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October, 2012

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    How a Mouth Guard Can Save a Life

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell
    Program Manager

    If you want to get me excited, talk to me about sports. Ask me to play some pickup basketball, to watch some American football, or nerd out with a computer game like Football Manager. The competition, strategy, and feats of athleticism found in sports just seem to tickle my fancy. I can’t wait for my children to get old enough to compete, so they can get the experiences and life lessons that sports teach so well.

    But there’s a cloud hanging over many team sports: concussions and the serious impact they can have on the well-being of athletes. The issue has been discussed for years, but articles like the one written by Malcom Gladwell in 2009, and the increasing awareness of former athletes who commit suicide after head injury, have brought the discussion to the forefront of the sporting world. The link between contact sports, especially football, and brain damage are real, and are concerning for younger children and teenagers. I love football…but do I want my son to play it in high school? We’ll see, but I never would have had questioned this just ten years ago.

    I’m not the only one who’s concerned; many smart people are trying to find ways to allow athletes to continue on in these sports while greatly minimizing the risk. From better helmets to stricter rules in youth sports, we’re seeing advancements. Ultimately, I think the best ideas will be those that take advantage of modern technology, which is getting cheaper, faster and smaller every year.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    September 2012 Optional Updates are on ECE for WEPOS and POSReady 2009

    The September 2012 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for WEPOS and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded POSReady 2009:

    • KB2755802 - This update fixes an issue with POS for .NET v1.12, where POS for .NET v1.12 crashes when using .NET 4.0.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.
    • KB2758314 - This update installs the Group Policy Update Utility, gpupdate.exe.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.

    The list below applies to WEPOS 1.1:

    • KB2758314 - This update installs the Group Policy Update Utility, gpupdate.exe.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Get in SYNC with Microsoft for Ford's Random Acts of Fusion Campaign

    Posted By Chris Elliott
    Senior Marketing Communications Manager

    Believe it or not, Joel McHale, Ryan Seacrest and I have more in common than just our dashing good looks. We’re all part of Ford’s Random Acts of Fusion campaign promoting the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion.

    Ford recently held a contest to bring one lucky person to Joel’s hometown of Seattle to see all the sites. The winner, Kristina from Stillman Valley, Illinois, cruised around the Emerald City in a new Fusion and even got a behind the scenes tour of Microsoft—Ford’s technology partner in developing Ford SYNC. I was on-hand to welcome Kristina and her friend to our campus, show off our fabled Garage and show them the some of the main benefits of Ford SYNC, on a bright and sunny day—clearly it doesn’t rain here all the time.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    September 2012 Optional Updates are on ECE for WES7 and POSReady7

    The September 2012 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1:

    • KB2654644 - This is a USB driver update rollup which includes the latest Embedded USB boot drivers.  Note that KB2533552 is a pre-requisite for this KB.
    • KB2721923 - This update fixes an issue with the Registry Filter, where it does not take the customer registry setting correctly.
    • KB2728894 - This update fixes an issue with the Dialog Filter, where occasionally customer applications stop responding due to a conflict in the Dialog Filter.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded POSReady 7:

    • KB2755802 - This update fixes an issue with POS for .NET v1.12, where POS for .NET v1.12 crashes when using .NET 4.0.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.
    • KB2654644 - This is a USB driver update rollup which includes the latest Embedded USB boot drivers.  Note that KB2533552 is a pre-requisite for this KB.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.
    • KB2721923 - This update fixes an issue with the Registry Filter, where it does not take the customer registry setting correctly.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.
    • KB2728894 - This update fixes an issue with the Dialog Filter, where occasionally customer applications stop responding due to a conflict in the Dialog Filter.  Volume Licensed customers can download this KB from the Download Center.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    A Close-up Look at Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
    Technical Program Manager

    Hey everyone, if you have been following industry platform news over the past few weeks, you might have seen the news about Windows Server 2012 being released. This is a significant release for us here at Microsoft, and as many of you who read this blog know, there is also a version of Windows Server 2012 for embedded systems. My name is Jeff Wettlaufer, and I am excited to bring my blogging efforts over from the System Center group, joining the Windows Embedded Marketing team. I have recently returned to Microsoft from a year at RES Software, and in my new role with WEM as a Technical Program Manager I am primarily responsible for the technical product management of Windows Embedded Compact, but also Windows Server for Embedded Systems, SQL embedded, Windows Embedded Device Management and of course Windows Embedded demonstrations. You can expect to hear from me on these areas and more in the coming months as I get unpacked and settled into this amazing team.

    We thought it might be worth a post to let you know a little more about what the server platform means to the Windows Embedded business, and provide you some highlights of the (huge) list of new capabilities. So, here goes……..

    Many of us think of servers locked up in datacenters in the corporate world, or more recently in large deployments - servicing cloud offerings like Outlook.com, XBOX Live, Office 365, Dynamics and even Windows Azure. While all of these are true, and great examples of Windows Server 2012 deployments, from an embedded perspective, we have other applications. I want to provide you an overview of Windows Server 2012 for embedded systems using 3 simple buckets:

    • One Trusted Platform
    • Fits with your needs
    • Extends intelligence for increased business opportunity

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