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  • Blog Post: And the winner is…

    I am thrilled to announce the winner of the embeddedSPARK competition. After a day of preparation and rehearsals on Tuesday, the 3 finalists had to present their projects and respond judges questions at the Commons on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond yesterday at 2PM. It was a very intense moment and...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Embedded Web site!

    Surfs Up at www.windowsembedded.com , 10:00am PT today! At 10:00am Pacific Time today, a new www.windowsembedded.com website will launch.  The main goal of this overhaul is to make content more discoverable for all Windows Embedded audiences. Some highlights: Increased discoverability through search...
  • Blog Post: Be the First to Experience the Power of Windows Embedded Compact 7

    The Windows Embedded group is running a series of Hands-on sessions across the US next week. If you want to get your hands on and discover what the platform has to offer you, go register for one of the sessions next to you. Here is the invitation blurb with the locations and links for registration: Be...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded at Teched EMEA: why so little presence?

    Teched EMEA is this week in Berlin. Thanks to Pierre , French Developer Evangelist from Microsoft France, to great embedded MVPs (Jason Tolley, Andy Wigley, Alexander Wechsler, Doug Boling, Johan Arwidmark and Jochen Dieckfoss), not forgetting Marco Bodoira, who won the embeddedSPARK contest last year...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 announced and public CTP available

    The next version of Windows Embedded CE has just been announced at Computex in Taipei today. Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP is available for download on the Connect Website (See edit below for connection instructions). To read the press release, visit the Microsoft Presspass site here . To learn more...
  • Blog Post: 26 reasons to go to TechEd North America

    Here are some reasons why you should not miss TechEd North America : 1- New Orleans is a great place to go to! 2- TechEd provides a huge amount of technical sessions, Hands on Labs, and other activities that makes a great week of intensive training on Microsoft technologies 3- The Windows Embedded booth...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 has shipped

    Tuesday, at the ESC Silicon Valley conference, Kevin Dallas, GM for the Windows Embedded group announced the release of Windows Embedded Standard 7, the componentized and embedded version of Windows 7. While most of the features of the new Embedded OS where already in the CTP that has been out for some...
  • Blog Post: Goldeni videos

    Did you see this device that we regularly show on our Windows Embedded booth at events such as TechEd or ESC, called the Goldeni? I published some photos in a recent post, here are some videos now. Kopin , the company who is developing this device have been using Windows Embedded CE 6 to power it and...
  • Blog Post: Self Check-in and Self Check-out kiosks running Windows Embedded CE 6

    Hoeft & Wessel is a German company building POS devices and uses Windows Embedded CE 6 to power some of their kiosks such as all the Lufthansa’s self-checkin ones. I am actually travelling to Germany for Embedded World and will flight on Lufthansa… I will try these! Hoeft & Wessel will also expose...
  • Blog Post: Techdays France Day

    TechDays France day 1 is over. This event is huge!! Microsoft France offers this unique developers and ITPros free event once a year and they manage to gather LOTS of professional in Paris over 3 days: last year they had something like 16,000 entrances over the 3 days… something like 11,000 unique attendees...
  • Blog Post: Intel & Windows Embedded digital signage POC video

    In my last post I talked a little about a nice POC built by Intel and running Windows Embedded. Here is a video
  • Blog Post: Digital Signage

    What about having digital signage to be more interactive, intuitive, adapted to the one who is standing in front of it? You would walk in front of these panels and they will display the exact products you are looking for, they will locate the products in the store for you, they will let you search and...
  • Blog Post: Going to PDC 2009?

    Are you going to PDC 2009? Then you should not miss this session: http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL28 Robert Smith and Ben Tucker, Program Managers in the Windows Embedded Standard team will show the latest tools and technologies of Windows Embedded Standard 2011. They are preparing great demos, don...
  • Blog Post: Want to see interesting demos AND get a free board at TechEd EMEA?

    Are you coming to TechEd EMEA? If not then maybe you might consider registering now: not only because of the huge amount of Embedded content we will have there (see previous post) but also because during the Sunday “Windows Embedded 101” session and during the “Only demos” session, we will be giving...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009: Day 5

    I am back from Imagine Cup and still have lots to tell you about this great competition. To start with here is the latest video of the “Windows Embedded @ Imagine Cup” series. I will put together more detailed info about the finalists and their projects. But in the meantime you can listen to the interviews...
  • Blog Post: NY Times says: Microsoft wants gadgets to run Windows

    An article has been published on the New York Times blog by Saul Hansell covering Kevin Dallas’ keynote at Computex, announcing some of the technologies that will be part of the next release of Windows Embedded CE and explaining what Microsoft’s plans are for the embedded market. You can find the article...
  • Blog Post: ESC Silicon Valley 2009 slides are online

    Late March, beginning of April we were presenting technical sessions at ESC Silicon Valley. You can now (at last :-)) find the slides over here .
  • Blog Post: TechEd day 1

    Today was day 1 at TechEd. Well, the real day one was yesterday with the precons. We had really interesting presentations digging into Windows Embedded tools and products. Here is Dion presenting a great session on the future of graphical rendering for Windows Embedded CE: After a full day of precon...
  • Blog Post: Bowling with Embedded folks at TechEd

    You are going to TechEd ? Please join us to this great party on Tuesday, May 12th at Lucky Strikes Lanes and Lounge to have some beer, bowl and Network with the Windows Embedded team. To register, go to this page . Look at the lounge:
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Systems and Services video from ESC West Keynote

    During his Keynote at ESC Silicon Valley, Kevin Dallas presented Microsoft vision of Windows Embedded Systems and Services. This video explains this vision in a really clear way. Let me know what you think of systems and services in the Embedded area! Windows Embedded Systems and Services Vision Video
  • Blog Post: Register for TechEd Embedded precons!

    TechEd US will take place during the week of May 11th. Windows Embedded will be there and we will offer you different great opportunities. If you are an Embedded developer or professional actually using our technologies or if you want to dive deeply into Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Standard...
  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA: we are missing you Mike!

    Dion (Windows CE TPM), Pierre (French Embedded Developer Evangelist), Lynda (Windows Embedded Standard guru), me and other folks from the Embedded group are actually at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona. We are presenting sessions belonging to the huge Embedded track Catherine has been securing. So the Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard vNext based on Windows 7!

    The PDC is taking place this week in Los Angeles and on Tuesday’s Keynote, Windows 7 (future version of the Windows desktop OS) was unveiled. If you want to learn more about this announcement, you can read this article . This is a really interesting news, especially for what concerns Windows Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Preparing labs for ESC East

    I just spent some time today with the guys from TSG (This is the technical support group of Microsoft, you know the guys you never see but who makes things work at events). They are doing a great job preparing the machines for the labs, the breakout sessions and the booth at ESC in Boston. if you are...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded @ ESC Boston

    The Embedded Systems Conference will take place in Boston on the week of Oct 26-30. Windows Embedded will be present, more than ever. If you have not yet, register now and come to our sessions and labs that will be presented in Boston. Here is the list of sessions and as you can see this is going to...
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