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1 05, 2013

Windows Embedded 8 Standard

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Embedded 8 Pro, and Windows Embedded 8 Industry have all now reached General Availability. Direct Insight can now ship devices built on these platforms to our customers to power the next generation of intelligent systems. As part of the launch, Microsoft has created a Windows Embedded 8 launch portal that [...]

5 10, 2012

What next for Windows CE / Compact 7?

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Compact 7, Compact vNext|0 Comments

Microsoft has begun to release details of the next version of Windows CE, planned for Q1 2013. A year ago, there was a certain amount of concern for the future of Windows CE, stemming from the dual announcements of Windows 8 on ARM, and a Windows Phone 8 built on the same Windows-on-ARM codebase replacing a Windows Phone [...]

14 06, 2012

Choosing the right ARM based System on Module (SOM)

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 June 14th, 2012|Embedded Compact, Embedded Standard, Windows Embedded|0 Comments

Introduction I am regularly in the situation where the choice of processor, module and thus vendor selection is still a customer question. This should not be a great surprise as there are so many variants for consideration. So I’ll try and help with my thought process and highlight the major considerations when making this selection. [...]

12 06, 2012

Windows Embedded blog

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 June 12th, 2012|Windows Embedded|0 Comments

Last month Microsoft launched “Approaching Embedded Intelligently,” a new blog aimed at providing customers, partners and the broad intelligent systems community with a centralised source of information and platform for discussion. The blog represents collaboration spanning marketing, engineering and the support of other teams throughout the Microsoft groups. Visit the blog to stay informed about [...]

19 01, 2012

Why develop a smart, connected device with Windows CE / Compact 7?

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 January 19th, 2012|Compact 7, Windows Embedded CE 6.0|0 Comments

A lot of people contact us looking for basic information about Windows CE 6.0 and Compact 7, probably because we are a Windows Embedded Gold Partner - maybe we are more approachable than Microsoft? Or perhaps it's because we don’t just do Microsoft. Anyway, if you’re thinking about Windows CE, but undecided, hopefully this post [...]

3 11, 2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 future

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft has announced plans for several Windows Embedded Compact 7 updates, one planned for the fourth quarter of this year (Q4CY11) and one for the second half of 2012 (2HCY12). According to the EE Times report. Next year's version will get an updated kernel, faster file system, and broader hardware support. I think it’s also [...]

21 10, 2011

Compact 7 Update 3 now available

By | 2015-04-15T11:52:21+00:00 October 21st, 2011|Compact 7|0 Comments

The Microsoft Embedded Compact 7 team have released the third update to Windows Embedded Compact 7 (previously named Windows CE). You can get the update via WEDU in your Platform Builder or it can downloaded from here. This update provides new tools, application updates and bug fixes for Windows Embedded Compact 7: The Compact Test [...]

7 09, 2011

Visual Studio 2005 with Windows Embedded CE6 R3 Device – .NET CF 2.0/3.5 compatibility problems

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:00+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Windows Embedded CE 6.0|0 Comments

Windows Embedded CE6 R3 supports both .NET CF 2.0 and 3.5. Great you think, but Visual Studio 2005 debugger only supports .NET CF 2.0. This can lead to some very ambiguous behavior when trying to debug .NET CF applications on a CE6 R3 device. Picture the following scenario. You have a Windows CE6 R3 device [...]