If you’ve been wanting to try out Windows Media Player 11, Internet Explorer 7, .NET 3.0 Framework, Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0, or User-Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) on Windows XP Embedded, here is your chance! Windows XP Embedded SP2 “Feature Preview 2008” is now available for download at our Connect site, so sign up now. Here are the steps to follow if you have not previously signed up for one of our CTP programs:
1. Use an Internet browser to visit the Microsoft Connect web site.
2. Sign in using a valid Windows Live ID.
3. Click on “Available Connections” in the left menu.
4. Scroll down the page until you see “Windows XP Embedded” and click Apply.
5. To report a problem about registration or to ask a question, visit the Contact Us page.
In addition to the new features included in Feature Preview 2008 there have also been some bug fixes and functional enhancements made to File Based Write Filter ( additional disk size reporting option) and to USB Boot (Improved power management).
We ask that you please allocate time in your busy schedules to download, try out, and give us your valuable feedback on “Feature Preview 2008” prior to March 23rd, 2007 in order to allow us enough time to review your feedback and possibly incorporate it into the final product.
We will be hosting a live MSDN public chat in the next few weeks to answer all your questions about “Feature Preview 2008”. Keep an eye out for an announcement coming soon.
(edit) *Additional Information*
The instructions for the Connect site listed above are for new users to the site. If you have already registered at the Connect site log in, click on “My Participation” in the left-hand pane and you find the Windows XP Embedded link to the “Windows XP Embedded Community Technology Preview Site” or you can go to “Downloads” on the left-hand pane for a direct link.