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  • Blog Post: Have you seen what hardware accelerated Silverlight for Windows Embedded looks like on Compact 7?

    This demo is pretty impressive, and shows how a Silverlight for Windows Embedded based application looks like on a Toradex Colibri T20 board (which features a Tegra 2 Dual Core 1GHz CPU)… not mentioning the music of the video is pretty cool .
  • Blog Post: Wondering how fast you can boot a Windows Embedded Compact 7 device?

    Then you should check out this demo video from Toradex showing boot times that go under the second. Pretty cool!
  • Blog Post: Another book on Compact 7 arriving soon!

    Avi Kcholi, Windows Embedded MVP, has just finished a great book on Device Drivers development for Compact 7 that should be available really soon. The description of the book is the following: “Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the natural choice for developing sophisticated, small-footprint devices for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 online training

    Earlier today we announced the continued investment in Windows Embedded Compact and upcoming new version of the CE based embedded OS. In order to ensure developers are able to access the right type of material to get ramped up or to dig into particular features of Windows Embedded Compact 7 , we created...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded roadmap update!

    The Windows Embedded teams have been working a lot lately on planning and starting executing on the next generation of products. Determined to deliver on the Intelligent Systems promise to extend enterprise software and cloud services to devices. Today, several announcements were made. You can find the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 Advantages by Sam Phung

    Sam Phung is VP at ICOP Technologies (a company creating embedded PCs), long time Windows Embedded expert, and founder of the Embedded101 community site. In an article on EECatalog , he presents what he thinks are the advantages of Windows Embedded Compact 7 , the latest release of Windows CE. After...
  • 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: ATL update for Windows Embedded Compact 7

    I was recently working on porting a Silverlight for Windows Embedded demo from Windows CE 6.0 R3 to Compact 7 and the project which was using ATL wouldn’t compile, stating that some ATL headers were referencing some unknown constants… There actually is an update to ATL that has just been published and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 Update 3 available!

    The Windows Embedded Compact team has been super busy lately and here is why: the third update to Windows Embedded Compact 7 has just been released. You can download it from here . This update provides new tools, application updates and bug fixes for Windows Embedded Compact 7: The Compact Test Kit ...
  • Blog Post: Loading User Controls dynamically in Silverlight for Windows Embedded

    If you are developing user interfaces and applications leveraging Silverlight for Windows Embedded on Windows Embedded Compact 7 , then you will certainly be interested by this article . Thanks Sandu!
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 book for developer

    Some of our fellow MVPs have joined their efforts to write a great book that I highly recommend if you are doing or planning to do Windows Embedded Compact 7 development. You can purchase the book on Wrox or Amazon now. Obviously electronic versions are also available, pdf ebook or Kindle edition… Samuel...
  • Blog Post: Live from Imagine Cup in New York

    We are in New York this week, where the 2011 Imagine Cup finals are taking place. We just ended the first day of competition and time is just flying by! After regional judging in 14 countries and an online competition, 20 teams have been selected this year to compete in the Embedded Development competition...
  • Blog Post: Phidgets framework for Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Are you using these easy to use building blocks called Phidgets ? These modules are very useful to prototype solutions and sometimes build solutions. Sam Phung from the Embedded101.com community has been working on an Phidgets SDK for Windows Embedded Compact 7 . You can find the Codeplex project here...
  • Blog Post: Learn more about Filter Device Drivers, a new feature of Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Avi Kcholi , one of the contributors of the embedded101.com community has recently published an article diving into this new feature of Windows Embedded Compact 7 called Filter Device Drivers. Filter Device Drivers allow to filter I/O requests to a stream device driver. If you are interested to understand...
  • 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: Running a virtual Windows Embedded Compact 7 image into a Virtual machine

    While working on some Windows Embedded Compact 7 labs setup, I tried to do something that can be really useful for trainers and eventually for developers. As you might be aware, the ARM emulator has been replaced by a Virtual PC BSP in Compact 7, which means you can test Compact 7 in a virtual environment...
  • Blog Post: DLNA support in Windows Embedded Standard 7

    DLNA is a protocol that enable multimedia devices to discover each other and share content. Windows Embedded Standard 7 offers DLNA support for Connected Media Devices manufacturers to create advanced multimedia experiences. In this video you will see how you can use DLNA to stream content from a Windows...
  • Blog Post: RemoteFX on Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Here is a demo of RemoteFX support on Windows Embedded Compact 7 . Thanks to MPC Data for their work on making this work on the TI BeagleBoard XM ! Windows Embedded Compact 7 will soon support RemoteFX , a great feature to enable low-power, low footprint, ARM-based thin clients to stream HD videos and...
  • Blog Post: This month's Windows Embedded Compact live chat is next Tuesday

    If you are interested in chatting with the Dev team developing Windows Embedded Compact, this month’s chat is on next Tuesday at 6:00 PM Pacific time for 1 hour.   Below is the event description.   Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) Live Chat Do you have tough technical questions regarding Windows...
  • Blog Post: Pre-order your Windows Embedded Compact 7 book now!

    A new book will shortly be available on Amazon that will give you deep insight into the latest Microsoft’s embedded operating system: Windows Embedded Compact 7 . The book covers everything from the principles of embedded systems all the way down to OSDesign, drivers development, applications development...
  • Blog Post: embeddedSPARK challenge finalists announced!

    The embeddedSPARK challenge is the Windows Embedded developers competition that runs yearly and that offers a unique chance for developers to test their best ideas. The theme this year for the competition was “Experience Embedded” and allowed participants to introduce very interesting concepts. You can...
  • 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: 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...
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