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    Windows Embedded Standard 7 CTP available on Connect

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    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...
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    Techdays France Day

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    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...
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    Who said mathematics presentations were boring?

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    Do you know Charles Fleischer? No, really? He is the voice of Roger Rabbit! Check out this great presentation, or should I say performance, he made at TED talk in 2005 and that was republished recently, you will not be deceived. He is talking about serious...
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    Round 1 of EmbeddedSPARK ended last week

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    Round 1 of the embeddedSPARK competition ended last week and the 75 contestants moving to Round 2 were announced this week.  In Round 1, each contestant had to submit a paper detailing their idea for a project related to the “Fun and Games” theme...
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    Retail experience: devices everywhere

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    From kiosks to point-of-sale or digital signage, embedded devices surround you when you are shopping. The retail devices are more and more connected and more and more “intelligent”, able to adapt to the customer using it, able to access inventories easily...
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    In-car technology of the future… not so far away from now!

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    A lot of in-car technologies have been demonstrated at CES this year. In a very near future you will get multiple screens, fully voice- and touch- controlled infotainment systems, you will access online services to do search, navigation, social networking...
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    Toshiba JournE

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       Nice MID running Windows Embedded CE:the Toshiba JournE. This emerging category is really interesting. Current technologies allow great user experience on devices now. Let’s hope we will get more and  mote of these ones as I find it...
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    Platform Builder build process and antivirus systems…

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    Arghhhh, I just spent 2 hours on trying to figure out why I had my sysgen process would fail really early… And when looking at the error.log file (located in C:\WINCE600) I could just see this kind of messages: Res2Res:  ERROR: Line: 267  File...
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    Beckhoff to integrate their Industrial Automation tools in VS 2010

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    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...
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    Windows Embedded contest at TechDays France

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    « I see Windows Everywhere » …  the first dedicated French student and hobbyist contest on Windows Embedded Technologies ! MS France Windows Embedded and Visual Studio teams announced the first application development contest for students using Visual...
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    Silverlight for Windows Embedded demo

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    Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides support for Silverlight for Windows Embedded. This means you can build Silverlight User Interfaces for your Windows CE devices. Silverlight for Windows Embedded is different to the Web version of in the way you program...
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    NTFS on Windows Embedded CE?

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    Are you interested in having NTFS support in Windows Embedded CE? As you might now there has been no support for NTFS file system in Windows Embedded CE. A third party company called Tuxera offers this support now. See this article on Windowsfordevices...
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    Intel & Windows Embedded digital signage POC video

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

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    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...
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    Windows Embedded 2009 Trial Edition and Sysprep

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    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...
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    Windows Embedded Standard: past present and future

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    Here is a great Channel 9 video: a  bunch of Windows Embedded Standard developers are interviewed about what WES is about, how it fits into the Windows Embedded family of products, where Microsoft is heading to with this componentized, embedded version...
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    Windows Embedded Standard 2011 CTP2 available on Connect

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    The CTP2 of Windows Embedded Standard 2011, the Windows 7 based componentized embedded OS is available on connect . go check it out! There are many updates and bug fixes as well as some new features in this release: Footprint optimization for key scenarios...
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    embeddedSpark 2010 challenge

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    You are an embedded developer or just an technology geek who wants to try and build something with Windows Embedded CE ? then you will probably like this competition. You will find more info on the WebSite , but in a few words: The embeddedSPARK 2010...
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    XAML2CPP, the missing tool for Silverlight for Windows Embedded developers

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    We have been rolling out a new version of Windows Embedded CE 6 recently, called R3. one of the features provided in this release is Silverlight for Windows Embedded, a XAML rendering engine supporting a subset of Silverlight 2 XAML and that you program...
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    Going to PDC 2009?

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    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...
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    Want to see interesting demos AND get a free board at TechEd EMEA?

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    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...
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    TechEd EMEA 2009 in Berlin

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    We are now a few weeks from TechEd EMEA that will take place in Berlin during the week of November 8th. We have been working hard on putting together a Windows Embedded track that will provide breadth and depth content on our latest Embedded technologies...
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    The Visual Studio Documentary

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    Wow. I just watched these 2 videos retracing the history of Visual Studio. This is not just a developer geek thing, these are really interesting! You can discover how the Microsoft development languages and tools were invented, thought, created… I wonder...
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    Windows Embedded Webinars

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    There have been several releases in the last month within Windows Embedded. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, the CTP for Windows Embedded Standard 2011, Windows Embedded Enterprise (with the introduction of Windows 7 for Embedded Systems), Windows Embedded...
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    I am OOF on paternity leave!

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    Don’t worry if my blog is not too busy in the coming couple of weeks as I am OOF on paternity leave :-). Let me introduce my third little baby to you: Zoé. I am sure she will become a tech geek like her big sister Erinn and big brother Rafael already...
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