Lynda’s Bio



I have been part of the Embedded team since 2003. My main area of responsibility has been the testing of component integration- this involved verifying the integrity of the components authored by the Windows team that owns the feature, ensuring that the components can be deployed on a minimal Embedded runtime without any errors and that the various components “play nicely” together. My work included testing components on a number of customer scenarios like RPOS, Kiosk etc., and also integrating components and scenarios with the different Embedded Enabling Features.


In June 2007 I switched roles within the team and I am now a PM (Program Manager), focusing on the Embedded community and generally finding ways to improve the overall developer experience.


Before working on the Embedded team I had various testing contracts with different teams at Microsoft (Windows Media Player 9, Encarta Language Learning) for a total of about 3 years. I am originally from South Africa where I worked in the cell phone industry, among other things, and have been in the USA since 1998.


My husband, Will, is a flight instructor and I enjoy flying aerobatics with him. However, my real passions are ice hockey and travel in any form.

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  1. If you’ve ever created a component in Component Designer you may have seen in the Advanced properties…

  2. This is just a reminder that there is a "Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2" chat tomorrow morning, from…

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  4. In January we released the Beta version of a new QFE format (Q889402). This format was basically a rollup…

  5. In January we released the Beta version of the new QFE  format. “Oh no!” I hear you say, “What do…

  6. The fun of MEDC 2005 has well and truly started. The anticipation began yesterday with Sean Liming’s…

  7. To wrap up my theme of setting policy through registry keys I’ve listed a selection of policy settings…

  8. If you have ever had problems with trying to give different permissions to your Embedded database to…

  9. One of the frustrating things when multiple user are connecting to a single SQL Server Embedded Database…

  10. Footprint is often a major concern to Embedded customers, and some of the changes made to enhance security…

  11. One of the common tasks that pops up at the bottom of the screen after running a dependency check in…

  12. Quite a few customers have been trying to use the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with their Embedded runtimes,…

  13. The following security updates for XP Embedded have been released and can be downloaded from here or…

  14. The latest version of Microsoft Base Security Analyzer, MBSA 2.0, has recently been released for download…

  15. As part of the XPe SP2 Tech Preview we released the .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 and ASP.NET 1.1 SP1 components…

  16. As part of the XPe SP2 Tech Preview we released the .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 and ASP.NET 1.1 SP1 components…

  17. The latest version of Microsoft Base Security Analyzer, MBSA 2.0, has recently been released for download…

  18. Quite a few customers have been trying to use the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with their Embedded runtimes,…

  19. The following security updates for XP Embedded have been released and can be downloaded from here or…

  20. One of the common tasks that pops up at the bottom of the screen after running a dependency check in…

  21. Footprint is often a major concern to Embedded customers, and some of the changes made to enhance security…

  22. One of the frustrating things when multiple user are connecting to a single SQL Server Embedded Database…

  23. If you have ever had problems with trying to give different permissions to your Embedded database to…

  24. In Target Designer, if you have ever selected the "debug" option in the "Build type" dropdown list of…

  25. If you’ve ever created a component in Component Designer you may have seen in the Advanced properties…

  26. I know Andy has been posting like a fiend to our new Embedded team blog so I am going to jump in while…

  27. Faced with 11 000+ components in Target Designer it can be daunting to figure out which of these have…

  28. Faced with 11 000+ components in Target Designer it can be daunting to figure out which of these have…

  29. I was reminded during the XP Embedded customer chat session yesterday that there is an outstanding bug…

  30. A while ago I posted a blog article about finding components in Target Designer that have configurable…

  31. The latest batch of security updates posted last week on the download page are re-releases of the…

  32. The following security updates for XP Embedded have been released and can be downloaded from here or…

  33. The component help in XPe SP2 was greatly improved, and now enables customers to find things such as…

  34. A while ago I posted a blog article about finding components in Target Designer that have configurable…

  35. As so many of my blog posts tend to do this one will also deal with ways to tweak your image without…

  36. As so many of my blog posts tend to do this one will also deal with ways to tweak your image without…

  37. As so many of my blog posts tend to do this one will also deal with ways to tweak your image without…

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  39. I found myself getting getting caught out last week while trying to clone a component in Component Designer….

  40. The Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference is going to be held this year at the Venetian Hotel in…

  41. What happens if you want to create two components for different versions of the same driver? How do you…

  42. The following security updates for the XP Embedded database have been released and can be downloaded…

  43. A customer recently had a question about how to time sync two XPe machines in a workgroup environment….

  44. There have been a few customers asking how they can prevent the Ctrl+Alt+Delete splash screen from being…

  45. One of the posters to the newsgroup recently posted a solution to an issue that many customers have queried…

  46. I have released an updated version of DUAScriptGen tonight that contains a couple of bug fixes, one that…

  47. It’s Thursday morning, 9am, at MEDC 2006 here in Las Vegas. I am at the Cabana checking e-mail and on-hand…

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    For those who have been anxiously waiting for the componentized version of the .NET Framework…

  49. Last week the Microsoft Redmond Campus played host to our MVPs from around the world. The MVP Summit

  50. Thursday last week saw me dashing off the airport right after the last MVP session to catch a plane to

  51. Probably the second most common question I get from people starting to use XP Embedded is "Why can’t

  52. A recent post in the XP Embedded forum highlighted an issue related to running vb scripts on Embedded

  53. From searching back through the archives of the newsgroup it appears that there have been one-off asks

  54. The MEDC rush is over and I did not even have a chance to blog while I was there. However, Mike Hall

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