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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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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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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WES7 Image Servicing tool!

Hey Campers! I’ve been offline for a bit, while I play with some new tools, but now I’m back! Wolfgang Unger over at Elbacom has come up with a great new tool for WES7 – as you may or may not know the DISM (Deployment, Servicing, Image Management) tool in WES 7 is very powerful,…

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Upcoming Windows Embedded Webinars!

I get asked all the time “John, what are you guys doing over there at Microsoft that’s new for Embedded?” The Short answer to that question is “Tons!”   The longer answer is that we a have a series of webinars coming up that will introduce you to some of the things we’ve been working…

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Windows Embedded Standard 2011 CTP now available!

  for those of you who haven’t heard, we’re working on our new release of Windows Embedded Standard – this one will be based on the binaries of Windows 7! (which is due out in Desktop form very soon! ) the Embedded release will be the “componentized” version of Windows 7. we’re not quite ready…

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