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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: 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: Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Support Ends October 12, 2010

    We wanted to remind you, as noted on the Lifecycle page , support for Windows Embedded Point of Service RTM ends with the October 12, 2010 Patch Tuesday release. To continue receiving updates, Service Pack 3 for Windows Embedded for Point of Service (SP3) must be installed. This SP3 update was released...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installer failure on WEPOS 1.1 SP3 devices

    Some WEPOS 1.1 SP3 users have reported that .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 may fail to install successfully on WEPOS 1.1 SP3. And, the user may see the error “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 has encountered a problem during setup. Setup did not complete correctly.” The cause of this issue is WIC (Windows Imaging...
  • 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: Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM Nearing Retirement

    Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM is a SKU based on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, and has utilized XP SP2 updates for servicing. Support for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 retired after the July, 2010 updates, however Windows Embedded for Point of Service RTM support does not...
  • 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: KB979906, a .Net Security Update, may fail to install on Windows Embedded for Point of Service Minimum Configuration

    MS10-041 , Vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework Could Allow Tampering may fail to install on a Windows Embedded Point Of Service Minimum configuration.  Extracting the package and then running the .msp manually will successfully install this update. Manually Installing KB979906 Manually extract...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: Installing .NET 3.0 or 3.0 SP1 on Windows Embedded Point Of Service 1.1 SP3

    When installing .NET 3.0 or .NET 3.0 SP1 from the Download Center onto a Windows Embedded Point of Service 1.1 SP3 system setup fails with the following errors: SETUP.EXE Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 has encountered a problem during setup. Setup did not complete correctly MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK...
  • 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: Windows Updates for WEPOS 1.x

    If you have a WEPOS 1.x system and have turned on Automatic Updates or reviewed the Express Updates option on update.microsoft.com, you may have noticed that the only update you see offered is XP Pro SP3. In this article, we’ll give you some background on why this is happening, and what you can do to...
  • Blog Post: Product Lifecycle: What is it? What does it mean to me? (or… “Gina, are your eyes okay?”) Part Deux

    If you follow the Windows Embedded blog , you may have seen a similar posting about the Embedded Windows products. This is a shameless knock-off of that blog article re-purposed to cover the WEPOS and POSReady products… What it is: Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy is the Microsoft standard for product...
  • Blog Post: Next version of WEPOS is just around the corner....

    The next version of Windows Embedded for Point of Service is just around the corner. In addition to new functionality, this update carries a new name. Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. We are very excited to launch POSReady 2009 at NRF: Retail’s BIG Show on January 10-14 in NYC. If you are...
  • Blog Post: Managment tools may require WMI Namespace to be recreated after SP3 update

    If you use the management tools that are dependent upon WMI (such as posdm.exe), the WMI namespaces may need to be recreated after significant OS updates (such as applying SP3). A temporary fix, can be done by choosing the repair option from the installer; however, the recommended fix, in order to avoid...
  • Blog Post: SMS: Distinguishing WEPOS From XP

    One common problem that arises when using SMS to manage WEPOS machines alongside XP machines is that there is no simple way for SMS to distinguish the two. Whenever a query is run that specifies XP machines, WEPOS machines will find themselves lumped in too. The following is a pair of methods that help...
  • Blog Post: New WEPOS & POS for .NET Training Course

    SJJ Embedded Micro Solutions, one of our Windows Embedded Partners, announced that they have put together a new training course: “Introduction to Windows Embedded for Point of Service / POS for .NET”. Their webpage states that "the course covers the fundamentals and features of WEPOS and POS for .NET...
  • Blog Post: WEPOS on a Panel PC

    An article on Windows For Devices talks about a new Panel PC from Belview Technologies that is available running WEPOS and substitutes a compact flash card for the standard slim-line disk drive. The device is called the PP6500 All-in-one Panel PC, and Belview says that it's perfect for Self-Service applications...
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