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 [...]
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
Visual Studio 2005 deploy error after downloading a managed code application to a Windows CE6 R3 device
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 8SmartDevicesSDKCompactFramework2.0v2.0windowscediagnosticsSystem_SR_enu.cab' Post-deploy error 0x00000001 returned after calling 'Windowswceload.exe /noui WindowsSystem_SR_enu.cab'. ========== Build: 1 Visual Studio 2005 will attempt to download the .NET CF 2.0 cab file (System_SR_enu.cab) and automatically [...]
I encountered an error the other day when downloading Windows Embedded Compact 7 to a Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 host machine. Platform Builder initially started the download process and then immediately stopped with a TFTP time out error. I found this entry on Olivier Bloch MSDN [...]
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 [...]
In case you hadn’t noticed, the final release of the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Toolkit is now available to those who have a MSDN Embedded Subscription. If you need a MSDN Embedded subscription you can purchase on-line here.
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 [...]