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  • Blog Post: F6 Backup Plan for WEPOS\POSReady 2009

    A problem was discovered that causes the “Add Additional Drivers” page to not install a specific set of RAID drivers. Through some investigation we determined that the logic behind this wizard screen wasn’t copying all the necessary files needed to properly install the RAID drivers. This caused the Setup...
  • Blog Post: Servicing FAQs for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 OEMs

    When I go to a monthly update download page for POSReady 2009 on the ECE from April, 2009 or earlier, why isn’t POSReady 2009 listed in the title? The monthly Security updates for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, from code freeze through April-2009, do not list POSReady 2009 on the download page Titles...
  • Blog Post: Interfacing with Biometric Devices from POS applications

    Support for Biometric devices (such as fingerprint readers) was added to the Unified POS specification and incorporated into Microsoft’s POS for .NET in version 1.10. This device category allows applications to interface with such devices and is helpful in capturing and verifying biometric data (such...
  • Blog Post: Ever wonder what it takes to release products at Microsoft?

    Before I came to Microsoft, we always joked about the quality of the software products – “Don’t use V1.0” – everyone has heard that. But now that I’m at Microsoft, I see what goes on behind the scenes to try to make sure the products are release quality before customers get their hands on them. It’s...
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