Become a Pool shark using Windows Embedded CE

Take a look at this amazing system these guys from Georgia Tech: a Windows CE device (eBox 2300) connected to a video projector and projecting directions to assist you when playing pool. Imagine that the eBox 2300 and Windows Embedded CE 6 tools are available through the Spark program, so this is definitively something anyone…


TechEd North America 2009, registration is opened!

The Web site is live and you can now register for TechEd US. This year it will take place in Los Angeles, CA from May 11-15. So what will be available for you Embedded developers? the answer is: 2 pre-con seminars and a full track of breakout sessions. The pre-cons will be dedicated to the…


Control your festive lighting using .Net Microframework!

Rob has been publishing a great post describing how to build your own festive lights controller using .Net Microframework. You cannot miss this one! Not only your lights will be flashing the way you want, but you can also have interesting scenarios like: having them flash a certain color when a new post is…


ESC Boston presentations are online on MSDN

During ESC Boston, a full track of sessions were presented on Windows Embedded. You can now download them on the MSDN website. Here is the list of the sessions available. I am working on putting together the labs manuals and will make them available to you shortly. Stay tuned. [EDIT] Links updated for XPS versions…


Thoughts about the “Windows Embedded” renaming

I am actually in the plane, flying back from Barcelona where we had a great TechEd EMEA: lots of sessions and some embedded developers eager to get deeper content on Windows Embedded. I spent a lot of time talking with Windows Embedded partners and with developers about technical content and about any feedback they would…


Another Windows Embedded CE 6.0 book

Samuel Phung from ICOP Technologies has written a great book on Professional Windows Embedded CE 6.0 device development. This book complements the rest of the literature you can find on Windows CE :

Sparks will fly: how to get started?

I recently mentioned the contest called Sparks will fly. The theme of this contest is “Imagine the house of the future” and obviously you are given the opportunity to use the Spark kits to implement your solutions and ideas for a cool home automation system. So you would build a Windows CE image along with…

TechEd EMEA: we are missing you Mike!

Dion (Windows CE TPM), Pierre (French Embedded Developer Evangelist), Lynda (Windows Embedded Standard guru), me and other folks from the Embedded group are actually at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona. We are presenting sessions belonging to the huge Embedded track Catherine has been securing. So the Embedded track has a lot of sessions covering a bunch…


Windows Embedded Standard vNext based on Windows 7!

The PDC is taking place this week in Los Angeles and on Tuesday’s Keynote, Windows 7 (future version of the Windows desktop OS) was unveiled. If you want to learn more about this announcement, you can read this article. This is a really interesting news, especially for what concerns Windows Embedded Standard… During his Keynote…


Sparks will fly: register now!

Show Microsoft your “home of the future” and win $15,000, plus a trip to TechEd 2009! I am sure you’ve got great ideas. So go to your quiet place, think big and enter the SPARKS Will Fly 2009 Challenge. Learn on how the contest works: