December, 2013

Creating cloud-connected
"intelligent" elevators
with Microsoft Azure services
Introducing Microsoft
Azure Intelligent
Systems Service
How big data
creates new
marketing options
for retailers
Enabling productivity
with the
Internet of Things



  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Creating modern style apps with the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld SDK

    Posted By Colin Murphy
    Product Manager

    With the recent announcement of the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld SDK, developers can now create modern style apps (videos below) as part of an overall app portfolio, targeting touch scenarios for the latest industry handheld devices. Windows Embedded 8 Handheld is Microsoft’s next-generation platform for handheld devices. Built on Windows Phone 8, Windows Embedded 8 Handheld shares the same core with the Windows 8 operating system so that users can enjoy a consistent, interactive and connected experience across PCs, tablets, and industry handheld devices. The Windows Embedded 8 Handheld SDK is integrated into Microsoft’s industry leading development tools, Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, and is a free SDK to help developers get started with their next-generation mobile line of business apps.



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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded 8 Handheld SDK now available

    Posted By Garrett Clarke
    Windows Embedded product manager

    Today, Microsoft takes another step towards helping our partners and customers capitalize on the promise of intelligent systems: the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld software development kit (SDK) is now available to developers.

    Built on Windows Phone 8, Windows Embedded 8 Handheld is the next generation of Microsoft’s platform for line-of-business enterprise handheld devices


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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Honk if you're Neanderthal! Tracing my roots with big data

    Posted By Valerie Olague
    Windows Embedded digital marketing lead

    Whenever I meet new people, I try to guess the part of the world that their ancestors came from. A combination of their appearance and their name leads me to a guess, and I must admit I’m pretty good at it, at least from a regional perspective. English vs. Irish vs. Scottish? Yes. Italian vs. Greek? Yes again. Chinese vs Japanese? Yes. Add in Korean and Vietnamese? Some of the time. Swedish vs. Danish? Never!

    With all this guessing going on, you can be sure that I also wonder about my own roots. My maiden name, Carras, is Greek (spelled Karras in Greece, since there is no ‘c’ in the Greek alphabet). On both sides, my parent’s parents immigrated to America from Greece. But what happened 500 years ago or more? And what makes Greek people Greek? It was only a matter of time before I sent a saliva sample to a DNA analysis company to tap into the power of big data to find out more about my maternal lineage. And find out, I did.


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  • Windows Embedded Blog

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

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

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

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

    • KB 2900986 - Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
    • KB 2888505 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
    • KB 2862152 - Vulnerability in DirectAccess could allow security feature bypass
    • KB 2876331 - Vulnerability in Windows Graphics Device Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution
    • KB 2868626 - Vulnerability in Digital Signatures Could Allow Denial of Service

    This download is a cumulative update which incorporates all updates from prior months, for the current year. The componentized updates for October 2013 are included with this update. Therefore you do not need to download and install previous monthly updates.

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


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