Have you been participating in the Windows Embedded Standard Community Technology Preview over the past few months? Are you anxiously awaiting the final release of the product?
Well, no need to wait any longer! Microsoft has officially released to manufacture (RTM) Windows Embedded Standard 2009, the next generation of Windows XP Embedded! You can now download an evaluation version of the product at http://www.windowsembedded.com, and the toolkits will be available for purchase by the end of November.
Windows Embedded Standard delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows operating system in componentized form, helping device makers to easily create smart connected devices requiring rich applications, services, and end-user experiences. It features technologies that easily connect with many common industry standards, plus several Microsoft desktop and server technologies, leading to lower costs in application development, operating system deployment, servicing, and maintenance.
With the help of thousands of CTP participants who downloaded the product and provided valuable feedback, we are excited to announce the availability of Windows Embedded Standard 2009. We can't wait to hear what you think about the final release!