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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New Windows Embedded Web site!

Surfs Up at www.windowsembedded.com, 10:00am PT today! At 10:00am Pacific Time today, a new www.windowsembedded.com website will launch.  The main goal of this overhaul is to make content more discoverable for all Windows Embedded audiences. Some highlights: Increased discoverability through search engines:  Each page, file and nugget of content has been optimized for search engines…

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Be the First to Experience the Power of Windows Embedded Compact 7

The Windows Embedded group is running a series of Hands-on sessions across the US next week. If you want to get your hands on and discover what the platform has to offer you, go register for one of the sessions next to you. Here is the invitation blurb with the locations and links for registration:…

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Windows Embedded at Teched EMEA: why so little presence?

Teched EMEA is this week in Berlin. Thanks to Pierre, French Developer Evangelist from Microsoft France, to great embedded MVPs (Jason Tolley, Andy Wigley, Alexander Wechsler, Doug Boling, Johan Arwidmark and Jochen Dieckfoss), not forgetting Marco Bodoira, who won the embeddedSPARK contest last year and who is presenting a great session about his SPARK project,…

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 announced and public CTP available

The next version of Windows Embedded CE has just been announced at Computex in Taipei today. Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP is available for download on the Connect Website (See edit below for connection instructions). To read the press release, visit the Microsoft Presspass site here. To learn more on the features, check out the…

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26 reasons to go to TechEd North America

Here are some reasons why you should not miss TechEd North America: 1- New Orleans is a great place to go to! 2- TechEd provides a huge amount of technical sessions, Hands on Labs, and other activities that makes a great week of intensive training on Microsoft technologies 3- The Windows Embedded booth will show…

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Windows Embedded Standard 7 has shipped

Tuesday, at the ESC Silicon Valley conference, Kevin Dallas, GM for the Windows Embedded group announced the release of Windows Embedded Standard 7, the componentized and embedded version of Windows 7. While most of the features of the new Embedded OS where already in the CTP that has been out for some months now, a…

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Goldeni videos

Did you see this device that we regularly show on our Windows Embedded booth at events such as TechEd or ESC, called the Goldeni? I published some photos in a recent post, here are some videos now. Kopin, the company who is developing this device have been using Windows Embedded CE 6 to power it…

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Self Check-in and Self Check-out kiosks running Windows Embedded CE 6

Hoeft & Wessel is a German company building POS devices and uses Windows Embedded CE 6 to power some of their kiosks such as all the Lufthansa’s self-checkin ones. I am actually travelling to Germany for Embedded World and will flight on Lufthansa… I will try these! Hoeft & Wessel will also expose their latest…

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Techdays France Day

TechDays France day 1 is over. This event is huge!! Microsoft France offers this unique developers and ITPros free event once a year and they manage to gather LOTS of professional in Paris over 3 days: last year they had something like 16,000 entrances over the 3 days… something like 11,000 unique attendees. This year…

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