Windows Embedded Compact Shell Launcher

Posted By Pavel BanskyProgram Manager Welcome to the next article about Windows Embedded Compact. I want to describe you a situation and I’m sure you are familiar with it: You come across a digital signage device or point of sale terminal and there is an error code showing on the Windows desktop. The device is…

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Augmented Reality Vending Machines, and Other Glimpses of the Future of Retail

Posted By Guillaume EstegassyWindows Embedded BG Lead for Japan Earlier this month, we wrapped up a fantastic week at Retail Tech Japan (RTJ), celebrated on an incredibly warm Tokyo day. Equally warm was the reception from the press and the visitors to Microsoft’s “Delivering the Future of Retail Today” booth. Over 5,500 visitors came over…

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SQLite and Windows Embedded Compact

Posted By Pavel BanskyProgram Manager In today’s blog post I will look at a database for Windows Embedded Compact. Specifically I will look at SQLite which is becoming more and more popular, and compare it to good old SQL CE. SQLite is a public domain single file database, which doesn’t require expensive engine to run…

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Tis the season to be shopping…for a phone that works with your car!

Posted By Chris ElliottSenior Marketing Communications Manager Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you have some shopping to do. Some of you may be considering buying a new mobile phone as a gift for yourself or someone on your list.  There are so many cool new options out there to choose…

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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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Designing the Car Experience of the Future

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager This week I had the opportunity to attend GigaOM Roadmap in San Francisco. Together with Ford, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Ford SYNC and 5 million SYNC enabled vehicles shipped milestone.   The conference theme was “connected design,” exploring how design and user interface impact the experience people have…

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Heavenly Dog food: Building a DVR with WinTV7

Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Here on the Windows Embedded team, we try to do more than just build software, we also “eat our own dog food” and use our software for our everyday work and to emulate possible customer scenarios. Today I wanted to share with you the first post of a small…

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How a Mouth Guard Can Save a Life

Posted By J.T. KimbellProgram Manager If you want to get me excited, talk to me about sports. Ask me to play some pickup basketball, to watch some American football, or nerd out with a computer game like Football Manager. The competition, strategy, and feats of athleticism found in sports just seem to tickle my fancy….

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Supporting Applications with Unified Write Filter

Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Hey everyone. You may have noticed posts were a bit sparser during the month of September as I was out on paternity leave spending time with my new little boy. However, I’m back and we’re ready to get the content flowing again. We’ve had the privilege this summer of…

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The Intern Perspective: Explorer Interns

Posted By J.T. Kimbell Program Manager Over the last two weeks you’ve had the chance to hear from our three Explorer interns and learn about them and their experiences. Now, you get to see what Meg, Colleen, and Andrew were working on all summer. Intern Cove Our first day of work, over a free lunch…

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