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Posted By Jeff WettlauferSr. Technical Product Marketing Manager
With the release of Windows Embedded 8.1 and our alignment to the Windows code base, a significant amount of new capability and tools are now available. In a recent blog, we talked about management for Windows Embedded; in this post, we’ll focus on deployment.
In the past, deployment for Windows Embedded products was, well, different. There were different tools, processes and procedures for standing up a master image of Windows Embedded. With 8.1, organizations can now use tools like the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
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Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing and Business Development
At Microsoft, we’ve been talking about—and creating technologies around--the Internet of Things for years, but occasionally, we’re reminded how rapidly this market is evolving. My colleague Kevin Dallas recently commented about the mixed-bag news that the term “Internet of Things” is now listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The downside of this pop-culture milestone is that the OED still calls the technology “proposed.”
Barcelona is considered by many to be a world-class “smart city,” powered by Microsoft technologies. Read more on the CityNext website.
That would be news to the hundreds of enterprises across major industries already realizing value from the vast promise of the Internet of Things, by deploying intelligent devices as part of intelligent systems. Many businesses have been reaping the benefits for several years, and as these technologies continue to mature, the possibilities seem ever-more limitless; lately, exciting opportunities have been emerging in the burgeoning field of “smart cities.”
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Posted By Pranish KumarGroup Program Manager, Windows Embedded Automotive
Since the mid 90’s, car makers and technology vendors have been searching for ways to help drivers become better connected and to enrich the in-car infotainment experience – a concept that’s epitomized by the connected car.
Much of the technology to create connected cars is currently in place. And millions of evolved vehicles are already on the road. Yet these are a mere shadow of what’s ultimately possible through the collective power of technological breakthroughs like the cloud, machine learning, natural language processing and data analytics.
At Microsoft we have a clear vision for the driving experience of tomorrow and how it could impact our day-to-day lives. And as we set out to develop the future automotive platform we discovered that it was more than building a connected car. We need a car which adapts to each user, knows our behaviors, understands that driver’s workload and delivers high value services; we need an intelligent car.
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Posted By Partha SrinivasanProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL Products
Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems (binary identical to Windows Server 2012 R2) is now available for all of our Embedded Direct OEMs to license with all 19 languages available for electronic download.
OEMs license the Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems to build and ship server appliances that provide improved performance, hybrid cloud-service capabilities and innovative storage options for building robust, industry-class server appliances used in a number of industrial devices, such as PACS machines in hospitals, store servers in retail stores, historian servers in manufacturing plants, and are a key enabler in developing intelligent system architectures. Please read the previous blogs to get more information on some of the advantages the new product offers in terms of high availability, recovery and storage management features, and talk to your Microsoft sales representative for more details.
Haven’t had an opportunity to evaluate the product? The release preview for Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems is still available to evaluate the fully cloud-ready operating system. Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems will be generally available on November 1; you can learn more here.
Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager, Windows Embedded
Getting time with Windows Embedded’s OEM engineering lead John Coyne can be a feat in itself, but Avnet’s Steve Gereb managed to lock him down for this interview published last week on their Intelligent System blog.
It’s worth a read for anyone looking to build devices and services with Windows Embedded 8.1. Coyne talks about some of the technical advantages of the new, modern OS, how to work within Windows 8.1 product activation procedures, and how the new world of Windows Embedded allows developers to light up a new solution in as little as 45 minutes. Check it out!