Assessing Microsoft's evolution in the Internet of Things

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager It’s been an incredibly productive autumn so far for us at Windows Embedded. The past few weeks have seen multiple major product and program announcements — the release of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, closely followed by its availability through volume licensing; Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems’ general availability;…

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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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The Internet of Things is Here

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager I just returned from a holiday (or vacation, if you’re an American) and noticed that my old English friend, Oxford Dictionary, is catching up to the times. No, I’m not talking about the addition of the “emoji,” but rather their recognition of the “Internet of Things” or IoT. Here at…

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The Next Generation of Experience and Insight

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager Today we announced the general availability of the Windows Embedded 8 family of products. You can read more about that announcement here. I’ve been involved in a lot of launches at Microsoft over the years, but to me, this feels like something more. As the promise of a world of…

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Intelligent Systems Defining New Retail Experiences

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager There’s been a tremendous amount of change in the retail industry the last few years—much of it at the expense of brick-and-mortar retailers whose chief competitors play by a slightly different set of rules and business requirements. Together with some of our device partners and retail customers, we’re designing solutions…

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Life Imitates Art: Microsoft Helps Bring the Future to Life Today

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager I’m a bit of a movie buff and in the past couple of years I think we’ve seen some technology emerge that mimics one of my favorite sci-fi movies of all time, Minority Report. It’s a bit of a life imitating art moment in that many of the things portrayed…

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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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Welcome to Approaching Embedded Intelligently

Posted By Kevin DallasGeneral Manager Our growing enthusiasm over the last few months is undeniable. The convergence of cloud-based services, data centers, pervasive connectivity and specialized devices has led to the emergence of a new category within the traditional embedded market – a category that is exponentially greater than the sum of the parts. We…