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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 [...]

13 04, 2010

Windows Embedded CE System Components

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 April 13th, 2010|Compact 7|0 Comments

A regular question we still get asked, “What Microsoft Windows Embedded CE License do we require?” Well presently in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 there are 4 variants. These being Core, Core Plus, CID (C6G) and Professional. Obviously which one you need to purchase will depend on the components included as part of the Platform [...]

29 03, 2010

Digital Signage, Kiosks Use New PoE Standard

By | 2010-03-29T10:47:40+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

10 03, 2010

Platform Builder: Remember to enable

By | 2010-03-10T15:04:36+00:00 March 10th, 2010|Compact 7|0 Comments

A support incident today reminded me that many people who have installed and use Platform Builder CE 6.0 forget you can enable Multiprocessor Build support. This will reduce the overall time it takes to build a platform workspace and it can be autodetected. But it seems that this is not the default. The default is [...]

22 02, 2010

Anyone for Embedded MSDN Subscription?

By | 2017-05-19T13:12:01+00:00 February 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 02, 2010

Windows Embedded Standard 7

By | 2010-02-18T16:11:26+00:00 February 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]