Posted By The Embedded Ninja
More and more frequently corporate users are finding themselves in need of a robust management solution for their Intelligent Systems. For example, managing thin client devices to ensure the right VDI or Citrix experience is becoming paramount. In terms of POS devices or interactive kiosks that take payment, managing software updates is a bar of entry for doing business in the world of PCI. And for other devices like those in an industrial scenario, keeping track of the “shift and drift” of an intelligent system ensures quality across the board.
For all of those scenarios and more, the newest System Center release offers a brilliant upside: It does away with the need for extra software to manage all kinds of embedded devices. Ben Smith, one of our Embedded Ninjas, offers a quick overview embedded-specific enhancements coming in Service Pack 1.
Many of the large enterprises we work with have implemented Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 on top of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to manage embedded devices. As you may have seen in the earlier System Center 2012 SP1 blog, with Service Pack 1, the capabilities of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will be extended to manage Windows Embedded-based thin clients, Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals, digital signage, kiosks, and others. This functionality means devices other than servers, desktops, and laptops can be managed by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 without requiring any additional software.
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Posted By Windows Embedded Team
On amd64 runtimes, ie4uinit.exe may crash during new user profile creation (when user logon for the first time).
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Posted By Phillip CaveSoftware Development Engineer
The introduction to this series on Embedded Agility summarized the transition and ongoing transformation of Windows Embedded to a delivery model based on Lean thinking. That first post outlined 3 basic tenets:
Now that we have defined our work and discussed making it visible, let’s dive into managing all that work in process.
We generally have enough work to do, so focus on finishing work in process before adding more work. The focus for releasing product is to complete user stories. Having a lot of stories started minimizes our effectiveness to complete them.
If this means having two team members working on one user story to complete it, then do that. Just because we have eight team members does not mean we start eight user stories. Think about applying our focus to finishing the work, not being busy. We can look very busy but get absolutely nothing done.
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**Updated 3/26/09 with preface
[The following article is authored by one of the Windows Embedded MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). Our MVPs have a heavy background in Embedded systems and are a great repository of information on Windows Embedded products. We’re providing this space on our team blog as a service to our readers by allowing MVPs to share some of their knowledge with the rest of the community.]
Disk Protection offers a lot of benefits in embedded scenarios. However, it does not come for free. Protecting a partition means shielding the content from all changes, which means undesired as well as desired changes. Due to this, complexity in maintaining the system increases.
Posted By Myriam Semery Windows Embedded BG Lead
With the popularity of the show “Mad Men,” I was thinking about how the world of advertising has changed. Long gone are the days of Don Draper and Peggy Olson pitching clients advertising campaigns using placards and static drawings. Today we live in a dynamic world of advertising where retailers have many channels at their disposal with which to interact with consumers and develop their brands.
This has caused the advertising agencies to evolve and in many ways think like software companies, and breed new terms like “interactive agency,” “digital content experts,” or, in the case of one of our key partners, Mood Media: “media specialists.” Mood Media lives at the intersection of design, environment and technology, creating point-of-purchase audio, video, and even scent-based retail solutions that make a meaningful connection and a personalized experience for customers.