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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: The Internet of Things – How Microsoft is extending Windows and the cloud to specialized devices.

  • 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: 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: Job: Windows Embedded Technical Product Manager

    The Windows Embedded Business has an opening for a Senior Technical Product Manager position ( link ) – the role is a mixture of “hands on” technology and presenting at conferences/talking to customers – here’s the official job description – sounds interesting? – then go for it!. The Senior Technical...
  • Blog Post: Future World: Enabling Connectivity

    Last week I presented a session at “Future World” on the subject of Enabling Connectivity – the topic of enabling connectivity is only one part of creating a smart, connected, cloud enabled device – my presentation covered four main areas: Enabling Connectivity Silicon and Software Trends User experience...
  • 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: 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: 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: Windows Embedded Survey – What content/documentation do you need ?

    The Windows Embedded teams responsible for online content and documentation are looking for feedback from you to ensure that the content/documentation they build matches the needs of developers that are using our products – You can provide feedback by taking a short survey – here’s a link to the survey...
  • 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...
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