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  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact Shell Launcher

    Posted By Pavel Bansky Program Manager Welcome to the next article about Windows Embedded Compact. I want to describe you a situation and I’m sure you are familiar with it: You come across a digital signage device or point of sale terminal and there is an error code showing on the Windows desktop...
  • Blog Post: Augmented Reality Vending Machines, and Other Glimpses of the Future of Retail

    Posted By Guillaume Estegassy Windows Embedded BG Lead for Japan Earlier this month, we wrapped up a fantastic week at Retail Tech Japan (RTJ), celebrated on an incredibly warm Tokyo day. Equally warm was the reception from the press and the visitors to Microsoft’s "Delivering the Future of...
  • Blog Post: SQLite and Windows Embedded Compact

    Posted By Pavel Bansky Program Manager In today’s blog post I will look at a database for Windows Embedded Compact. Specifically I will look at SQLite which is becoming more and more popular, and compare it to good old SQL CE. SQLite is a public domain single file database, which doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list. There are so many cool new...
  • Blog Post: Europe says “Ciao” to the new Ford Fiesta with SYNC

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager The year is 1976. ABBA , Queen and Rod Stewart rule the airwaves, while “ Rocky ”and “ A Star is Born ” dominate at the box office. It was in 1976 that Ford first launched the Ford Fiesta —a small but...
  • Blog Post: Designing the Car Experience of the Future

    Posted By Kevin Dallas General Manager This week I had the opportunity to attend GigaOM Roadmap in San Francisco. Together with Ford, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC enabled vehicles shipped milestone. The conference theme was “connected design,” exploring...
  • Blog Post: Heavenly Dog food: Building a DVR with WinTV7

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Here on the Windows Embedded team, we try to do more than just build software, we also “ eat our own dog food ” and use our software for our everyday work and to emulate possible customer scenarios. Today I wanted to share with you the first post...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Supporting Applications with Unified Write Filter

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Hey everyone. You may have noticed posts were a bit sparser during the month of September as I was out on paternity leave spending time with my new little boy. However, I’m back and we’re ready to get the content flowing again. We’ve had...
  • Blog Post: The Intern Perspective: Explorer Interns

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Over the last two weeks you’ve had the chance to hear from our three Explorer interns and learn about them and their experiences. Now, you get to see what Meg , Colleen , and Andrew were working on all summer. Intern Cove Our first day of work...
  • Blog Post: The Intern Perspective: Andrew Buckley

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager It’s time to meet the last of our three Explorers, Andrew Buckley, who will tell us about his experience this summer and how it was similar and differed from Meg and Colleen’s . Look for a post from all three of them at the end of this week telling...
  • Blog Post: The Intern Perspective: Colleen Forbes

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Earlier this week you had the chance to meet Meg . Now you get to meet the 2 nd of 3 Explorer interns I coached as a PM this summer: Colleen Forbes . Who am I? Microsoft is a big company. It is so big it can’t fit in one country alone and employs...
  • Blog Post: The Intern Perspective: Meg Quintero

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager We continue our series of posts from Windows Embedded interns with the first of our 3 Explorer Interns that I had the privilege of coaching this summer. What’s an Explorer Intern? These interns don’t spend their whole summer in one of the three Software...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Agility – Make All Work Visible – Part 2

    Posted By Phillip Cave Software Development Engineer Last time I presented the first part of this post. In this post I dive deeper into making work visible and discuss the pragmatic application of it. The introduction to this series on “Embedded Agility” summarized the transition and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Ford roll into gdgt Live! Seattle

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager This week, we’re bringing Ford SYNC , powered by Microsoft, to the Emerald City as part of gdgt Live! Seattle . And we want to share the fun with you while we’re at it. On Thursday August 16, we’re going social for...
  • Blog Post: Understanding CEPC Boot Sequence in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager He’s back! Doug Boling has once again supplied us with a great write-up for those who missed his July webcast. The topic will be a two-part post. In the first part, Doug details an overview of the three CEPC boot loaders as well as the boot sequence on...
  • Blog Post: The Intern Perspective: Arijit Choudhury

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager A lot of our summer interns are wrapping up their experiences here at Microsoft, so you’ll be seeing several more of these posts in the next few weeks. In this post Arijit Choudhury , an SDE intern, tells you about his experience and work this summer. ...
  • Blog Post: Devices and "The Cloud", Part 4

    Posted By Robert Peterson Sr. Product Manager We have been talking about the cloud and ways embedded device OEMs can benefit – but let’s specifically look at why Windows Azure is a great fit. Only Microsoft can provide a familiar, complete solution to help your business from device to...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Agility – Make All Work Visible – Part 1

    Posted By Phillip Cave Software Development Engineer Last month I provided an overview of Agile software development in Windows Embedded and set the table for some great follow-up posts. In this post I dive deeper into defining work and the value of making it visible. The introduction to this series...
  • Blog Post: Updating Your Windows Embedded Standard 8 Devices

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager When thinking about the newest features or the things that may excite you about the next Windows Embedded release, servicing may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, as many of you know, servicing and managing your devices comprises a huge part...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Systems in Health

    Posted By Garrett Clarke Senior Business Development and Strategy Manager As many of my colleagues have mentioned in their blogs over the past few months, we are seeing an increasing trend from autonomous devices toward ones that are truly connected and part of a much broader ecosystem. This shift...
  • Blog Post: Devices and "The Cloud", Part 3

    Posted By Robert Peterson Senior Product Manager In my last post I talked about some scenarios where OEMs could expand their business (data analytics, services, solutions), yet those could all be hosted in their data center. So why use the cloud? Datacenters have to be built to support the highest...
  • Blog Post: Devices and "The Cloud", Part 2

    Posted By Robert Peterson Sr. Product Manager I recently posted about devices and the cloud and now want to delve deeper into how cloud computing can help OEMs drive new solutions for their business and help their customers. So let’s look at three scenarios involving Data Analytics, Services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Ford look further

    Posted By Chris Elliott Senior Marketing Communications Manager Go Further with Ford Trend Conference is becoming an annual pilgrimage for journalists and bloggers interested in learning more about Ford, its business plans, and its newest model lineup. This event at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn...
  • Blog Post: Keeping It Agile

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Recently I was lured into appearing in a video and asked to talk about the use of Agile in Windows Embedded. While I’m not an industry expert like Phil Cave is , I have got to see the changes in our organization firsthand as we make that move toward Agile...
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