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August, 2013

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    New Board Support Packages available for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

    Posted by Colin Murphy
    Product Marketing Manager, Windows Embedded

    To BSP or not to BSP: That is the question! Okay, maybe not so much. You need a BSP, or Board Support Package, if you are going to make a small-footprint device, even a “virtual device” and, as such, Windows Embedded Compact 2013 hits the ground running with three BSPs in the box:

    1. CEPC or “Compact Embedded Personal Computer” allows for the creation of a Compact-based device on both real and virtual PC hardware. Find out more about this BSP here.
    2. G-Series from AMD is an x86 processor based platform from AMD, and I have an AMDY-7002 to play with, myself. To find out more about this BSP, you can find its particulars right beside the CEPC in MSDN here.
    3. OMAP 4470 from Texas Instruments works with a super-cool developer kit called the Blaze 2 Tablet and I am also lucky enough to have one in my possession that will not be given up without a fight! This BSP is also documented close by the other two here.

    While these are great BSPs, Windows Embedded Compact relies on its partners to fill out the BSP landscape and enable even more hardware options.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Leverage the power of Windows Embedded 8.1

    Posted By Cuong Pham
    Product Manager, Windows Embedded

    Today, the Windows team shared that we have started releasing Windows 8.1 to our hardware partners, including Windows Embedded 8.1. This important and exciting milestone builds on the platform alignment we discussed during the release of Windows Embedded 8 by marking Microsoft’s first simultaneous release of Windows across devices – from the smallest tablets to the most lightweight notebooks to versatile 2-in-1s, as well as industry devices and intelligent systems for business

    In a previous blog, we shared that we would deliver updates to Windows Embedded 8, bringing the latest Windows 8.1 innovations to industry devices, in a number of areas: enhanced security, deeper lockdown control, expanded peripheral capabilities, better manageability, updated user experience, and improved connectivity and mobility.

    Today, we’d like to share with you how Windows Embedded 8 delivers value through industry devices:

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    New Dell quad core thin clients run Windows Embedded 8

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    Dell has just announced a breakthrough in cloud-client computing: The first-ever quad core thin client platform running Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

    The new machines feature the 64-bit Windows Embedded OS, powerful processors from AMD, quad core graphics capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures. Dell says its new Wyse D class and Z class thin clients are poised to change the game for industries like healthcare, retail and finance, in which secure, reliable, high-fidelity computing on portable devices and digital signage are mandatory.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    August 2013 Security Updates are on MyOEM for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    The August 2013 Security Updates are now available on MyOEM for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3 and Windows® Embedded Standard 2009.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 2009:

    • KB 2813347- Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Client Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2832407 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2835393 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2840628 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2847559 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution

    The list below applies to both Windows Embedded XPe SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009:

    • KB 2832411 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2833940 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2834886 - Vulnerability in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2834903 - Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Runtime Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2834904 - Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Runtime Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2840629 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2844285 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2850851 - Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2845187 - Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2849470 - Vulnerability in Remote Procedure Call Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
    • KB 2859537 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
    • KB 2862772 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
    • KB 2863058 - August 2013 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
    • KB 2850869 - Vulnerability in Unicode Scripts Processor Could Allow Remote Code Execution

    This download is a cumulative update which incorporates all updates from prior months, for the current year. The componentized updates for July 2013 are included with this update. Therefore you do not need to download and install previous monthly updates. The new updates included in this download can be applied directly to runtime images. The componentized versions of these update for updating the database will be included in next month’s security update release.

    If you have questions on accessing MyOEM, please email the OEM Customer Communications Care Team at OEM@microsoft.com.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Big Data and Charlie Brown

    Posted By Valerie Olague
    Americas Business Group Lead

    Only animal lovers could understand the bond I have with my dog, Charlie Brown, a pit bull/Chow mix that I found as a stray dog roaming my neighborhood eight years ago. My friends make fun of the human characteristics I attribute to Charlie, but those of us who believe in books such as The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein know that our companions are more than just pets. 

    So when Charlie developed a cyst on his back last month, I didn’t hesitate to pay for surgery to remove it. The veterinary clinic offered to throw in a free dental cleaning while he was under anesthesia and so it goes that during this cleaning, they found that Charlie had melanoma inside of his mouth. It turns out that the Chow genes that help color Charlie’s tongue purple also contributes to a higher rate of melanoma in canines. 

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