Overcoming the challenge of the “always connected” customer

Posted By Myriam Semery Windows Embedded BG Lead The 14th International Scala Conference took place in Amsterdam recently, and I was invited to present Microsoft’s vision around intelligent systems to a panel of retailers from across Europe. My focus was on how intelligent systems enable a connected customer experience; specifically, how digital signage reinforces the…

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Transforming the customer experience with the connected fitting room

Posted By Steve DunbarWindows Embedded Lead, Northern Europe Last month at the Retail Week Technology Summit in London, I presented the Connected Fitting Room concept (along with Microsoft’s partner, Accenture) to the top decision-makers in the retail sector. We discussed how the Internet of Things is being realized through intelligent systems such as the Connected…

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October 2013 Security Updates are on MyOEM for XPe SP3 and Standard 2009

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The October 2013 Security Updates are on MyOEM for Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded with Service Pack 3 and Windows® Embedded Standard 2009. The list below applies to Windows Embedded Standard 2009: KB 2861188 – Vulnerabilities in .Net Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution KB 2858302 – Vulnerabilities in .Net Framework…

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Transforming retail with operational intelligence: Windows Server for Embedded Systems

Posted By Partha SrinivasanProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL Products OEM manufacturers use Windows Server for Embedded Systems to build server appliances —preinstalled hardware and software combined with the operating system — which make the configuration, deployment and management of industry devices simpler and faster. These server appliances are used in a number of…

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Could the Internet of Things help trigger a new period of economic growth?

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager When it comes to the kind of landmark, disruptive technologies that have changed the face of economies and nations, there is a very short, debatable list: monumental developments such as electricity, flight, automobiles, the telephone, the PC. Today there may or may not be that Edison or Tesla working on…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems: Empowering enterprises with high-performance data and device management

Posted By Partha SrinivasanProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL Products Today marks yet another milestone in Microsoft’s march towards a new vision: The simultaneous release of the latest Windows technologies—Windows 8.1—across a wide array of hardware for consumers and for business. With this morning’s announcement of the general availability of Windows Server 2012 R2,…

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Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry now generally available

Posted By Cuong PhamWindows Embedded product manager At Windows Embedded, we’re excited to be part of Microsoft’s announcement today: the general availability of Windows 8.1. This latest chapter in the Windows evolution takes Microsoft, our partners and customers, and consumers to new heights across a world of devices. It’s the realization of value driven by…

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Windows Embedded 8.1: Assigned Access and Windows Embedded Lockdown

Posted By Jeff WettlauferSr. Technical Product Marketing Manager With the release of Windows 8.1 and Windows Embedded 8.1, a new capability called Assigned Access has been introduced. This post will compare Assigned Access with the existing (and improved for 8.1) embedded lockdown features. What is Assigned Access? Assigned Access is a new feature offered in…

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P97 innovates retail fueling and convenience store ecosystem with new intelligent system

Posted By Kristin FlandreauWindows Embedded, Americas Business Group Lead In my role working with Windows Embedded partners, I often get a front-row seat at the debut of some innovative intelligent-system solutions. This week, P97 Networks is launching a cool new cloud-based mobile commerce platform and site controller software at the Association for Convenience and Fuel…

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An overview of updates to the Windows Embedded 8 platform

Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager, Windows Embedded We’ve been working hard in the past few months to deliver the Windows Embedded 8.1 update to our customers and partners. In June, we made available the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview and followed with the RTM in August. Our updated 8.1 platforms will be generally available…

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