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Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager
Ford SYNC powered by Microsoft is celebrating its 5th anniversary as a pioneer in vehicle connectivity system. Help us wish Ford SYNC a happy anniversary by tweeting your favorite SYNC feature and you could win an Xbox 360 with Kinect.
To celebrate this momentous milestone, Ford and Microsoft are participating in GigaOm Roadmap in San Francisco and the Seattle Auto Show, during which SYNC fans will be given the opportunity to enter our twitter contest to win one of five Xbox 360 with Kinect consoles. The contest kicks off today (now!) and you have two weeks to participate for the chance to win.
It’s easy to participate, whether you are able to attend either event or not. All you have to do is follow @MSFTWEB and tweet your favorite Ford SYNC feature some time during the two-week period using the #SYNC5 hash tag. We will announce the winners on Sunday, November 18, 2012 between 5 and 6 pm PT.
That’s all I have to do to win an Xbox 360?! You bet, easy as pie, or if you prefer, anniversary cake.
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Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager, Windows Embedded
On his blog, Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist Steve Guggenheimer announced the company has made available RTM builds for Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 through TechNet and MSDN, with Windows 8.1 Enterprise to follow later this month. The Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is also ready for download here.
As part of this move, today we are announcing that Windows Embedded 8.1 RTM and the Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems RTM builds are now available to MSDN subscribers. You can find the available bits here, and begin testing and evaluating the new release immediately. Learn more about what Windows Embedded 8.1 brings to the table in my recent blog post. You can also learn more about Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems through the recent Server blogs.
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Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager
In alignment with the recently announced general availability of Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Embedded is making Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Update available to customers and partners via Windows Update, Microsoft OEM Online and Volume Licensing Service Center. (Read news about that here, and also see this for further details.)
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Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager
When we launched Windows Embedded Compact 2013 in June 2013, we created an operating system platform well suited for creating small-footprint devices that provide silicon flexibility with real-time capabilities. We also updated the product with the latest tools and technologies by integrating with the latest Visual Studio (at the time, Visual Studio 2012), Compact .Net Framework 3.9 (based on .Net Framework 3.9), and a new compiler with better optimization, networking and cloud capabilities.
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Posted By Partha SrinivasanProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL Products
Today Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems becomes generally available.
We think this is going to become the product for purpose-built, next-generation, enterprise class server appliances. With this edition, enterprises and OEMs now have a lot more capabilities and a host of improvements they can leverage to enhance performance, save space and ensure nearly constant uptime.
For one thing, we’ve substantially improved the product’s virtualization capabilities. This is good news for OEMs in particular, who have been utilizing virtualization to consolidate the physical architecture of their solutions and improve the ROI of their products.
R2 also features a host of upgrades designed to improve performance in a day-to-day, real-world way. The time it takes to complete a live migration has been cut in half. We’ve increased data transfer rates to 10 gigabits per second, greatly enhancing speed. We’ve also added support for USB access in guess VMs, making it easier to perform software deployment and file management. These improvements will enable OEMs to offer better products to support real world scenarios where optimized load balancing and live migration are critical.
The combination of those two areas means that not only can you run a smaller number of server appliances, but you can do so at a higher capacity. This should result in some really interesting scenarios for operating high-performance solutions in reduced-space environments. Already we’ve seen our customer Lufthansa Systems develop a small-footprint server appliance for use in airplanes, to facilitate in-flight entertainment.