Our Compact 7 launch event at Microsoft Campus on Tuesday was very well attended, with most of the 80+ registered delegates arriving eventually despite a local traffic meltdown. Following Lorraine Bardeen's inspiring keynote, excellent sessions from ARM, Freescale, TI, UICentric and Captec were alternated with Compact 7 sessions from Direct Insight...
If you're wondering what the real deal is with the new version of Windows CE, and would like to hear from key stakeholders including ARM, Texas Instruments and Freescale
OEMs producing Kiosk-like devices, and hesitating to embrace Windows Embedded Standard 7 because they are forced to use the top-spec WS7P version, are not helped by the announcement of a new "SKU" (Stock Keeping Unit) to accompany WS7P and WS7E. Called WS7C, the latest SKU of Standard 7 has a mix of features aimed at [...]
A frequent question is "what are the differences between the two flavours of WES 7?" Fortunately there is...
In considering the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 and 2009, in the main, we're talking about the differences between Windows 7 and Windows XP on which the two are based, which are considerable. Windows 7 brings various new features, which may hold value depending on the nature of the embedded product under consideration. Let's look at some of the features [...]
What is it?: It's Windows 7 sliced and diced and, indeed, a little spiced up for use in embedded devices And it differs from Windows 7 how, exactly?: It's componentized, so it's smaller and can be booted from a solid state device. It has "embedded enabling features", plus its own tools to create and deploy [...]
We are now delighted to be running Microsoft's official 2-dayhands-on training course Building Embedded Devices with Windows Embedded Standard 7. Dates on the Windows Embedded training index page. The first two classes are at Microsoft, Reading - we hope to see you there...
The new Power-over-Ethernet standard IEEE 802.3at-2009, doubling the available power to 25W is interesting in that it greatly increases the number and type of in-premises applications that can be powered in this way. An Atom-powered processor board takes about 4W, which with the old system only left 9W max for a screen. Now that figure is [...]
There's now an MSDN subscription for users of Windows CE and Windows Embedded Standard. It's officially called "Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Embedded Subscription". It's an alternative way to acquire the required development tools (Platform Builder, Target Designer, etc), and a good deal for many users because you get absolutely everything. The toolkits [...]
That's the official name for the next version of Windows Embedded Standard. It's an all-new implementation of the componentized version of Windows for embedded use, which, as the name suggests, is based on Windows 7 rather than XPe as before. That means it doesn't necessarily replace WES 2009 in all applications, so as well as [...]