Announcement: Foxit PDF Reader Application Template Available for Windows Embedded Standard 7

Since we launched the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Compatible Applications website a couple of months ago, we have received very positive feedback from the community and customers. Thank you for the support! Meanwhile, we have been diligently evaluating customer requests, embedded technology trends, and business needs to prioritize what applications we should be looking into next and delivering the templates for those applications.

I’m happy to announce that today our first 3rd-party template is being hosted on a dedicated website by the 3rd-party, and is now available for download!

Foxit Software has been working closely with us over the last a couple months to learn about Windows Embedded, dependency analysis, and template creation.  Because of their efforts and ours, you can now download a template for Foxit Reader, a lightweight PDF reader.  This template can be placed in your distribution share, and merged with answer files in ICE, and it will bring in all the prerequisite packages to ensure that Foxit Reader works on your target device. The link to their download site is available on our Compatible Applications website.

In their own words, Foxit talks about their experience:  “We enjoyed working with the Microsoft team on this project and we look forward to working with Microsoft on other projects to strengthen our PDF software offering.”

If you wish for your company to take part in this program, create a template for your application and host the template download site, please contact us by emailing We look forward to hearing more ideas on how to enrich the embedded community and the whole ecosystem.


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