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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: May Optional Update now Available for POSReady7

    Have you visited Approaching Embedded Intelligently ?  It’s our new unified blog for Embedded content and the best place to continue receiving the content and updates you’ve been reading on this blog.  In a few weeks this blog will be retired and select content and posts will be transitioned...
  • Blog Post: Updates Are Available for POSReady 7 Volume License Customers

    Two updates are available on Microsoft Download Center for POSReady 7 Volume License customers. KB2691967 fixes the following issue : Adding a MAK key to a syspreped image would fail and throw an error saying "An error occurred during product key installation. Review the setup log files for any...
  • Blog Post: March 2012 Optional Updates Are Now on ECE for POSReady 7 OEMs

    The March 2012 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 OEMs. This month’s .img contains just one update, namely KB2685747 – Fix for the issue where Keyboard Filter doesn't block Ctrl-Alt-Del when the user unplugs the USB keyboard and plugs it into another port...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express is available for POSReady 7 OEMs

      The Windows Embedded POSReady 7 March 2012 Feature Update is now available for OEMs on ECE -this update contains Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express for Windows Embedded POSReady 7. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express is a free data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection...
  • Blog Post: Two New Features Are Now Available on ECE for POSReady 2009

      Silverlight 5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 are now available to OEMs on the ECE site. Silverlight 5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 The Silverlight 5 runtime allows rich media and graphics to be displayed...
  • Blog Post: Jan 2012 Optional Updates Are Now on ECE for POSReady 7 OEMs

    *Updated 4/10/12* – Added info for Volume License customers. The January 2012 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 . This month’s .img contains the following updates- KB2649672 - Fraudulent Digital Certificates could allow spoofing KB2645895 - Users get a...
  • Blog Post: POSReady 7 December 2011 Feature Update is on ECE

    The Windows Embedded POSReady 7 December 2011 Feature Update is available to OEMs on the ECE site. This update contains the following out-of-band features: Silverlight 5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 The Silverlight 5 runtime allows rich media and graphics to be displayed in a browser or desktop. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: November 2011 Optional Updates are on ECE for POSReady 7

    *Updated 4/10/12* - aded info about Volume License customers The November 2011 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 . This month’s .img contains just a single master update- KB2637530 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates could allow spoofing...
  • 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: FBWF Management Tool for POSReady 2009 is now Available for Download

    A new feature, File Based Write Filter Management Tool, is now available for download for POSReady 2009. This out-of-band feature provides an application to monitor and configure the "File Based Write Filter (FBWF)". By default the application will start on system start and will register a...
  • 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: Japanese Meiryo Fonts Available in July 2010 Optional Update

    The July 2010 Optional Update is now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Point of Service and/or Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009. This update includes additional Japanese fonts, namely the "Meiryo Collection Version 5.00 for Windows XP to increase legibility of characters on LCD...
  • 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: 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: IE Out-of-Band Security Update and Various Optional Updates Now Available

    The out of band Internet Explorer security update released in March for full Windows is now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and WEPOS. In addition the March 2010 Optional Updates are now available for Windows® Embedded Point of Service (they are not applicable to POSReady...
  • Blog Post: A Bag Full of Updates are now Available on ECE

    A number of new updates are now available on the ECE for Windows® Embedded Point of Service and\or Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. These include: An Internet Explorer Out-of-band Security Update 978207 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Redistribution of Visual C++ Service Pack 1 This supplemental...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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