Round 1 of EmbeddedSPARK ended last week

Round 1 of the embeddedSPARK competition ended last week and the 75 contestants moving to Round 2 were announced this week.  In Round 1, each contestant had to submit a paper detailing their idea for a project related to the “Fun and Games” theme. You cannot imagine the craziness going on there… The imagination some…

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In-car technology of the future… not so far away from now!

A lot of in-car technologies have been demonstrated at CES this year. In a very near future you will get multiple screens, fully voice- and touch- controlled infotainment systems, you will access online services to do search, navigation, social networking and so on… Check out this Engadget post. I think on of the most interesting…

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Platform Builder build process and antivirus systems…

Arghhhh, I just spent 2 hours on trying to figure out why I had my sysgen process would fail really early… And when looking at the error.log file (located in C:\WINCE600) I could just see this kind of messages: Res2Res:  ERROR: Line: 267  File: c:\ce\tools\ostools\wincetools\rescommon\checksum.cpp Didn’t make more sense… But after investigation (2 LONG hours!!),…

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Beckhoff to integrate their Industrial Automation tools in VS 2010

Beckhoff is a well know player of the Industrial Automation industry. They have been providing Microsoft based Real Time and Industrial Automation solutions for over 10 years and are brilliantly sticking to the latest innovations and enhancements of the PC world. Beckhoff just announced the future release of TwinCat 3, an “eXtended Automation” version of…

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Silverlight for Windows Embedded demo

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 provides support for Silverlight for Windows Embedded. This means you can build Silverlight User Interfaces for your Windows CE devices. Silverlight for Windows Embedded is different to the Web version of in the way you program for it. While for the Web you use XML and .Net, for the Windows…

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embeddedSpark 2010 challenge

You are an embedded developer or just an technology geek who wants to try and build something with Windows Embedded CE? then you will probably like this competition. You will find more info on the WebSite, but in a few words: The embeddedSPARK 2010 Challenge is all about fun and games. Create an embedded project…

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XAML2CPP, the missing tool for Silverlight for Windows Embedded developers

We have been rolling out a new version of Windows Embedded CE 6 recently, called R3. one of the features provided in this release is Silverlight for Windows Embedded, a XAML rendering engine supporting a subset of Silverlight 2 XAML and that you program using native code. If you want to read more about Windows…

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Want to see interesting demos AND get a free board at TechEd EMEA?

Are you coming to TechEd EMEA? If not then maybe you might consider registering now: not only because of the huge amount of Embedded content we will have there (see previous post) but also because during the Sunday “Windows Embedded 101” session and during the “Only demos” session, we will be giving away free boards…

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Windows Embedded Webinars

There have been several releases in the last month within Windows Embedded. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, the CTP for Windows Embedded Standard 2011, Windows Embedded Enterprise (with the introduction of Windows 7 for Embedded Systems), Windows Embedded Server… If you want to get more info and get a chance to ask questions to the…

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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 release

A new release of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 has been announced yesterday at ESC Boston during Kevin Dallas’ keynote (Kevin is the GM for the Windows Embedded group at Microsoft… my big boss :-)) This new intermediate release brings some really great features that OEMs were really looking forward to see available in CE…

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