After several years of development by 70 of the best software engineers at Microsoft, and buckets upon buckets of sweat and tears, I’m so happy to announce that Windows Embedded Standard 7 has finally shipped!
The launch of the product officially occurred at the Embedded Systems Conference today when our General Manager, Kevin Dallas, announced the product in the conference keynote address. This product demonstrates Microsoft’s further commitment to the embedded business and Windows 7 technologies in specialized consumer and enterprise devices.Focusing on consumer related devices is something new to the team that delivers Windows Embedded Standard because we’ve historically focused mostly on enterprise scenarios. But with Standard 7 we’re finally making available to you the Media Center component. With the Media Center feature we’re anticipating a new focus on consumer related devices in the household based on this embedded operating system such as Set Top Boxes and Televisions.
If you’ve never installed the Standard 7 product before during the many months it was available as a public download, you may be interested in checking out the Standard 7 FAQ.For a deeper dive into what this release means for the embedded community, I encourage you to read the press release.
Before I head off to uncork the champagne, here’s a video showcasing some close partners and their devices running Windows Embedded Standard 7.–Andy