New Windows Embedded Standard 7 Book Available!

Howdy, Campers! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the airwaves… sorry about that – things get a little hectic over here in Microsoft Land!

I wanted to let everyone know that Sean Liming, one of our Embedded MVP’s has published his latest book -

“Professional’s Guide to Windows Embedded Standard 7”


I just received my copy and have started looking through it… very comprehensive…here’s a shapshot at what’s covered in the book:

Topics covered include:

Build Process

  • Basic art-of-the-start steps for any project
  • Custom images using Image Configuration Editor (ICE)
  • Distribution shares for your drivers and applications
  • Create custom templates
  • 7 operating system installation passes


  • Explores the different tools and servicing scenarios
  • Learn to add missing features using DISM.exe
  • Add new languages to existing images.
  • Upgrade distribution shares

Embedded Enabling Features covered:

  • Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) and EWF API’s
  • File Based Write Filter (FBWF) and FBWF API’s
  • Registry Filter
  • Hibernate Once, Resume Many (HORM)
  • USB Boot
  • Message Box Default Reply
  • Dialog Box Filter

Appearance and Security

  • New components for boot and logon screens
  • Implement custom shells
  • Address OOBE screens for cloned images
  • Create custom local security policies

Other topics

  • Real-Time Support
  • Sensor and Location Platform
  • 3 platform examples walk through the whole development process

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
  • Oracle® VirtualBox


    Great job on the book, Sean! Mug


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