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  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact series of “tips and tricks” webcasts kicking off

    In the intent of delivering more technical insight and training to embedded developers working with Windows Embedded CE/Compact, the Windows Embedded team will be kicking off a series of technical “tips and tricks” webcasts next Tuesday October 25th. You will find the information below. The presenter...
  • Blog Post: App Verifier for Compact 7 update released

    Based on feedback from customers that the Resource Leak Detector (RLD) included with Windows Embedded Compact 7 did not cover all the scenarios that previous version of App Verifier did, we have released an update to App Verifier at MSDN Code Gallery . The updated version of App Verifier allows customers...
  • Blog Post: Get certified for Windows Embedded Compact 7

    There is a new certification exam for you Embedded experts: the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam for Windows Embedded Compact 7 . To find more info and register to pass the exam, please visit this page .
  • Blog Post: Did you ever wonder how manufacturers were putting the exact right amount of candies, cookies, pasta in boxes? Some are using Windows Embedded!

    I just came across this cool multi-head weighing machine: high precision, high speed, powered by Windows Embedded CE . This definitively is a good example of the kind of things you can achieve leveraging Windows CE core hard Real Time support. MBP Multi-head Weighing machine
  • Blog Post: Office and PDF viewers for Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Recently released, Windows Embedded Compact 7 brings updated Office and PDF viewers applications allowing to build specialized devices that can read Office and PDF docs out of the box. If you have an evaluation or full product DVD, you will find the viewers as a separate install package on the media...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 is available!

    We have ben talking about Windows Embedded Compact 7 for some time now, with several beta made available to the OEMs in the last months. Well, the product has now been released and is available to the public! This new version provides some great tools and features updates like new tools for developing...
  • Blog Post: CoreCon4CE and Autolaunch4CE, 2 catalog components for Windows Embedded CE and Compact

    When developing an application for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 or Windows Embedded Compact 7 , you need to establish a connection between your target and your development environment (Visual Studio). To establish the connection and exchange information with the dev tools, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: 160 BSPs available for Windows Embedded CE 6 as of today!

    In order to get Windows Embedded CE to run on a specific hardware you need to have what is called a Board Support Package. This one contains drivers and low layers for the OS specific to a board. Whether you develop your own BSP or get one from a SV or IHV, you install it on top of your Windows Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight for Windows® Embedded - PHYTEC demo

    Interested in seeing what can be done with Silverlight for Windows Embedded on Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Compact devices? Check this out: Silverlight for Windows® Embedded - PHYTEC demo
  • Blog Post: Discover the Windows Embedded Experience: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Webcasts including a SWE tutorial

    Another great series of webcasts from the Elektrobit folks. This series covers Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, the actually available version of Windows CE. Go check it out on their blog: Discover the Windows Embedded Experience: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Webcasts including a SWE tutorial
  • Blog Post: How to setup a Virtual Machine to run Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Working with an emulators or a virtual environments is very useful in the embedded space as Hardware might not be available, connectivity might complicate the development process. Up to Windows Embedded CE 6.0, an ARM emulator was provided in the box to allow for tests and debug on an emulated environment...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Virtual PC BSP

    There is a new BSP coming with Windows Embedded Compact 7 (the public CTP is available on Connect ): the Virtual PC BSP. This BSP allows to build a CE image for a virtual machine running in Windows Virtual PC environment (if you are running Windows 7) or Virtual PC 2007 environment (if you are running...
  • Blog Post: Want to play around with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and the latest BeagleBoard from TI?

    This year at ESC Boston , the now well-known Build Your Own Embedded System (a.k.a. BYOES ) program will give you a chance to learn how to design a Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS and deploy it on a BeagleBoard-xm , the cool tiny inexpensive board from Texas Instruments. You can also purchase the kit and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Newsgroups are being migrated to Forums

    Newsgroups have been a great source of information for developers and as the communities are evolving, Microsoft Newsgroups are being migrated to Forums . It seems communities are preferring forums vs. newsgroups and Microsoft is aligning on this trend. This move will also unify the customer experience...
  • Blog Post: DevHealth60: CE 6.0 PowerToy for memory usage investigation

    I don’t like high jacking others blogs, but I am sure Mike won’t blame me for this one, right Mike? So Mike published this post about a great PowerToy that will definitively help OEMs investigate their memory leaks issues. In his words… The Windows CE JDP team have just released a PowerToy for CE 6.0...
  • Blog Post: Windows CE 6.0 R3 running Silverlight for Windows Embedded UI on a Freescale tablet reference design

    Check out his video of Silverlight for Windows Embedded demos running on a Freescale  tablet reference design. More to come in this area real soon… Make an on-line slide show at www.OneTrueMedia.com
  • Blog Post: Prepare your media to boot Windows Embedded CE with Diskprep

    A new tool has just been published to help you prepare any hard disk that can be attached to your development PC to boot a x86-Based Windows CE OS Design. It also includes advanced tools to prepare a VM disk for Virtual PC. Windows Embedded CE DiskPrep PowerToy http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/DiskPrep...
  • Blog Post: I see 7 everywhere!

    Windows 7 appears to be a great success. The OS is fast, stable and provides great features. The Windows Embedded team directly benefits from these features and enhancements especially for its future version of Windows Embedded Standard which is based on Windows 7. Think of it as a componentized and...
  • Blog Post: SPARK contest round one deadline

    The Spark contest first round is about to end. You still have some more days left to enter and make Sparks Fly ! The first round deadline is January the 7th. So as a new year resolution maybe you can plan to share your vision of the house of the future? Happy new year!
  • Blog Post: Find Windows Embedded CE 6.0 info in MSDN easily!

    Here is a great Macro that will make your life easier if you are developing on Windows Embedded CE 6. The Live search engine enables building macros to customize search. Veronica built one you have to try and use: http://search.live.com/macros/windows_embedded/ce6/?FORM=OIJG
  • Blog Post: Looking for a Windows CE BSP?

    You might have found it really difficult to find a BSP for Windows CE (which ever version). Here is a great tool that will help you for sure: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714506.aspx This is the list of all supported BSPs for all versions of Windows CE from Windows CE 3.0 to Windows Embedded...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded NavReady 2009

    You certainly have heard about the Windows Embedded family renaming. If not, take a look at this post . Part of the Windows Embedded Ready sub-family (specific verticals offerings), here is a new born: Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 . By the "Nav" prefix, you certainly have guessed that this...
  • Blog Post: Windows Acceleration Workshops

    Want to get started and trained on Windows Embedded tools and technologies? Get a chance to participate to one of the workshops that will be given worldwide in the next weeks in Chicago, Redmond, Bloomington, Boston, Mountain View, Washington D.C., Germany/Erlangen, France/Paris, France/Lyon. Registration...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Developers: Windows Embedded track

    Next week is TechEd Developers in Orlando. I will be there presenting some sessions, so if you want to learn about WSD on Windows Embedded CE (hopefully a cool demo will be up and running at that moment: still working on it!), File System drivers development or Windows CE build process, come to my sessions...
  • Blog Post: Meet a Windows CE neophyte

    Let me point you at this blog: http://www.bitcrazed.com/ It is about "Exploring the wonderful world of technology and software development"... what a program! You cannot explore the wonderful world of technology and software development if you don't try and build your own Embedded device, don...
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