Learn more about Filter Device Drivers, a new feature of Windows Embedded Compact 7

Avi Kcholi, one of the contributors of the embedded101.com community has recently published an article diving into this new feature of Windows Embedded Compact 7 called Filter Device Drivers. Filter Device Drivers allow to filter I/O requests to a stream device driver. If you are interested to understand better the Stream Drivers in Windows Embedded…

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Windows Embedded Standard 7 for developers certification exam now available in 6 languages

If you are a Windows Embedded Standard 7 developer and want to be certified, you can pass the official Microsoft exam 70-582. If you prefer passing the exam in your language, then you could look at the 6 languages that the exam is now available in: English French German Japanese Korean Chinese (Simplified) You can…

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And the winner is…

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the embeddedSPARK competition. After a day of preparation and rehearsals on Tuesday, the 3 finalists had to present their projects and respond judges questions at the Commons on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond yesterday at 2PM. It was a very intense moment and all of the participants…

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Kinect for Windows SDK beta download is available

The Kinect for Windows SDK is now live. You can download the sdk for 32 and 64 bits machines from this page: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/download.aspx You will find on the site information on how to get started, along with code samples that will help you get started.

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Thinking of running Windows Embedded Standard on a post-it sized computer?

There are plenty of scenarios where you would want to benefit from Windows technologies (in an embedded fashion) on small form factor hardware, such as Digital Signage, Thin Client, Connected TV … If you are looking for some hardware that will support Windows Embedded Standard, that can do HD video decoding leveraging full hardware acceleration…

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Running a virtual Windows Embedded Compact 7 image into a Virtual machine

While working on some Windows Embedded Compact 7 labs setup, I tried to do something that can be really useful for trainers and eventually for developers. As you might be aware, the ARM emulator has been replaced by a Virtual PC BSP in Compact 7, which means you can test Compact 7 in a virtual…

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WindowsForDevices.com has a new look!

The well-known Windows For Devices web site that publishes tons of articles on Windows technologies powering specialized devices has just be renewed. It now offers a great up to date look that makes surfing through it even more pleasant and easy. The good news is: the quality of the articles is not changing, always the…

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Windows Embedded POSReady 7 seminar is tomorrow

  Just a reminder that there is a Windows Embedded POSReady 7  webinar tomorrow. If you are interested, please see the invite below   Are you frustrated with your company’s current Point of Service limitations? Are you looking for better tools to engage your customers and improve each step of the buying process? Windows Embedded…

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Windows Embedded POSReady 7 lock down and upcoming Webinar

Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is the new version of the POS OS from Microsoft. It is now available as a CTP on Connect and will soon be released to manufacturers. It offers unique features that enables creating robust, specialized point of sales machines, kiosks, digital signs … In this video you will see a scenario…

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Custom Media Center Experience with Windows Embedded Standard 7

Windows Embedded Standard 7 allows Connected Media Devices manufacturers to leverage Media Center experience in their next generation of set-top boxes. Windows Embedded provides resources to allow them to customize this experience to make it unique. In this video you will discover what can be done to rebrand the experience, customize Media Center start menu…

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