Windows Embedded Compact 2013 update release is now generally available

Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager We are pleased to announce that the update release to Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is now generally available. The release provides access to the new Visual Studio 2013, with an updated platform builder and application builder. There will be also a new inbox Wi-Fi driver for TI SDP44xx chipset….

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On stage at Embedded World: Windows Embedded

The i-PAN7 by Keith & Koep GmbH, a compact and scalable industrial  panel PC solution based on Windows Embedded Compact 2013.   Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager Last week, during a presentation session at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, we provided more details on the upcoming update release of Windows Embedded Compact 2013….

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Coming soon: Visual Studio 2013 and other updates to Compact 2013

Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager When we launched Windows Embedded Compact 2013 in June 2013, we created an operating system platform well suited for creating small-footprint devices that provide silicon flexibility with real-time capabilities. We also updated the product with the latest tools and technologies by integrating with the latest Visual Studio (at the…

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Now available: Wi-Fi drivers for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Posted By Partha SrinivasanSenior Product Manager Since we launched Windows Embedded Compact 2013, one of the key requests we’ve gotten has been around the availability of Wi-Fi drivers for the hardware platforms supported by the operating system. We have exciting news to share: One of our Windows Embedded Compact partners, embWise, recently announced the availability…

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Hey Colin, I have this great idea for a small foot print device. What do I do next? A primer for new Windows Embedded Compact developers

Posted By Colin MurphyTechnical Product Manager What a great question! Just getting started is one of the hardest steps in a device-development scenario because there are just too many questions to answer all at once. I like to break it down into more manageable steps. If you’re just starting out developing with Windows Embedded, here are…

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New Board Support Packages available for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Posted by Colin Murphy Product Marketing Manager, Windows Embedded To BSP or not to BSP: That is the question! Okay, maybe not so much. You need a BSP, or Board Support Package, if you are going to make a small-footprint device, even a “virtual device” and, as such, Windows Embedded Compact 2013 hits the ground…

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 achieves important security certification

Posted By Colin MurphyProduct Marketing Manager, Windows Embedded Wouldn’t you like robust security to protect your data communication from malicious intent? Well, of course you would, and most government and military organizations require Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 protection to secure highly sensitive data communications. FIPS is essentially a series of standards and mandates…

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Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Online Documentation Updates for July & August 2013

Posted By Windows Embedded Team The July and August 2013 updates for the Windows Embedded Compact 2013 online documentation are now live on MSDN and CodePlex. These updates include the following highlights: New developer guides: Use the Sample Virtual Device (provided with Platform Builder) – Explains how to use a virtual device for Compact 2013 development….

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Creating a custom shell in Compact 2013

Posted By Colin MurphyTechnical Program Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded The shell you say! What is a shell, anyway? Typically a shell application manages the base user interface of the system including access to applications and files and the ability to configure the system. In the case of an embedded device, a typical multi-function desktop shell…

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The hard and soft facts behind ‘real time’

Posted By Colin MurphyTechnical Program Manager, Microsoft’s Windows Embedded We’re excited by the prospects for Windows Embedded Compact 2013. Developers have been actively downloading the full toolkit since Microsoft announced the general availability in June. In a post to this blog at the time, I shared details about the GA including a look some of…

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