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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    June 2013 Security Updates are on MyOEM for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

    Posted By Windows Embedded Team

    The June 2013 Security Updates are now available on MyOEM for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3 and Windows® Embedded Standard 2009.

    The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 2009:

    • KB 2804576 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Spoofing

    The list below applies to both Windows XPe SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009:

    • KB 2804577 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Spoofing
    • KB 2829361 - Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation Of Privilege
    • KB 2820197 - Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits
    • KB 2838727 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
    • KB 2839229 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Information Disclosure

    This download includes cumulative database updates for the Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 product development databases. The database updates incorporate all security updates from prior months; therefore you do not need to install previous security database updates. The new updates included in this download can be applied directly to runtime images. The componentized versions of these update for updating the database will be included in next month’s security update release.

    If you have questions on accessing MyOEM, please email the OEM Customer Communications Care Team at OEM@microsoft.com.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Avis ‘Select and Go’: Empowering a mobile staff with agile technology solutions

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
    Technical Program Manager

    Hello from //Build/! This week, the Windows Embedded team is in San Francisco with several thousand developers to talk about the Windows platform – this includes showcasing the opportunity to build rich, connected, immersive app experiences on industry-specific hardware using the latest Microsoft tools and technologies. We wanted to showcase for you some of the highlights that focus on Windows Embedded solutions, and dive into one of the demonstrations that was highlighted in Steve Guggenheimer’s keynote address: the Avis demonstration.

    With its strategic focus on mobility, Avis believes their staff needs to be as mobile and connected as their customers.  Many of you today are already using the Windows Phone 8 app provided from Avis to reserve, upgrade and manage your rental experience. It’s an awesome app, and I use it all the time. But that’s just the beginning…

    On the stage Guggenheimer showcased an HP Elitepad 900 tablet, running Windows Embedded 8 Industry and the Avis ‘Select and Go’ app.  This tablet was also using the recently announced HP Retail Jacket, which includes a mag stripe reader and bar code scanner. While not currently a device in use by Avis, its Atom processor, SSD, Gorilla glass, great battery life and support for industry-specific peripherals enable this device to be well-suited for a roaming retail employee. 

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Amana: Showcasing Kinect for Windows and Windows Embedded in retail

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
    Sr. Technical Product Marketing Manager

    With Microsoft Build Developer’s Conference (//Build/) running at full speed, we wanted to share some information about a compelling demo solution shown on the show floor featuring Kinect for Windows and Windows Embedded 8 Industry in an engaging in-store experience developed for the Amana brand.

    The demo uses Kinect for Windows to track when a user physically interacts with the appliance, and to provide them with valuable information on the specific appliance they are touching. The concept is to enable a new, simple way for customers to interact and engage with home appliances on the sales floor, bringing features and benefits of each appliance to virtual life and driving purchasing decisions via simple gestures.

    The Amana solution showcases the opportunity for developers to build rich app experiences on industry-specific hardware using the latest Microsoft tools and technologies. Specifically, it illustrates how developers can design not only beautiful Kinect for Windows-enabled experiences, but also targeted experiences unique to the retail setting with the Windows Embedded platform.

    About the solution

    From a hardware standpoint, the Amana demo is a complete 8' vignette that encompasses an Amana refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and microwave mounted in a cabinet with Kinect for Windows sensors positioned to capture customer and product interaction. One sensor is directed to where the customer interacts with appliances via a digital catalog projected on a large display; the other is pointed at the point of product interaction.

    When a customer walks up to the experience, the application knows they are there and greets them with a friendly, eye-catching introductory screen. From there, the customer can navigate through the Amana catalog simply by gesturing and learn about a variety of features, such as appliance energy efficiency, easy-to-use options and more ways to save water, energy and money. All of this functionality is powered by Windows Embedded.

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    Developing intelligent, connected industry device solutions with Windows Embedded

    Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
    Technical Program Manager

    Today at the Microsoft Build Developer’s Conference (//Build/) the Windows Embedded team reached the next milestone in our product roadmap by building on Windows Embedded 8 – the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview. This is a significant platform update to the Windows Embedded portfolio, furthering our engineering alignment and release schedule with Windows. We can’t wait for you to try it out.

    As many of you know, //Build/ is all about developing Windows solutions using the latest tools and platforms. The Windows Embedded team has had an amazing year, shipping Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Embedded 8 Industry and Windows Embedded 8 Pro, as well as Windows Embedded Compact 2013. With the Windows Embedded 8 wave of releases, our portfolio extended alignment with the Microsoft tools you’re using today to develop apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – platforms like Visual Studio, tools like XAML and Expression Blend, and frameworks like .NET that support rich, immersive, cloud-connected app experiences. When combined with a range of beautiful hardware, Windows solutions are better than they have ever been.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Program empowers enterprises with direct access to Windows Embedded 8 technology

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    In March, we marked a major milestone for enterprises, OEMs and our entire ecosystem: the general availability of Windows Embedded 8. Today Microsoft took the second step as part of our commitment to help enterprises capitalize on Microsoft’s devices and services strategy by harnessing the power of Windows throughout intelligent systems. Now, enterprises can access specific versions of Windows Embedded 8 directly from Microsoft. The new volume licensing options for specific versions of Windows Embedded 8 offer enterprises the opportunity to upgrade their Windows Embedded software to Windows Embedded 8 Industry, seamlessly and affordably, without upgrading their devices. It also allows enterprises to unlock powerful enterprise features in their devices already running on Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

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