keynote presentation (I missed the keynote, was flying from Seattle to Boston) that covered a number of announcements (all are listed on the following ars technica page ). One of the announcements...
  • Blog Post: ESC Boston, embedded sessions and malformed Exit sign

    I’m in Boston for Embedded Systems East (I will be on the Microsoft booth Wednesday morning, and presenting a session called “Windows Embedded: from sensors to servers” on Thursday). The session walks through hardware trends, software trends, user experience trends, and then dives into technology, starting...
  • Blog Post: ESC Boston (Sept 21-24) – Windows Embedded Sessions

    Here’s the list of sessions being presented in the Windows Embedded track at ESC Boston – these sessions are in the Windows Embedded Track. Introduction to the future of Windows Embedded CE Develop the user interface of the future for your Windows Embedded CE device New and easier ways to connect your...
  • Blog Post: Engadget: Toshiba JournE touch multimedia tablet (CE 6.0)

    Check out the Toshiba JournE touch multimedia tablet on Engadget   - The device has a 7 inch display, supports multiple codecs, including H.264, DivX, WMV, supports 802.11b/g Wifi, some of your favorite social applications including YouTube, FaceBook, Flickr, Picassa – the device also supports sub...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Coca-Cola Machine

    Check out the blog post and video over on John Coyne’s blog , bSquare have just finished working on a touch screen enabled Coke vending machine. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup: Embedded Competition Final Day

    Here’s a snapshot of the final day at Imagine Cup. Next year the Imagine Cup goes to Poland – more information here . - Mike
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – Day 4. Projects and Walkabout.

    Imagine Cup hits day 4 – In today’s video we get to talk to some of the teams, find out what the driver was for their project and get a view of the teams getting some well deserved “down time”. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – Windows Embedded – Final six teams.

    The Imagine Cup Embedded competition has reduced the number of teams to the final six – get a view of the teams, their projects, and the competition overall (video below). - Mike
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