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…

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Screen Cast on Import Package in Windows Embedded Standard 7

Sami, the fearless Test engineer on the Windows Embedded Standard 7 team who authored this blog article about using Import Package has also created a screen cast on the same topic. The video focuses on using Import Package in ICE and also through commands in a command prompt. Check it out here!  – Lynda Technorati…

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Video: Why to Use the Standard 7 Compatible Applications Website

The Windows Embedded Standard 7 Compatible Applications website allows developers to quickly and easily ensure that applications will install on run on their target devices without having to do dependency analysis or any of that “hard work”.  Check out the following 2-minute video on why you should use the website and application templates.    What,…

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Windows Embedded Standard 7 Servicing Overview

Introduction Compared to XPe, there will be an increased number of options for servicing Windows Embedded Standard 7 runtime images, Distribution Shares, and tools. This article will give a brief overview of what will be offered for servicing in Standard 7. Note that there may be more in-depth coverage on some of these topics in…


A Little Bit of Levity with Standard 7

On a lark, I did an image search on Bing for the name of one of the features we shipped in Windows Embedded Standard 7. Here’s a collection of thumbnails from the results, I picked out just a few. Can you tell the name of the embedded feature I searched for?   –Andy


Interesting Info for Customers Creating Touch-based Devices with Standard 7

An engineering guidance whitepaper for Windows 7 may be interesting reading for many of our customers who are creating touch-based devices using Windows Embedded Standard 7. The paper covers topics such as: Touch investments in Windows 7, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer 8 Fundamentals Design Principles Touch Application Design Recommendations Additional Logo Considerations This is…


Digital Signage and Windows Embedded Standard 7

Last week at the Screenmedia Expo Europe 2010 in London, Intel® and Microsoft announced the commercial availability of their joint platform for Digital Signage media players, and the availability of the Digital Signage Evaluation Kit (DSEK-10). The DSEK is a reference platform that is designed to help digital signage developers quickly prototype and develop digital…


EWF – Mass deployment check list for Windows Embedded Standard 7

For the past several months we have received several mass deployment related queries for EWF. Many customers had skipped or were unaware of the Sysprep requirement. To help customers we have compiled a checklist for use during mass deployment of images containing EWF. Hope it helps! 1. Install and fine tune the master image. Disable…


Mass Deployment and BitLocker – The “Gotcha”

As mentioned in the blog articles “Image Builder Wizard – Quick and Easy Embedded OS Creation – Part 1” written by Robert and “BitLocker in Windows Embedded Standard 2011” written by Hema – the BitLocker feature requires two partitions. The first partition is a system partition contains the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) store and remains…


Using HORM with unprotected volumes

HORM imposes the following restriction on volumes – All volumes must be protected by EWF.           [OR] All unprotected volumes must be dismounted before capturing the HORM state. Note 1: Volumes residing on removable devices are excluded from this restriction. Note 2: Boot and System volumes should not be dismounted. Hence they must always be…

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