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Posted By Jeff WettlauferSr. Technical Product Marketing Manager
With the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Embedded 8.1, a new capability called Assigned Access has been introduced. This post will compare Assigned Access with the existing (and improved for 8.1) embedded lockdown features.
Assigned Access is a new feature offered in Windows 8.1 RT, Pro and Enterprise, and provides a way to enable a single Windows Store application experience on the device. Administrators can easily lock down a device through the PC settings by choosing a user profile and assigning a modern app to that profile.
When this is selected, the selected user account and app will be launched from boot (once authenticated). Assigned Access uses a pre-defined set of filters to block keyboard gestures, hardware buttons and system toast notifications to prohibit access to other apps or system settings. These cannot be changed, and the capability is restricted to one user and one modern (Windows 8 style) app.
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Posted By Kristin FlandreauWindows Embedded, Americas Business Group Lead
In my role working with Windows Embedded partners, I often get a front-row seat at the debut of some innovative intelligent-system solutions. This week, P97 Networks is launching a cool new cloud-based mobile commerce platform and site controller software at the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACs) show in Atlanta, Georgia. Their intelligent system, called PetroZone, is built on Windows Azure, Microsoft Dynamics and Windows Embedded technologies, and integrates with third-party point-of-sale, electronic payment and fuel control servers.
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Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager, Windows Embedded
We’ve been working hard in the past few months to deliver the Windows Embedded 8.1 update to our customers and partners. In June, we made available the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview and followed with the RTM in August. Our updated 8.1 platforms will be generally available on Oct. 17, simultaneously with the Windows 8.1 release.
Here’s a brief overview of the update strategy for Windows Embedded 8 with Windows Embedded 8.1:
Posted By Werner ReussWindows Embedded Business Lead for Germany and Eastern Europe
The POS and barcode were once the apex of retail technology. They allowed mega stores to balance enormous demand with adequate supply. Nowadays, whoever has the most intelligent system is able to balance fleets of stores--from production, through logistics, digital signage, and even consumption based on weather forecasting--all in real time…and…autonomously.
Posted By Windows Embedded Team
Last week on this blog, Pranish Kumar talked a little bit about Microsoft’s vision for the future of the automotive industry and what needs to happen for the connected car to flourish.
That vision is based in part on nearly two decades of elbow grease and experimentation, working with some of the leading car makers and suppliers to the automotive industry. We’d like to think that our history in technology—and our experience developing software for use in vehicles—gives us a bit of a unique perspective.