Europe says “Ciao” to the new Ford Fiesta with SYNC

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager The year is 1976. ABBA, Queen and Rod Stewart rule the airwaves, while “Rocky”and “A Star is Born” dominate at the box office. It was in 1976 that Ford first launched the Ford Fiesta—a small but mighty hatchback which has gone on to become one of Ford’s global…

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Manufacturing at a Crossroads: Windows Embedded at SPS IPC Drives 2012

Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing and Business Development My colleague Werner Reuss recently got to showcase some game-changing new embedded solutions for the manufacturing industry at the annual SPS IPC Drives technology event in Nuremberg, Germany. Werner is the Windows Embedded business lead for Germany and Eastern Europe; here, he shares his impressions of…

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Embedded Technology Japan 2012

Posted By John BoladianMarketing Director, Asia Pacific & Greater China Trade shows in Japan are often the highlight of the year for me. They’re run with the same precision as the rail networks; getting 40,000 people in and out of Yokohama’s Conference Center over 3 days requires great coordination. This year highlighted to me just…

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Partner Spotlight: Toradex

Posted By David CampbellProgram Manager Embedded OEMs and developers often struggle with how to bring up hardware to quickly begin work on their overall solutions. Often, product requirements limit platform options and require extensive development time and costs. Windows Embedded partner Toradex has a great solution to this challenge. Toradex specializes in embedded hardware and…

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Discovering Intelligent Systems at work in Manufacturing

Posted By Jeff WettlauferTechnical Program Manager Hey everyone, recently our Windows Embedded team was on a customer site visit in Europe, and we came across a fantastic example of Intelligent Systems in action. While we were touring an automobile manufacturing plant, we observed the line using electric screwdrivers like the one pictured below. They had…

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November 2012 Security Updates Are on ECE for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

The November 2012 Security Updates are now available on the ECE site for Windows® Embedded Standard 2009 and Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3. The list below applies to Standard 2009 only: KB2737019 – Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution KB2729449 – Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution The list…

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SYNC Fans Help Us Celebrate 5 Years

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager This month, we marked the 5th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles on the road. This is a major milestone for both companies and the technology, so needless to say, we’ve been celebrating a bit! The old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise…

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An Irishman in Beijing

Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing and Business Development Last week, as China marked a major political milestone, my colleague John Doyle had the great fortune of being in Beijing to celebrate a milestone of sorts for Microsoft: the announcement of the planned roll out of a new suite of Windows Embedded 8 products. John…

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Driver Discovery on Windows Embedded 8

Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager For Windows Embedded 8, we’ve done what we can to make the OS development process easier and more streamlined. I think you’ll like the changes. However in working with customers, I’ve found that it’s not always straightforward to understand which drivers are needed on a particular device. With this…

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Windows Embedded Compact v.Next uncovered

Posted By David CampbellProgram Manager Woo hoo, it’s finally time to share more information about the upcoming release! First, the release now officially has a name: Windows Embedded Compact 2013. (I know that folks probably have questions around why we chose this name. We thoroughly considered a long list of potential names, including Windows CE…

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