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Dell joins Microsoft in celebrating the announcement of Windows Embedded 8 general availability. Read more on the Direct2Dell blog.
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Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing and Business Development
This week marks a major milestone for Windows Embedded and intelligent systems. Microsoft Windows Embedded’s senior product manager David Wurster has details.
The day is finally here: Windows Embedded 8 products are generally available, and our OEM partners can start shipping their Window 8-based edge devices to customers. Bringing Windows Embedded 8 to edge devices is an important milestone as the role of edge devices and intelligent systems continue to transform the way business gets done.
On March 20, we announced the immediate availability of Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Pro to our OEM partners, and that Windows Embedded 8 Industry will be available to OEMs the week of April 1 (no joke). Enterprise customers will have the ability to add additional functionality to their edge devices through Volume Licensing starting July 1.
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Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager
Today we announced the general availability of the Windows Embedded 8 family of products. You can read more about that announcement here.
I’ve been involved in a lot of launches at Microsoft over the years, but to me, this feels like something more. As the promise of a world of connected devices and the Internet of Things accelerates, enterprises have the unparalleled opportunity to capture, analyze and act on data throughout their organization with intelligent systems.
Windows Embedded 8 is set to be a catalyst for this acceleration, coupling the power of Windows 8 technologies on edge devices with the full software and services stack from Microsoft behind them. Now applications designed to work on a range of industry devices can deliver modern, rich experiences, while leveraging the power of technologies stretching all the way back to the cloud. Imagine the possibilities.
Caption: Video: Kevin Dallas talks with GigaOm’s Adam Lesser about new possibilities for the enterprise with Windows Embedded 8.
Posted By Pavel BanskyProgram Manager
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. The device is inactive, waiting for someone to reboot it. This is not just pretty lame; it might hurt your service or your company if you allow it to happen.
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Posted By Guillaume EstegassyWindows 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 Retail Today" booth. Over 5,500 visitors came over the course of 4 days to attend demonstrations and presentations, and to marvel at amazing technological examples of what our partners can deliver with the power of Windows Embedded 8. Our major Japanese partners in the retail industry, Toshiba TEC, NEC and Fujitsu, also had a plethora of Windows Embedded solutions at their respective booths (or supermarket mockups!).
Visitors were particularly impressed with the number of demonstrations using the release preview of Windows Embedded 8 Industry. And in the case of Windows Embedded 8, touching is believing. The new generation of POS systems with their gesture-enabled, modern, rich Windows 8 applications made a positive impression on retail professionals.
One of the clear trends of the show was the prevalence of end-to-end cloud-based solutions for retail, many targeted at small- to mid-size retailers, who don’t have big IT investment capacity but want to benefit from the power of big data and the advances of technology previously only available to the bigger retailers. Smaller retailers interested in cloud-based solutions showed great interest in Windows Embedded combined with Windows Azure, and re-affirmed their need for flexibility, ease of deployment, device manageability and security.