Showcasing a unique retail POS tablet device

Posted By Guillaume EstegassyWindows Embedded Business Lead, Japan [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTu-zU2E8MA] At Retail Tech Japan 2014, held earlier this spring in Tokyo, we demonstrated how Windows Embedded and Microsoft Azure provide a great platform for POS, kiosks, vending machines and digital signage for retail. In this video, we would like to introduce you to a unique tablet…


Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems: Build your foundation for better data analytics and operational intelligence in next-generation intelligent systems

Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager Today, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems, which is binary identical to Microsoft SQL Server 2014, becomes generally available. We think this product provides the most comprehensive database platform for building purpose-built, next-generation, industry-class server appliances. With this edition, enterprises and OEMs now have a lot more capabilities…

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Now available: POS for .NET

Posted By Christine AhonenWindows Embedded Program Manager Microsoft Point of Service (POS) for .NET is a set of .NET class libraries that allows software developers and OEMs to write .NET applications for retail and hospitality that work across a wide variety of retail peripherals. A user running a .NET application using POS for .NET can…

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Intelligent systems in health: Addressing three key industry trends

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Group Business Lead The Windows Embedded team in Microsoft’s HIMSS booth. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition wrapped up last month in Orlando, Fla. More than 37,000 health professionals and 1,200 exhibitors gathered for a week of learning as Microsoft showcased the many ways its…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 now available to direct OEMs

Posted By Partha SrinivasanProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Server and SQL products Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems (binary identical to Microsoft SQL Server 2014) is now available for all of our Embedded Direct OEMs to license for electronic download via the Software Order Center within the next 24–48 hours. OEMs license Microsoft SQL Server 2014…

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Showcasing Microsoft’s retail expertise at EuroShop

Posted By Werner ReussDirector, Business Group, Windows Embedded Germany and CEE In sports and in business, it is always about having the right team in place. The same holds true for an intelligent system for retailers: If you don’t have the right blend of devices, services and expertise, the solution you build won’t be as…

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DSE 2014: Intelligent systems solutions at the world’s largest digital signage event

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead Digital Signage Expo (DSE), held in February, is the world’s largest and longest event exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home industries. This year, more than 4,000 attendees — 30 percent from outside the U.S. — gathered in Las Vegas and viewed innovative solutions addressing…

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Industry Devices Discovery Day

Posted By Steve DunbarWindows Embedded lead, Northern Europe   At our event, Industry Devices Discovery Day, held last November in Reading, England, we demonstrated how Windows Embedded (visit our U.K. site here) provides the right platform for industry devices through enterprise-grade security, lock-down features, and deep integration between the devices and IT infrastructure. In this…

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Control costs with enterprise mobility in healthcare

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead What does enterprise mobility mean to you? Many of us think of mobility as a small handheld computing device we carry with us to stay on top of business. Enterprise mobility enables a workforce to have instant access to information through mobile applications anywhere, anytime. In today’s business…

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How intelligent systems partners are chipping away at high healthcare costs

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health expenses. That’s about $8,915 per person and amounts to 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. These numbers are astounding!  The West Health Institute, a medical research organization, has identified the lack of medical device interoperability — the ability of…

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