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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Moving to modern embedded platforms today

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    Businesses now have one year to migrate off of Windows XP; Microsoft will end support for the platform in April, 2014 including Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems. Windows Embedded product manager Cuong Pham explains the efficiency and security benefits of migrating to a modern Windows platform.

    As my colleagues over at Windows are reminding companies today, Windows XP’s support will end in April 2014, and businesses are moving to modern platforms like Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    From our perspective, that means that support is ending for Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems in 2014, too. (Windows XP Embedded will be supported through 2016; please see Microsoft Support Lifecycle for more information on support for other Windows Embedded platforms.) Businesses moving to modern platforms need industry devices such as thin clients, point of service (POS) devices, kiosks, digital signs, medical devices, automation devices and more, and expect them to be easy to deploy and manage based on familiarity, common tools, and integration with enterprise and IT assets. OEMs have the opportunity to build industry devices on Windows 7 and Windows 8 platforms using Windows Embedded 7 and Windows Embedded 8:

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded 8 Industry: A Modern OS for Industry Devices

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    On the heels of our recent release of the Windows Embedded 8 platform, we’re making another member of the Windows Embedded family available today — Windows Embedded 8 Industry. David Wurster, Microsoft Windows Embedded’s senior product manager, has details on how Windows Embedded has evolved beyond point-of-service (POS) systems in retail to do much more in the Windows 8 era.

    A couple of weeks ago, we announced the availability of Windows Embedded 8 Pro and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, bringing a modern OS with tons of capabilities to edge devices within intelligent systems.

    Building on that announcement, today we’re making available Windows Embedded 8 Industry. The name reflects a broad scope of possibilities to further expand the Windows Embedded 8 family across a range of industries and targeted intelligent system scenarios.

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded 8: A Developer’s Perspective

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    This week marks a major milestone for Windows Embedded and intelligent systems. Microsoft Windows Embedded’s senior product manager David Wurster has details.

    The day is finally here: Windows Embedded 8 products are generally available, and our OEM partners can start shipping their Window 8-based edge devices to customers.  Bringing Windows Embedded 8 to edge devices is an important milestone as the role of edge devices and intelligent systems continue to transform the way business gets done. 

    On March 20, we announced the immediate availability of Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Pro to our OEM partners, and that Windows Embedded 8 Industry will be available to OEMs the week of April 1 (no joke). Enterprise customers will have the ability to add additional functionality to their edge devices through Volume Licensing starting July 1. 

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    Windows Embedded 8 Industry Release Preview now part of the Windows Embedded 8 family

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    It’s an exciting week in New York for our Windows Embedded team, who are on hand at the National Retail Federation Convention & EXPO to announce a brand-new product release preview. Windows Embedded senior product manager David Wurster has details.

    In October 2012, we announced our road map for the Windows Embedded 8 family of products by sharing availability dates for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8 Pro, and introducing you to Windows Embedded 8 Industry.

    • Windows Embedded 8 Standard is a modular version of Windows 8 with additional technologies to enable industry device scenarios. A Windows Embedded 8 Standard Release Preview is now available.
    • Windows Embedded 8 Pro is the full version of Windows 8 that we'll be bringing through the Embedded channel.
    • Windows Embedded 8 Industry is a fixed configuration solution featuring additional technologies to enable industry device scenarios. Windows Embedded 8 Industry is the new name for our Windows Embedded POSReady product. The reason for the change is that we see the capabilities of this operating system fitting into a much larger number of device categories than just point-of-service.

    All Windows Embedded 8 products will be available in the first half of 2013 and will enable our OEM partners to create differentiated devises that will utilize the rich, immersive and multi-touch customer experience to delight users and help them extend the intelligence of their information technology systems.

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    Windows Embedded 8 Handheld joins the Windows Embedded 8 family

    Posted By Barb Edson
    General Manager, Marketing and Business Development

    This week in New York, we’re rolling out the newest member of our Windows Embedded family, and it’s a complete re-imagining of what an enterprise mobile device should be. D’Arcy Salzmann, senior product manager for Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, has details.

    At the end of 2011, Kevin Dallas, general manager of Windows Embedded, shared with our customers and partners that the next generation of Windows Embedded Handheld would be based on Windows 8 technology. This past October, we provided more details when we published our updated Windows Embedded road map, noting that the new platform is built on Windows Phone 8 and would be called Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, and we promised that more details would be available in January.

    Today at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & EXPO, our team is taking the covers off of Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, introducing our device hardware partners, and showcasing the next generation of mobile line-of-business application experiences with one of our launch customers, showing how Windows Embedded 8 Handheld devices help them deliver on the promise of intelligent systems.

    Microsoft and mobile devices for industry have a long and successful history together. Starting with Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, Microsoft mobile platforms today power mobile devices in all industries, helping businesses and governments deliver secure mobile productivity in stores, warehouses, delivery fleets, ports, hospitals, and airplanes. Devices from Microsoft’s hardware partners ensure customers have durable, secure, and reliable connectivity to enterprise systems, allowing them focus on their business, whether inside their showrooms, on the road, at the jobsite or at their customers.

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