MSDN Embedded Subscription Announced

1. To help you deliver their next generation of embedded devices successfully, we have announced the availability (as of July 1) of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Embedded subscription.  This provides a cost-effective way to license the entire line of Windows Embedded platforms and tools, receive technical support, and obtain…

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Looking for Windows CE Supported BSP’s or Drivers?

You need to look no further than… http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714506.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/embedded/aa714516.aspx Happy building – Dave


MirrorPilot – Reflecting on Satellite Navigation

Frank blogged about this cool device yesterday.  MirrorPilot is a Satellite Navigation device that’s behind a semi-transparent mirror (so you don’t see it when it’s off).  Running CE 5.0, the BSP is designed by Keith & Koep and the navigation software is by Elektrobit, and the thing is running CE 5.0. The MirrorPilot is produced…

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New version of Windows CE – ScarecrowReady

OK – so this blog is in desperate need of a relaunch.  But whilst I’m working on some new content I couldn’t resist bringing you a sneak preview of our newest version of Windows CE.  ScarecrowReady…    No it’s not a real product, but always interesting to see the variety of different uses for Windows…

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Paris Techdays – Me, Mike and Olivier talk about Embedded…

Olivier blogged about this a while back, but I came across it whilst I was pulling material together for MEDC.  During the Paris Techdays in February, Oliver Bloch, Mike Hall and myself where interviewed about Microsoft Embedded technologies: Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, and the .NET Micro Framework. Don’t be afraid the interview starts in French,…


Windows CE Multimedia Device Development Webcast.

This has been in my ToDo list for ages and I finally got round to looking at it today and strongly recommend it if you are interested in or looking to develop a multimedia device/ Set Top Box. The webcast is intended to help developers “discover how Windows Embedded can help you balance more complex…


It’s not what you’ve got, its what you do with it! Windows Embedded in the Enterprise – Free Webinar

Embedded platforms are being increasingly used as part of enterprise solutions to help improve efficiency and drive down cost.  If these type of solutions are of interest to you sign up for the free webinar “Windows Embedded Opportunities in Enterprise Organizations,” will be held on June 28 at 8:00PM GMT.  For further details and registration…

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Big Book of BSP Goes Live!

Check out Called the “Big Book of BSP” and hosted on the Channel 9 website.  The wiki, specifically for developers of Windows CE and Windows Mobile board-support packages (BSP’s), aims to provide “comprehensive information pertaining to Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile BSPs.” The wiki contains the knowledge on BSPs from within Microsoft and covers topics such…

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Give your input on Windows Mobile and Embedded documentation

The Windows Mobile and Embedded Content Publishing team wants to determine the and general satisfaction with, the currently available technical documentation, in order to help determine future improvements. Unfortunately, no prizes, bribes, or T-shirts, just the satisfaction of helping to improve the technical documentation.  The survey is here, and should only take five minutes or…


Windows CE guides Vista and Office 2007 around the UK

In case you hadn’t noticed Microsoft UK kicked off the Developer launch for Windows Vista and the Office system 2007 today with two days of activity at our offices in Reading.  The event was so popular that there wasn’t enough room for everyone so Mike, Mark, Daniel and Martin are taking to the road next…