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31 03, 2011

Windows Embedded Compact 7 in Detail – Part 1

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Compact 7|2 Comments

Having introduced Compact 7 to a good-size audience on Tuesday at Microsoft's Offices in Reading, UK, I thought it would be useful to begin to blog some of the very useful information that was presented. The case for Compact 7 is focused on productivity enhancements provided by new features and tools, and in particular the [...]

31 03, 2011

Compact 7 Launch Success at Microsoft

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 March 31st, 2011|Compact 7, Event|0 Comments

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...

21 01, 2011

Visual Studio 2005 deploy error after downloading a managed code application to a Windows CE6 R3 device

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 January 21st, 2011|Windows Embedded CE 6.0|1 Comment

After deploying a managed code application to a windows CE6 R3 device you get a deployment error something like: Deploying 'C:willVBProjectsCEAppbinDebugHelloWorld.exe' Deploying 'C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio' Post-deploy error 0x00000001 returned after calling 'Windowswceload.exe /noui'. ========== Build: 1 Visual Studio 2005 will attempt to download the .NET CF 2.0 cab file ( and automatically [...]

26 10, 2010

New WES7 version no help to kiosks

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

27 05, 2010

Windows Embedded Standard 7 vs 2009

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 May 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]