New Year Thoughts

Hi there! First of all – a quick intro: I’m Oren Winter and I am the development manager of the Windows Embedded Standard team. I’ve been with Microsoft and the embedded team for 6.5 years now but this is my first post in this blog. One of my new year’s resolution is to continue and…

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Oren’s Bio

My name is Oren Winter and I am the software development manager in the Windows Embedded Standard team.  Since I joined Microsoft in September of 2002 I worked on Embedded, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (Server Core specifically). I’ve been involved in Embedded and OS componentization since the beginning of my career at Microsoft…

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How to Find New Drivers in Windows Embedded Standard 2009

An easy way to find new drivers in Windows Embedded Standard is to search by driver version. Because the new drivers (and components) in Windows Embedded Standard are version 6000, you can find and filter the drivers in Target Designer by using 6000 as the version string. To find and filter drivers in Windows Embedded…

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December 2008 Updates are Available (including for XPe SP3 and Standard)

The December 2008 Windows XP Embedded Security Updates are now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, Feature Pack 2007, Update Rollup 1.0. Also included this month are updates for XPe SP3 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009. The updates are cumulative (include all previous updates). These are the new updates…

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Happy Holidays From the Embedded Windows Team!

The Redmond offices of Microsoft are actually closed today, as well as tomorrow, for the holidays, but the beauty of blogs is that I can still publish an article even if I am not actually at work <grin>. I’d like to send good wishes from the whole team to all Windows Embedded customers, partners and…

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December Chat Transcript Live

Just in time for a little light holiday reading – the transcript from the Windows Embedded Standard MSDN Chat is live at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/chats/dd365301.aspx!  We had a pretty light attendance for this month’s chat, but we still managed to get a bunch of great questions related to our latest release: Windows Embedded Standard 2009.  If you’re…

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IE Security Update 960714

As some may be aware, Microsoft released a critical security update for the desktop operating systems yesterday to address a vulnerability in IE. This update was released outside of Microsoft’s usual release schedule. The Windows Sustained Engineering team for the Windows Embedded products has been working closely with the IE team to understand the impact…


IE Not Able To Render Some Web Pages?

If you are using XPe Feature Pack 2007 (FP2007) you will know that we did a lot of re-factoring work in that release in order to optimize runtime footprint. Specifically we targeted the worst offenders- those components that were most commonly brought into a runtime by a dependency check, and were adding a lot of…

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