CE 6.0 and XPE Virtual Labs now Live!

Get ready to take Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 for a test drive – we now have a series of “Virtual Labs” available for you to get “hands on” with the tools and technologies. Labs include. CE 6.0 Introduction to CE 6.0 tools and technologies Native…


Download the CE 6.0 Evaluation Kit now! (but only if you are in Australia)

On November 1st the Evaluation kit for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be available for download – since it’s already November 1st in Australia that means that you can download the evaluation kit now from here. If you are living in other parts of the world please wait until your time zone hits November 1st…


Using Sysinternals ProcExplorer on XP Embedded

I’ve been building a demo for Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 – the demo boots a custom C# .NET Framework 2.0 application as the custom shell – the application displays images from a folder (like an electronic picture frame) and can also delete some of the images (to restore to factory…


Channel 9 guy gets spooky.

Even the MSDN Channel9 guy is getting into the halloween spirit. – Mike


WEPOS and DST Changes in 2007.

Starting in the spring of 2007, Daylight Saving Time (DST) start and end dates for the United States will transition to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DST dates in the United States will start three weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March) and will end one week later (2:00…


Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 RTMd – Eval available for download.

Today Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 was released to manufacturing (RMTd) – the eval drop of the Feature Pack is now available for download here. More information about Feature Pack 2007 will be available at the Virtual Launch event on November 1st at 8am Pacific time. – Mike


Rory Blyth drops by…

Rory Blyth, the newest recruit to MSDN Channel 9 dropped by on Friday afternoon – about a year ago (almost exactly a year ago) Rory dropped by and we recorded a Podcast interview discussing Windows CE, Windows Mobile, an a host of other things. This time Rory came with a video camera to record an…


Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets (download).

If you are writing C#/VB code you might be interested in some of the code snippets that are available for download from the Visual Studio 2005 Code Snippets page – looks like there are some useful snippets there for common tasks like downloading a file over HTTP etc… – Mike


CE 6.0 Registry Editor and Default Keys.

I’m setting up a CE 6.0 operating system image that boots with the standard explorer shell (desktop icons, start button etc.) when the image boots I want the task bar to auto-hide and also not be ‘on top’ in the Z order. To figure out which key this uses I booted an explorer shell, changed…


Windows Embedded CE 6.0 – Product!

We have some of the first Full Packaged Product (FPP) boxes of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 here in the office – here’s how the new boxes look, pretty sweet! – Mike