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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Intelligent Systems on Parade at TechDays

    Posted By Myriam Semery
    Windows Embedded BG Lead

    This was my fourth year participating in the TechDays France event with the Windows Embedded team. It’s been great to witness the event evolve and grow each year. In fact, Microsoft estimates that over 17,000 visitors attended this year.

    The theme for our booth this year was around retail and hospitality. Windows Embedded extends Windows technologies to intelligent systems. Windows Embedded is already well installed and known in the retail industry and works with key technological partners, such as IER, Acrelec, Improveeze, IPM  and Itelios, that work with most of the key retailers in France to deliver intelligent systems and seamless, personal retail experiences to customers. We invited our partners to demonstrate the exciting and innovative work they have created using Windows Embedded. These solutions offer a perspective to retailers and new experiences for the customers. Take a look.

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    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.

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    Guidelines for Using Templates and Application Support Modules in Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell
    Program Manager

    Building on the news that a release preview of Windows Embedded 8 Standard is available, we thought it was time to take a closer look at image creation. We’ve asked Dave Massy, Senior Program Manager on Windows Embedded Standard, to share some helpful guidelines on and efficient use of templates and Application Support Modules.

    Windows Embedded 8 Standard provides two flexible ways to define parts of the system you are building for reuse from the toolkit. This allows you to build operating system (OS) images more efficiently as you can define an aspect of the image you are building and make it available to use again and share with others.

    I wanted to cover Templates and Application Support Modules that are provided with Windows Embedded 8 Standard and how you can include your own and build a library of reusable steps for building an operating system image.

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    January 2013 Optional Updates are on ECE for XPe SPE3 and Standard 2009

    The January 2013 Optional Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows® XP Embedded SP3 and Windows® Embedded Standard 2009.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded XPe SP3 and Standard 2009:
    •KB2786556 - This update solves an issue where a license error may occur during logon, when KB2724453 is applied in the target designer toolkit to create the runtime image..

    If you have questions on accessing the ECE, please email MS Mobile & Embedded Communications Feedback & Support, ECE@microsoft.com.

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    Culture of “Done”

    Posted By Phillip Cave
    Software Development Engineer

    Simplicity. Why do we, in general, get so hung up on getting stuff done?

    There are a few things that I wish everyone could experience. One of them is driving on the autobahn in a Porsche 911 at over 200km/hour (or, if you are like my colleague Dave Kelley, an Audi R8). If that wish came true, then I would not be stuck behind slow drivers in the fast lane. Just because the speed limit “suggests” 65 or 75 does not mean I want to be behind you wishing you would stop hogging the far-left passing lane. (The key word is PASSING, and I mean pass within the next hundred feet, NOT miles; pass and move over, don’t police me. Thus, I love the autobahn. Germans know how to drive.)

    Another wish is for all people in the software world to experience living and succeeding at a product company startup.

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