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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    The Intern Perspective: Jordan Goldberg

    Posted By J.T. Kimbell
    Program Manager

    Just four years ago I got the chance to spend a summer as a Microsoft intern, which was an absolutely fantastic experience. This summer we have quite a few interns getting a similar experience on Windows Embedded. Jordan Goldberg’s post is the first in a series of blogs from those interns to let you learn more about their experiences, their projects for Windows Embedded, and Microsoft’s culture. We hope you enjoy reading about their experiences!

    Hello World! My name is Jordan, and I am an intern here on the Windows Embedded team. Today I would like to share the experience I have had here at Microsoft and how I’ve been given the opportunity to make an impact with my work. To start, let me introduce myself. I grew up in the “Great White North” -- Canada, or more specifically, the town of Caledon which is slightly Northwest of Toronto. I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Guelph and my interests range from playing guitar to practicing parkour to developing mobile and web solutions. This summer I have had the extreme pleasure of moving to the West Coast to complete an internship with Microsoft! For the past 8 weeks I have been working on developing a Windows Debugger Extension for the new Unified Write Filters feature in Embedded Standard 8; but I will delve more into this experience later.

    Experience at Microsoft

    Life here at Microsoft has been nothing short of remarkable. In the short time that I have been here Microsoft has announced the innovative Xbox Smart Glass platform, unveiled the highly anticipated Windows Phone 8 and revealed the ultra-secret Microsoft Surface; I can proudly say that I am working for one of the most exciting tech companies in the world! On top of this, the Redmond campus is absolutely breathtaking. Being surrounded by snowcapped mountains, green vegetation and sprawling forests makes the commute to work each day a treat. And with a population of over 40,000 Microsofties, the campus feels more like a city than a corporate headquarters!

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    June 2012 Feature Update for Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is on ECE

    Windows Embedded POSReady 7 June 2012 Feature Update. This update contains the following out-of-band application:

    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package for Windows Embedded POSReady 7
      • The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ 2010 SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2010 SP1 installed.

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    New June 2012 Feature Updates for Windows Embedded Standard 7 Are Now on ECE

    This update contains the Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 June 2012 Help Content Update:

    • Cumulative help content update for the Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 toolkit. In addition to bug fixes and general improvements, help topics for the following Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 packages are included in this update: 

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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Installing both April 2012 and June 2012 WES09IE7WMP11 security updates results in duplicate Primitive:Shlwapi component in the database

    If both April 2012 WES09IE7WMP11 and June 2012 WES09IE7WMP11 security updates have been installed, there is a bug that causes duplicate "Primitive: Shlwapi" components in the database which may prevent successful image creation. The following workaround steps should be performed on machines used for creating images.

    Workaround steps:

    1. Open Component Database Manager.
    2. Select Packages tab.
    3. Under Available packages, select Windows Embedded Standard 2009 with IE7 and WMP11 Security Update KB975713 (Version 1.0,R1).
    4. Click Delete Package, then confirm by clicking Yes.
    5. Reinstall June 2012 WES09IE7WMP11 security update WindowsEmbeddedStandard09IE7WMP11-June2012-x86-ENU.exe.

    Steps to verify the workaround fix:

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    Optimizing Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7

    Posted By David Campbell
    Program Manager

    Doug Boling recently hosted one of his regular webcasts on Optimizing performance and power on Windows Embedded Compact 7 and has graciously provided me with a companion article. Thanks Doug! There’s more information later in the article about how you can sign up for these webcasts so please do join us for the monthly sessions.

    Embedded hardware is slow. It’s designed that way. Unlike Personal Computers which are sold to customers who are dazzled by high gigahertz numbers and massive hard disks, embedded customers buy a widget that does something. If the widget does something well that’s all that matters, so the manufacturer of that widget is going to use the slowest (and often least expensive) hardware possible to implement that widget. This is one requirement that makes embedded software so challenging to write. Embedded software must have great performance so that the hardware can be as inexpensive as possible.

    In this blog post, I will review some of the techniques for system design that can improve performance, and as a consequence, the power consumption of a system. I’ll also cover some lower level application driver characteristics that can lower power consumption directly.

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