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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: 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: Keyboard Filter Driver for Windows Embedded Standard 7

    Elbacom have just published a Keyboard Filter Driver for Windows Embedded Standard 7, this is positioned as a Christmas Present from Elbacom ( here’s a link ) – examples of keys that can be filtered include CTRL+ALT+DEL, Win+E etc. Could be interesting for kiosk mode devices! - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 Webcast

    Join John Coyne on Wednesday June 30th at 10AM PDT for a Webcast titled “The new ‘Standard’ in Embedded: Windows 7 Componentized for embedded devices” – click Here to register. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 - Keeping your development tools up to date.

    Windows desktop users can keep their PC up to date with the latest patches, updates, drivers, and technologies through Windows Update, but what about developers that are using Windows Embedded Tools to build embedded operating systems? – Typically, developers would use a combination of the OEM Download...
  • 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: 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: Windows Embedded Standard 2011 Community Technology Preview now available.

    A preview of Windows Embedded Standard 2011 (based on Windows 7) is available for download from the Microsoft Connect site - http://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembedded . Windows Embedded Standard 2011 delivers the latest Windows 7 technologies to OEMs, enabling them to bring high-performing specialized...
  • Blog Post: Build your own embedded device at ESC East (Boston – Sept 21-24)

    At ESC East (Boston Sept 21-24) you will have the opportunity to get hands on with Windows Embedded technologies and an Intel Atom based board. The board spec is: Low power Intel® Atom Z510 GHz processor 1 GB DDR2-533 on-board mini SD socket 160Gb 2.5” SAT DVI output up to 1920x1080 through HDMI connector...
  • Blog Post: Video: Olivier Bloch: Windows Embedded Sensors to Servers

    Check out Olivier Bloch talking through a demo he built for the Embedded Systems West keynote demo. The demo uses Windows Embedded CE to control a connected robot, Windows Embedded Standard for XAML based WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) User Interface, and Windows Embedded Server for data logging...
  • Blog Post: At TechEd 2009 this week.

    I’m going to be at TechEd 2009 for a couple of days this week, I fly down on Tuesday evening, have a session on Wednesday in the TLC area called “The Future of Embedded Devices”, and a session on Thursday called “Windows Embedded: From sensors to servers”. I will be on the Windows Embedded booth answering...
  • Blog Post: TechEd USA – Embedded Pre-Conference Tutorials.

    Olivier Bloch has just posted information about this years TechEd USA Embedded Pre-Conference Tutorials. Here’s the list of Windows CE Pre-Con sessions being delivered: Sneak peek into what's new for the next release of Windows CE (Codename "Chelan") Taking your Windows Embedded CE O/S design...
  • Blog Post: Quick question… Managed or Native?

    It’s been interesting to see the adoption of managed code for Windows Mobile devices, the majority of Windows Mobile developers today are using Managed code (C#/VB), I think this totally makes sense. But what about the embedded developer? I’m curious to find out whether you are a managed or native developer...
  • Blog Post: News from Embedded Systems West keynote.

    There were a number of interesting announcements made at the ESC West keynote yesterday – Kevin Dallas, general manager of the Windows Embedded Business presented the general session. Here’s a list of the announcements. MSDN Embedded Subscription Windows Embedded joins the list of existing MSDN Subscriptions...
  • Blog Post: What do you want to learn in 15 minutes or less ?

    It looks like Kurt’s video providing an overview of KITL was very useful to a number of you, and I’m sure there are a number of topics you would like to learn more about for Windows Embedded Standard or Windows CE. Perhaps learning about the startup sequence of Windows CE, or the build system and different...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Cookbook… learn to code and cook at the same time!

    Here’s a link to another cool blog , similar in some ways to Abhinaba’s blog in that there are some cool photo’s with each post. Valter Minute is an embedded developer living in Italy who works on Windows Embedded projects, teaches at embedded seminars, and apparently loves good food! Valter’s blog contains...
  • Blog Post: Understanding KITL

    Kurt Kennett, a developer in the Windows Embedded group has recorded a video that explains KITL (Kernel Independent Transport Layer). Here’s the video! Windows Embedded CE: understanding KITL Let me know if you would like to see more videos like this (or if you would prefer that Kurt doesn’t record any...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Embedded Standard (XP Embedded)

    The Windows Embedded Standard team have updated their "Getting Started" page - the new page layout makes it super easy to find the content you need to be productive with the Windows Embedded Standard (XP Embedded) product. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard Certification (MCP) now available!

    Windows Embedded Standard (XP Embedded) MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certification is now available (CE 6.0 certification is already available) - more information available on Olivier Bloch's Blog . - Mike
  • Blog Post: More sessions at ESC West

    [WCE304] How is Windows Embedded CE a Hard Real Time embedded system? Kurt Kennett Tuesday, 2:00pm — 3:15pm Sponsored Sessions/Seminars/ 90-Minute Sponsored Session [WCE303] Developing Embedded Devices with CE 6.0 for Critical Security Markets Yannick Chammings Wednesday, 8:00am — 9:15am Sponsored Sessions...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Systems West Session – Industrial Solutions: Sensors to Servers

    Chris Muench and I will be presenting a session at Embedded Systems Conference West – here’s the details: [WEB01] Windows Embedded and Industrial solutions: from sensors to servers Speaker: Mike Hall (Microsoft), CHRIS MUENCH (MICROSOFT) Date/Time: Tuesday (March 31, 2009)   12:30pm — 1:45pm...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2009 Embedded Pre-Conference Tutorials now available for signup…

    Olivier Bloch has just posted some information about the TechEd 2009 (week of May 11th) US event, specifically the Windows Embedded Pre-Conference Tutorials. There are two tracks, one focused on Windows Embedded CE, the other focused on Windows Embedded Standard (Windows XP Embedded). Go take a look...
  • Blog Post: Does size really matter?

    The first embedded release of Windows CE shipped in 1998 (the Embedded Tool Kit, or ETK), at every embedded conference since then we talk about Windows CE as being a small footprint, hard real-time, componentized operating system. The CE6 kernel only build is around 350KB, obviously the operating system...
  • Blog Post: Linux use in embedded systems declining

    The choice of embedded operating system for your next generation device is increasingly important, two factors to think about are time to market (from concept to shipping) – the more complex the operating system and tool chain the more delayed (typically) the embedded project. Also consider the amount...
  • Blog Post: Join the Windows Embedded conversation on Facebook

    A number of people from the Windows Embedded team are taking time to talk about their role and answer questions about the products or technologies they work on (not only embedded, but a number of other groups are also involved) - join the Facebook Microphone Application to find out who's talking and...
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