Royal Caribbean extends Microsoft partnership for 'world’s first smart ship'

Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Cloud and Enterprise Royal Caribbean announced this week that when its newest mega-luxury liner, Quantum of the Seas, launches this winter, it will have some cool new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on board. Royal Caribbean has created what it’s calling the “world’s first smart ship.” From RFID luggage…

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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…


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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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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Bluebird debuts two new devices built on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld

Posted By Garrett ClarkeProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Handheld The latest and greatest in retail technologies were on display in New York City this week at “retail’s big show,” the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) Annual Convention & EXPO. We’re excited to share the news that our partner, Bluebird, has built two great new devices built on…

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Seen at NRF: new intelligent systems solutions for retail

Posted By Olivia ChenSenior Product Marketing Manager Windows Embedded technology was on view throughout the National Retail Federation Big Show 2014 in New York this week, from the Microsoft booth to the banners high overhead. Thousands of attendees took part in tours and demos showcasing retail solutions that combine Microsoft and partner technologies for customer…

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Panasonic joins the Windows Embedded 8 Handheld program

Posted By Garrett ClarkeProduct Manager, Windows Embedded Handheld In New York City this week, at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & EXPO, there’s a lot of excitement about new technologies in the retail industry. We’re thrilled to be at the show, sharing our Windows Embedded partners’ latest and greatest devices and news. It’s with…

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New Micros tablet built on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry puts real power on the sales floor

Posted By Olivia ChenSenior Product Marketing Manager At the National Retail Federation Big Show 2014 in New York, Microsoft is demonstrating a food service point of service (POS) solution based on Windows Embedded that lets businesses use affordable off-the-shelf hardware to simplify customer service and business operations. The solution, a collaborative effort with MICROS, Intel…

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