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  • 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: Thinking of running Windows Embedded Standard on a post-it sized computer?

    There are plenty of scenarios where you would want to benefit from Windows technologies (in an embedded fashion) on small form factor hardware, such as Digital Signage, Thin Client, Connected TV ... If you are looking for some hardware that will support Windows Embedded Standard , that can do HD video...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 released

    The Service Pack 1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 is now available. You can now benefit from all the features of Windows 7 SP1 onto Embedded devices powered by the Windows Embedded Standard 7 platform. You can find details on the fixes and features added into the Service Pack 1 of Windows 7 here . A...
  • Blog Post: After the Driver Extractor, here comes the Driver Injector

    Windows Embedded Standard   allows for very fast embedded OS design and deployment. The list of Out Of The Box drivers is impressive, but in the Embedded space, you are never really “standard” and you will need to get your hands on some specific drivers installation. The folks from Elbacom have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 based Set Top Boxes presented at CES

    If you are a Windows Media Center user, you might have felt many times that it would be awesome to have a device that would boot into the Media Center experience and that would not have any type of Windows Desktop or control panel in the way (not trivial to manipulation the Windows Desktop UI with a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Preview available on Connect

    As you know Windows Embedded Standard 7 is a componentized version of Windows 7. it comes with tools enabling OEMs to generate their own optimized Windows 7 based OS for devices. Being based on Windows 7 allows for leveraging all the goodness of Windows 7, and as the first Service Pack for Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Embedded Standard 7 book

    Sean Liming , notorious Embedded MVP has just published a new book: “Professionals’ guide to Windows Embedded Standard 7”. You can find it here . Check out John ’s blog post to learn more about its content (I didn’t get my copy of the book yet ).
  • Blog Post: What are the differences between Silverlight and Silverlight for Windows Embedded

    Silverlight is a very powerful Web technology that is evolving in different directions: out of the Browser (e.g. Silverlight 4) and also out of the PC (e.g. Windows Phone 7 app platform). Lots of noise happened lately around Silverlight and its future after some public discussions. As you have read all...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 Localization Language Setup and Support

    If you are interested to learn more about localization of your embedded OS I recommend reading this blog post and this whitepaper . Windows Embedded Standard uses the same localization model as the Windows 7  but considering footprint impact and user experiences in your Embedded OS design are key...
  • Blog Post: Wondering which applications are compatible with Windows Embedded Standard?

    If  you are planning on building a Windows Embedded Standard 7 device and wonder which applications are compatible with this platform in order to reuse existing software, you can now leverage this online tool called “ Compatible Applications ” website. You will be able to navigate through an extensive...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 Webcast

    John Coyne will be presenting a Webcast on Windows Embedded Standard 7 tomorrow. Go check out his blog and register!
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  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Developer Update for WES 7 is available

    You are a Windows Embedded Standard developer, building Windows Embedded kernels for various devices? Then you must face this common issue when developing: even if you feel you are using a great tools suite and can benefit from the OEM dedicated portal (ECE) to access all the Windows Embedded updates...
  • Blog Post: Hey, Windows Embedded Standard 7 — What’s New With You?: Sorting out the key differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 and previous versions

    Curious to know how Windows Embedded Standard 7 compares to previous editions of componentized, embedded versions of Windows? Read this article: Hey, Windows Embedded Standard 7 — What’s New With You?: Sorting out the key differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 and previous versions
  • 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: embeddedSpark competition update: get onboard for this summer edition

    As you might know, Windows Embedded organizes a competition each year, announcing the topic at ESC Boston around September and announcing the winners at  the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley around May. This year the winner was Marco Bodoira and he won$15,000 for his “ Guitar Multi...
  • 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: DISMUI: a tool to modify your Windows Embedded Standard 7 image post build

    When doing Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS development, you use ICE and IBW to generate your image (see this white paper for more details and entries on the Windows Embedded Standard blog ). Then once the image has been generated you might want to modify it, add feature sets, add drivers, that you “forgot...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Standard 7 evaluation available for download

    The Evaluation version of Windows Embedded Standard 7 (componentized, embedded version of Windows 7) is available for download on Microsoft download center. Anyone can download it and cook its own (time bombed) OS image for its device. Let me know what you have in mind! To learn more about the tools...
  • 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: 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: Windows Embedded Standard 7 CTP available on Connect

    The CTP of Windows Embedded Standard 7 is now available on Connect. We are coming closer to release! If you don’t know yet what Windows Embedded Standard 7 is (note the new naming using version numbers vs. dates), it is a componentized and embedded version of Windows 7, enabling to embed all the power...
  • Blog Post: Beckhoff to integrate their Industrial Automation tools in VS 2010

    Beckhoff is a well know player of the Industrial Automation industry. They have been providing Microsoft based Real Time and Industrial Automation solutions for over 10 years and are brilliantly sticking to the latest innovations and enhancements of the PC world. Beckhoff just announced the future release...
  • 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: Windows Embedded 2009 Trial Edition and Sysprep

    Johan Arwidmark , one of our valuable Embedded MVPs has struggled with sysprep and the eval version of Windows Embedded Standard 2009. While using sysprep on a WES 2009 eval image to experience some deployment scenario, he was getting an error in the mini-setup and his Windows Embedded OS would reboot...
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