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  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 2013 update release is now generally available

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Senior Product Manager We are pleased to announce that the update release to Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is now generally available. The release provides access to the new Visual Studio 2013 , with an updated platform builder and application builder. There will be also...
  • Blog Post: On stage at Embedded World: Windows Embedded

    The i-PAN7 by Keith & Koep GmbH, a compact and scalable industrial panel PC solution based on Windows Embedded Compact 2013. Posted By Partha Srinivasan Senior Product Manager Last week, during a presentation session at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, we provided more details...
  • Blog Post: Coming soon: Visual Studio 2013 and other updates to Compact 2013

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Senior Product Manager When we launched Windows Embedded Compact 2013 in June 2013 , we created an operating system platform well suited for creating small-footprint devices that provide silicon flexibility with real-time capabilities. We also updated the product with the...
  • Blog Post: Now available: Wi-Fi drivers for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

    Posted By Partha Srinivasan Senior Product Manager Since we launched Windows Embedded Compact 2013 , one of the key requests we’ve gotten has been around the availability of Wi-Fi drivers for the hardware platforms supported by the operating system. We have exciting news to share: One of our...
  • Blog Post: Hey Colin, I have this great idea for a small foot print device. What do I do next? A primer for new Windows Embedded Compact developers

    Posted By Colin Murphy Technical Product Manager What a great question! Just getting started is one of the hardest steps in a device-development scenario because there are just too many questions to answer all at once. I like to break it down into more manageable steps. If you’re just starting...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 7 achieves important security certification

    Posted By Colin Murphy Product Marketing Manager, Windows Embedded Wouldn’t you like robust security to protect your data communication from malicious intent? Well, of course you would, and most government and military organizations require Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Online Documentation Updates for July & August 2013

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team The July and August 2013 updates for the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 online documentation are now live on MSDN and CodePlex. These updates include the following highlights: New developer guides: Use the Sample Virtual Device (provided with Platform...
  • Blog Post: Creating a custom shell in Compact 2013

    Posted By Colin Murphy Technical Program Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded The shell you say! What is a shell, anyway? Typically a shell application manages the base user interface of the system including access to applications and files and the ability to configure the system. In the case...
  • Blog Post: The hard and soft facts behind ‘real time’

    Posted By Colin Murphy Technical Program Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded We’re excited by the prospects for Windows Embedded Compact 2013. Developers have been actively downloading the full toolkit since Microsoft announced the general availability in June. In a post to this blog...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact 2013: a developer’s perspective

    Posted By Colin Murphy Technical Program Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded What is Windows Embedded Compact 2013 ? It is just the latest, and of course greatest, version of Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Compact componentized OS, formerly known as Windows CE. Did you know that Microsoft...
  • 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: 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: Windows Embedded Compact Platform Builder

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager In a previous post, I discussed the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 announcement and a number of great new features in the OS and tools. With those posts, I received a number of questions about the tools. As you all know, Windows Embedded Platform builder (PB...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Technology Japan 2012

    Posted By John Boladian Marketing Director, Asia Pacific & Greater China Trade shows in Japan are often the highlight of the year for me. They’re run with the same precision as the rail networks; getting 40,000 people in and out of Yokohama’s Conference Center over 3 days requires...
  • Blog Post: Partner Spotlight: Toradex

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager Embedded OEMs and developers often struggle with how to bring up hardware to quickly begin work on their overall solutions. Often, product requirements limit platform options and require extensive development time and costs. Windows Embedded partner Toradex...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Compact v.Next uncovered

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager Woo hoo , it’s finally time to share more information about the upcoming release! First, the release now officially has a name: Windows Embedded Compact 2013. (I know that folks probably have questions around why we chose this name. We thoroughly considered...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the CEPC BSP in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager As the Windows Embedded Compact v.Next launch approaches, we will soon be posting detailed information about the Compact OS and tools, both Platform Builder (used for Board Support Packages (BSPs) as well as drivers) and the use of Visual Studio itself for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 to Support Windows Embedded Compact

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager At the recent Visual Studio launch event, it was confirmed that Visual Studio 2012 will once again include support for Windows Embedded Compact. Included in that support we’re targeting much of the newest compiler and tools functionality, most notable...
  • Blog Post: Understanding CEPC Boot Sequence in Windows Embedded Compact 7 – part 2

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager Welcome back! This is part 2 of Doug Boling’s great write-up on Understanding CEPC Boot Sequence in Windows Embedded Compact 7 . Last time we covered the PC boot sequence in detail. That provides the background for the Windows Embedded Compact specifics...
  • 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: Optimizing Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager Doug Boling recently hosted one of his regular webcasts on Optimizing performance and power on Windows Embedded Compact 7 and has graciously provided me with a companion article. Thanks Doug! There’s more information later in the article about how you...
  • Blog Post: Maximizing Internet Explorer in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager I’d like to welcome Doug Boling back as a guest blogger. Doug has another interesting topic this month, the customization of Windows Embedded Compact’s Internet Explorer for Embedded. As a quick introduction again, Doug has been working for many...
  • Blog Post: Creating and using a Virtual CEPC

    Posted By David Campbell Program Manager I’ve seen a number of questions in some of the forums about how to get started with Windows Embedded Compact from the perspective of running (hosting) the actual OS image created with Platform Builder (PB). PB makes it easy to design and create an embedded...
  • Blog Post: Is it time to grow up our device management ways?

    Posted By The Embedded Ninja Ninjas rarely let go of secrets of the universe. It’s universally looked down upon, much like the way a magician explains how he levitated himself or cut his girlfriend in half. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret – everyone has to grow...
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