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Cross posted from the Windows Embedded Standard Blog. The August 2011 Security Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows® Embedded Standard 2009 and/or Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3. The August Security Updates include: KB2418241 – Vulnerability in ASP.NET could allow informationdisclosure KB2487367 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Chart Control Could…

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 book for developer

Cross posted from the Olivier Embedded Blog. Some of our fellow MVPs have joined their efforts to write a great book that I highly recommend if you are doing or planning to do Windows Embedded Compact 7development. You can purchase the book on Wrox or Amazon now. Obviously electronic versions are also available, pdf ebook or…

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Chain of Fools: Upgrading through every version of Windows

Cross posted from Olivier’s Embedded Blog. From DOS 5.0 to Windows 7 (DOS 5.0, Windows1.01, Windows 2.1, Windows 3.0 Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 , follow the complete migration path in the video below. Note that we are talking about upgrading the OS each time, meaning…

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Troubleshooting Red ‘X’s in the Compact 7 Installation

Cross posted from Brian Rogers: Removing complexity slowly. Hey everyone, we have been fielding some questions about installation requirements for Compact 7. I had Kyle Roe write up some general troubleshooting instructions for you. As with all software installations, there are times when WindowsEmbeddedCompact7.exe cannot complete the install successfully. Great effort has been made prevent…

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

Cross posted from Olivier’s Embedded Blog. 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…

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Pin The Tail On That Spec

Cross posted from the Windows Embedded Standard Blog. Recently I had a conversation with a young engineer who seemed to be of the opinion that there were better things to do than waste time writing requirement specifications. I asked “Like what?” and in response I heard a list of things which included “triaging bugs.” “Really,…

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Windows Embedded Standard 7 - Keeping your development tools up to date.

Cross posted from the Windows Embedded Blog Windows desktop users can keep their PC up to date with the latest patches, updates, drivers, and technologies through Windows Update, but what about developers that are using Windows Embedded Tools to build embedded operating systems? – Typically, developers would use a combination of the OEM Download Portal…

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WiX Heat Extension: Setting Up a Custom Extension Project

Cross posted from Brian Rogers: Removing complexity slowly. As most of you already know, the Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX) is made to flexible. Most of the tools have the ability to be extended by using your own custom assembly. This is great when you have a custom action, specialized UI, preprocessor or anything else…

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