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  • Blog Post: This Blog is Moving!

    This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently . We have migrated a number of useful...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 for POSReady 7 is Available

    OEMs can now get Internet Explorer 9 from the ECE site for POSReady 7 for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Internet Explorer 9 features the following: Performance improvements New Tab page Notification Bar One Box Pinned Sites Tab enhancements Web-focused browsing Windows 7 integration ActiveX Filtering...
  • Blog Post: Optional Updates For POSReady 2009 And POSReady 7, and Some New Features As Well

    *Updated 4/10/12* - added info abut Volume License customers. The September 2011 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Microsoft® Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7 . Fixes include: The list below applies to Windows Embedded POSReady 2009: KB2487305 –...
  • Blog Post: July2011 Optional Updates Are On ECE For WEPOS 1.1 SP3, POSReady 2009 and POSReady 7

    *Updated 4/10/12* - added info about Volume License customers The July 2011 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded Point of Service 1.1 SP3 , Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7 . The list below applies to WEPOS 1.1 SP3 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: A New Feature, File Based Write Filter Provider Is Now Available for WEPOS 1.1 SP3 and POSReady 2009

    A new feature, File Based Write Filter Provider, is now available on the ECE site. This new feature provides access to the File Based Write Filter API through the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) layer. The goal is to expose the full functionality of the Write Filter to all .NET languages as...
  • Blog Post: November 2010 Optional Update for POSReady 2009 is Now on ECE

    The November 2010 Optional Update for POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.  This update includes utilities for use with Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009: ARP.exe - Address Resolution Protocol for TCP/IP NETSTAT.exe - Displays Device TCP/IP information W32TM.exe - Windows Time service...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft® Silverlight™ 4 for Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.

    Microsoft® Silverlight™ 4 for Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009 is now available for download on the ECE.  Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Silverlight is a free plug...
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 SP1 is Now Available on the ECE Site for WEPOS 1.1 SP3

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows® Embedded Point of Service 1.1 Service Pack 3 is now available on the ECE. This update should not be used with any other operating system. On March 25, 2010 Microsoft announced a revised policy around support for .Net framework 3.5 SP1. With that change the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework is Now Available for POSReady 2009

    Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework is now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 for POSReady 2009. The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 redistributable package installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files that are required to run and develop applications...
  • Blog Post: Point of Service Newsgroup is Being Discontinued in June

    If you are a user of the Point of Service newsgroup you might have seen the announcements in the newsgroup that they are to be discontinued in June. Here is the essence of the announcement which supplies answers to some common questions- What is Happening? This message is to inform you that Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: IE8 MUI for POSReady 2009 is Now Available on ECE

    Internet Explorer 8 MUI is now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. Internet Explorer 8 MUI is a set of language-specific resource files that may be added to the English version of Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 with Internet Explorer 8 installed. Internet Explorer 8 MUI allows...
  • Blog Post: ECE Site Maintenance Delayed until Feb 5

    Previously the ECE team announced upcoming maintenance to the ECE site. This date has now changed- it will now occur on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 5:00p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) and will last until Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8:00 a.m (PST). The ECE site will not be accessible during this timeframe...
  • Blog Post: Help Define the Requirements for the Next Version of Windows Embedded POSReady

    You can help shape the next generation of Windows Embedded Business’s POSReady product. The POSReady team would like your feedback about how we improve and build the next version of POSReady that exceeds our customer’s needs. Click here to get started: < http://support.microsoft.com/common/survey...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Maintenance to ECE Site

    Just wanted to let folks who access WEPOS and POSReady 2009 updates and information from the Mobile and Embedded Communications Extranet, better known as the ECE, that we have a scheduled maintenance coming up and the site may be temporarily unavailable during the timeframe. Currently we are on track...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays from the Embedded Team!

    I'd like to send good wishes from the whole team to all POSReady and WEPOS customers, partners and MVPs for a wonderful holiday season, and a successful 2010! We thank you for your support in 2009. Your willingness to give feedback, as well as your continued participation in community forums and newsgroups...
  • Blog Post: December Security Updates Are Now Available on the ECE

    The December 2009 Security Updates - Product Download is now available for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on the ECE for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded for Point of Service.   These updates are also individually available directly from the Microsoft Download center...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Support Tools are now available for POSReady 2009 and WEPOS

    The Windows XP Support Tools, previously available on the ECE for OEM customers for Windows XP Embedded, are now available for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Point of Service as well. These Support Tools are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to...
  • Blog Post: October 2009 Security Update Notes

    * Updated 11/5/09 Installing the .Net 1.1 SP1 Security Update, KB953297, on Windows Embedded for Point of Service The MS09-061 , Vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime Could Allow Remote Code Execution update may fail to install on a Windows Embedded Point Of Service Minimum...
  • Blog Post: Two New Features Now Available for POSReady 2009!

    Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight 3.0 are now available for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on the ECE for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009.   This update is also available directly from the Microsoft Download center, however end-customers should refer to their OEM servicing agreement...
  • Blog Post: Support for Windows XP Embedded SP1 Ends in April

    For any of you that also work with the Windows XP Embedded product, please take a look at the XPe team blog announcing the end of SP1 support in April : http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/archive/2007/02/21/support-for-xpe-sp1-ends-in-april.aspx . - Shayna
  • Blog Post: Windows XP Embedded SP2 "Feature Preview 2008" CTP

    Today our sister team (the Embedded Windows group) announced the availability of their Windows XP Embedded SP2 "Feature Preview 2008". If you've been wanting to try out Windows Media Player 11 , Internet Explorer 7 , .NET 3.0 Framework , Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0 , or User-Mode Driver Framework (UMDF...
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