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  • 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: 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: Video: Windows Embedded Standard 2009 – Top Tips

    Using Windows Embedded Standard 2009? (XP Embedded) then here’s some “top tips” to make your life easier (11:53), presented by Lynda Allen. Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Top Tips - Mike
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn C#? - Get the yellow book.

    Rob Miles has posted a PDF of his C# Yellow Book on his blog - if you are new to managed programming or the C# language then this 185 page PDF file is for you. - Mike
  • Blog Post: ESC Boston presentations are now (really) online.

    The ESC Boston presentations are now (really) online and DRM free :) Here's the blog post from Oliver - this lists all of the presentations and links to the documents. - Mike
  • Blog Post: Slides from ESC Boston now available online.

    Olivier Bloch has just posted all of the session slides from ESC Boston online – here’s the blog post and session listing . Here are the two sessions I presented: Develop the next generation of Windows Embedded CE applications using Visual Studio and .Net or native code This demo heavy breakout session...
  • Blog Post: NETMF 3.0, Windows 7 Embedded, Spark Competition, Tools Updates.

    There were a number of announcements made at ESC East (and PDC) that might be of interest for both hobbyist and commercial developers. .NET Micro Framework 3.0 The .NET Micro Framework team announced availability of the .NET Micro Framework 3.0 SDK with a number of new features. Secure Sockets Layer...
  • Blog Post: PDC IHeart->Hardware();

    This week there are two events running at the same time, Embedded Systems Conference East here in Boston, and the PDC in LA – Most of the embedded team are at the ESC East event (obviously!), Dion, John Coyne, and Cuong Pham are down at PDC, manning the embedded booth and attending sessions. It looks...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Sessions at the Embedded Systems Conference Boston (Oct

    ESC Boston is running October 26-30 , the Windows Embedded team is running a series of sessions (and labs) covering Windows Embedded CE 6.0, and Windows Embedded Standard (Windows XP Embedded) – here’s the list of sessions that will be presented. First up, Windows Embedded Standard (Windows XP Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard (XPE) Certification Development

    Here’s an easy way to influence the new Microsoft Certification exam for Windows Embedded Standard developers (Windows Embedded Standard is the new name for Windows XP Embedded) – it just takes an hour, via email. No travel required. We’re looking for experts in Windows XP Embedded device development...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia Embedded Keynote (via LiveMeeting)

    Today, Monday September 1st is Embedded day at TechEd Australia - a couple of months ago, Don Kerr, the Embedded guy in Sydney asked me to present the opening session at the Embedded day - The session is 30 minutes, followed by Q&A. It doesn't seem right to fly 15+ hours to Australia for a 30 minute...
  • Blog Post: New Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Windows Embedded Standard (XPE)

    The Windows Embedded Standard team (previously known as Windows XP Embedded) have been busy working on an updated Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Embedded Standard (WES) - the CTP can be downloaded from the Microsoft Connect Site . The CTP Refresh includes an improved setup experience and...
  • Blog Post: Anatomy of a TechEd Embedded Demo

    Thanks to Paul Yao for uploading photos from TechEd to Facebook (images below). You've probably sat through a ton of conference sessions, and have seen the speaker (or demo monkey) do his thing, and amazingly (most of the time) everything works! - Here's a peek behind the scenes of my Architect panel...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard Launch at TechEd 2008

    Straight after the Keynote address by Bill Gates (possibly his last!) at TechEd Developer conference is the Launch Event for Windows Embedded Standard which is being held on Tuesday, June 03, at 10:30am (room S310G), come and hear from Ilya Bukshteyn, Director of Marketing in the Windows Embedded Business...
  • Blog Post: Bloggers: Come meet Olivier Bloch and Mike Hall at TechEd 2008 (bloggers lounge)

    Olivier Bloch and Mike Hall (me) will be in the bloggers lounge at TechEd 2008 (Developers) on the following days and time. June 3 10:00-11:00 Mike Hall/Olivier Bloch If you have questions about embedded operating system development, or application development then come on over and lets have a chat!...
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