Posted By Jeff Wettlaufer
Technical Program Manager
Today at the Microsoft Build Developer’s Conference (//Build/) the Windows Embedded team reached the next milestone in our product roadmap by building on Windows Embedded 8 – the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview. This is a significant platform update to the Windows Embedded portfolio, furthering our engineering alignment and release schedule with Windows. We can’t wait for you to try it out.
As many of you know, //Build/ is all about developing Windows solutions using the latest tools and platforms. The Windows Embedded team has had an amazing year, shipping Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Embedded 8 Industry and Windows Embedded 8 Pro, as well as Windows Embedded Compact 2013. With the Windows Embedded 8 wave of releases, our portfolio extended alignment with the Microsoft tools you’re using today to develop apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – platforms like Visual Studio, tools like XAML and Expression Blend, and frameworks like .NET that support rich, immersive, cloud-connected app experiences. When combined with a range of beautiful hardware, Windows solutions are better than they have ever been.
Beyond common tools, one of the differences for Windows Embedded is unique support for industry-specific peripherals and devices. //Build/ is showcasing the opportunity for developers this week, and how the above technologies are combined with industry-specific hardware in places like your local shopping mall or medical center — providing consistent app experiences that empower employees, delight customers and connect businesses in secure, consumer-oriented environments to drive powerful relationships. Great devices with beautiful apps, on industry-specific hardware and peripherals — you can read more about our technology on the Windows Embedded website.