I've been speaking to a bunch of folks recently about developing embedded solutions. It's quite amazing how much of this is happening in the market. It is really under the radar of the core business, but it is a major growth area.
Now, there is confusion as to what options developers have. It really boils down to these two platforms:
- Windows CE .NET the operating system that is powering the next generation of smart, connected, small-footprint devices.
- Windows XP Embedded, enables rapid development of the most reliable and full-featured connected devices.
Which to Choose? Have a read of this whitepaper - Evaluating Windows CE .NET and Windows XP Embedded.