Merry Christmas from Elbacom! (new WES7 toy)

  For those who haven’t seen Mike’s post, take a look here for a Christmas present from Elbacom, in the form of a Keyboard Filter Driver! This Driver allows you to filter virtually ANY keyboard combination (such as CTRL+ALT+DEL) so that the system ignores these commands! Great idea for things like Kiosks, and Public Internet…

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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…

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AOpen Forum 2010!–it’s all about signage

I’m here in San Francisco, CA attending the AOpen Partner Forum 2010 – Pretty good Turnout We’re here talking about Digital Signage and Retail Trends in general. There’s about 100 people here from all over the world who are thought innovators in the area of Digital Signage. so far, we’ve heard from Intel, and Aopen,…

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Got Signage?

  I’ve been working in and out of the digital signage business for quite a while, with lots of different customers… One of the best innovations I’ve seen for signage in some time is Windows Embedded Standard 7. take all the power of Windows 7 from a CPU, graphics and hardware support perspective, and give…

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Helping Developers find the right pieces

  I get asked from time to time about where folks can go to find apps for their WES7 based designs. Let’s say you want to include Antivirus, or Adobe Reader in your image – but aren’t sure that they’re set up to work correctly! well, posted here on the Microsoft News Center, is an…

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Webcast: The New ‘Standard’ in Embedded: Windows 7 Componentized for Devices

  Hey Campers – Join me Tomorrow at 10AM PDT as I present a webcast on Windows Embedded Standard 7. we’ll go into the features we’ve included with this release that help you create an immersive device, and make it reliable, and secure. Should be a great session! I hope you can all attend! The…

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Updates, Updates, how to do updates?!?

    I get asked all the time – “John, it’s really painful to have to go to your sites and download a bunch of individual patches, in order to keep my toolkit installation up to date”. Well, Microsoft has listened, and today, we launched Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) for Windows Embedded Standard 7!…

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How to Win Friends and Influence Microsoft!

  OK, so you may not win any friends, but you’ll certainly influence Microsoft. Here’s the deal: You now have a chance to tell us what’s really important to you – The Embedded Product Team is rolling out a survey to find out what you want to see on our website and in our documentation….

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The Next Generation of Windows CE

Today at Computex, Steven Guggenheimer, our CVP here in Microsoft OEM, announced the availability of the Public Technology Preview for Windows Embedded Compact 7, the next generation of operating system from Windows Embedded! This version boasts lots of new features to help create very rich, connected devices, such as ARM based Slate devices, and brings…

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Ever wonder how…

I get asked all the time, about how to brand an embedded device so it doesn’t look like a PC. With Windows Embedded, we plan for custom branding experience right from the start. we’ve included Embedded-specific packages with Windows Embedded Standard 7 like unbranded Startup Screens package, Custom Logon Desktop Background Images, Hide Boot Screens,…

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