Windows Embedded Developer Update 1.1 Is On Its Way

In the coming weeks, we will release Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) 1.1. You will be prompted to download this release using Windows Update upon launching WEDU 1.0, or you may choose to download WEDU 1.1 from the Download Center. Please note that existing users of WEDU 1.0 will need to upgrade to WEDU 1.1…

2

Pin The Tail On That Spec

Recently I had a conversation with a young engineer who seemed to be of the opinion that there were better things to do than waste time writing requirement specifications. I asked “Like what?” and in response I heard a list of things which included “triaging bugs.” “Really, you think that?” Youngsters today, where do they…

0

New Book on Windows Embedded Standard 7

Many of you may be familiar with Sean Liming, one of our MVPs, through his great support in the MSDN forums and previous books on Windows Embedded products. He now has a new book out for Windows Embedded Standard 7 called “Professional’s Guide To Windows Embedded Standard 7”. Sean brings his experience in the industry…

1

Introducing SKU Compliance Packages

Windows Embedded Standard 7 can be licensed with different SKUs, each of which allows and prohibits certain features from being used on your embedded device. SKU Compliance Packages are a new feature that will be available in Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 to help ensure that devices are in compliance with the terms…

2

New Year Reflections and Thoughts

Happy New Year! I’d like to take a moment of your time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the next year. By far the biggest thing coming from the Windows Embedded Standard team was the release of Windows Embedded Standard 7. After several years of development the product group released what…

0

Announcing CBS Package Inspector for Windows Embedded Standard 7

We’re excited to announce the release of another PowerToy to aid in Windows Embedded Standard 7 development: CBS Package Inspector.  CBS Package Inspector allows for the opening up and inspecting of CBS (Component-Based Servicing) packages, so the manifests can be viewed or examined as needed.  Information contained in these manifests include the components inside the…

1

Storyboard Pictures Do Not Display in Movie Maker in XPeStd09

*Updated 11/29/10 – removed sentence about images created with Terminal Server that was incorrect* A customer reported that Windows Movie Maker is not correctly displaying a storyboard in the player. To reproduce this behavior, drag and drop pictures to create a storyboard. There is no Preview, and when Saving there is an error. This is…

0

Something New-Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework

The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is a free service offered by the Microsoft Community team in order to assist developers by providing sample code to tackle common problems for all Microsoft Development technologies.   We think this would be a useful service to leverage for our Embedded Developer community as well.   Here are some more details…

0

Workaround for Issue with Upgrading to Aug2010 Security Updates on XPeStd09 With IE7 and WMP11

It has been reported that there are issues with upgrading to the August 2010 Security Updates on databases that have IE7 and WMP11 installed, and also have all other security updates installed. Symptoms: After installing the August 2010 Security Update open a .slx file that has any of the following components in it- “Primitive: vbscript.dll”…

1

Windows Embedded Standard 2009 SDI Loader Error on Windows 7 Development Systems

With more Embedded Developers running the Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Toolkit on Windows 7 development machines, we are seeing reports of SDI Loader failures with an error listing a path to an INF file. To resolve this issue and run SDI Loader on Windows 7 machines, you can configure SDI Loader to run in Compatibility…

0