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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Transforming Retail Therapy

    Posted By Simon Francis
    Solutions Specialist

    On a recent trip to New York, I took a couple of hours out of the schedule to enjoy some Fifth Avenue “Retail Therapy”…please don’t tell my boss….

    It is difficult in my line of business not to notice the differences in retail experiences, and how they can be improved. In this occasion a particular example came to mind, I would call this “Don’t Leave Me!!”

    One large clothing store was on the itinerary. I really like this brand and I am a regular customer. However, on this visit I looked at what is a fairly typical situation from a “Why isn’t this better?” viewpoint. I selected the trousers (pants; I’m from the UK) I wanted, in my size and headed for the changing rooms. It was a wintery day, so after entering the cubicle I removed my coat, assembled my precious earlier purchases in the corner and got down to the business of trying the pants on.

    Wrong size—too short and too small around the waist to even close. Peeking my head out the door, I saw no assistant. Now I enter into what I call “Changing Room Dilemma”—how do I get the size I want?

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Using System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1 on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and POSReady 7 with File Based Write Filters

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell
    Program Manager

    Mark Gladding is one of our program managers at Windows Embedded. Mark is responsible for manageability of Embedded device. Since joining the team last March he has worked on the Windows Embedded 8 Pro product and delivered updates on a number of releases, such as Kinect for Windows, RDP8, .NET 4.5 support for Windows Embedded Standard 7, and POSReady 7. He found some time in his schedule to discuss Write Filters.

    This blog post is for using System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1 on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and POS Ready 7 with File Based Write Filters. You have the following configuration:

    • Windows Embedded Standard 7 or Windows Embedded POSReady 7
    • File Based Write Filters
    • System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 SP1 (SCEP 2012 SP1)

    You want to use File Based Write Filters (FBWF), and you want to make sure your device is always protected and up-to-date. How do you do that with the write filter enabled? More precisely, how do you protect the device with the write filter enabled and not lose your changes whenever the system reboots?

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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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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    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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