Ryan’s Bio

Ryan Berry graduated with an Applied Mathematics degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA in May 2006. He started at Microsoft with the VIEW team after being accepted to the Microsoft Test Apprentice Program in August 2006. After 9 months of on-the-job and in-classroom training, he moved on to become a full-fledged Software Development…

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SMS: Distinguishing WEPOS From XP

One common problem that arises when using SMS to manage WEPOS machines alongside XP machines is that there is no simple way for SMS to distinguish the two. Whenever a query is run that specifies XP machines, WEPOS machines will find themselves lumped in too. The following is a pair of methods that help you…

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September 2007 WEPOS Updates Now Available on the ECE

The September 2007 Windows Embedded for Point of Service Supplement Updates are now available on the Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) 1.0 and WEPOS 1.1. This supplement includes the following updates: KB 928365 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution. KB 928366 Vulnerabilities…

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August 2007 WEPOS Updates Now Available on the ECE

The August 2007 Windows Embedded for Point of Service Supplement Updates are now available on the Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) 1.0 and WEPOS 1.1. This supplement includes the following updates: · KB 921503 Vulnerability in OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution. · KB…

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New WEPOS & POS for .NET Training Course

SJJ Embedded Micro Solutions, one of our Windows Embedded Partners, announced that they have put together a new training course:  “Introduction to Windows Embedded for Point of Service / POS for .NET”.  Their webpage states that “the course covers the fundamentals and features of WEPOS and POS for .NET.”  And that there is a specific…

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WEPOS on a Panel PC

An article on Windows For Devices talks about a new Panel PC from Belview Technologies that is available running WEPOS and substitutes a compact flash card for the standard slim-line disk drive.  The device is called the PP6500 All-in-one Panel PC, and Belview says that it’s perfect for Self-Service applications.  Check out either of the sites…

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July 2007 WEPOS Updates Now Available on the ECE

The July 2007 Microsoft Windows Embedded for Point of Service Supplement Updates are now available on the Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) 1.0 and WEPOS 1.1. This supplement includes the following updates: KB 923689 – Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution…

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Extending the Power of the WEPOS Unattended Installation

Those of you familiar with the WEPOS attended installation process may have seen the “Press any key for a command prompt” screen that appears during the setup initialization. Pressing any key on the keyboard while this message is visible will interrupt setup and give you a command window. From this command window you can perform…

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Terry’s Bio

Hello, my name is Terry Warwick.  I am a Program Manager on the Windows Embedded team focused on the Retail Industry as it relates to Point of Service devices such as Point of Sale Terminals and Self-Service Kiosks. I am originally from the heart of the Palouse Country in Eastern Washington where I attended Washington State…

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June 2007 Microsoft Windows XP Embedded and WEPOS Supplement Updates

The June 2007 Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Supplement Updates are now available on the Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded Service Pack 2, and Feature Pack 2007, as well as Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) 1.0 and 1.1 products. Updates for WEPOS are contained in the DQI…

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