Posts for tag: standard 8

Pluralsight What's New in Embedded 8 Standard course is out!

I'm very happy and proud to share that my first Pluralsight course has been published today: What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. Now I am truly a part of the Pluralsight team!

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The course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Windows Embedded 8 Standard is a modular operating system based on Windows 8, which provides enterprises and device manufacturers the freedom to choose which capabilities will be part of their industry devices and intelligent system solutions. The newly released version supports modern, rich, customizable, multi-touch experiences that keep customers engaged and employees informed and productive, as well as new lock-down tools to ensure it's targeted, secure and consistent.

Let me know what you think about it and, for any question, feel free to write me an e-mail!

New WE8S Gesture Filter article published on MSDN

This is just a bookmark to the great article about Windows Embedded 8 Standard Gesture Filter, written by Windows Embedded MVP Beppe Platania. I've been the technical reviewer of the article. It has been published in Italian on Microsoft MSDN, but the same contents are available in English on Beppe's blog.

WE8S Train The Trainer Course in Paris

Beps trainers in ParisYesterday all BEPS Engineering trainers attended a Train The Trainer course about Windows Embedded 8 Standard in Microsoft France, Paris.

The class was composed by a number of trainers from all over Europe, but BEPS people (in the photo, from left to right: Marco, Salvatore, Dorangela, Gianni and Beppe) counted for more than half of the class!

During the day we collected lots of useful information and material to teach the official Microsoft course about the new Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Hope to see you soon in our next workshops!

Windows Embedded 8 family is here!

Windows Embedded logoToday Microsoft announced the general availability of the Windows Embedded 8 family of Operating Systems which extends Windows 8 technologies to the Embedded world. They helps enterprises capitalize on the Internet of Things with the platform to capture, analyze and act on valuable data across IT infrastructures. For OEMs and developers, Windows Embedded 8 delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows to create advanced commercial devices: the Windows 8 innovations coupled with additional embedded functionality will help them quickly and efficiently deliver differentiated solutions with security enhancements, a refined application model and touch-first industry experiences.


Windows Embedded 8 Standard – Release Preview

Windows Embedded logoA few days ago the Release Preview of Windows Embedded 8 Standard has been announced and made available to Microsoft partners.

What's New in Windows Embedded 8 Standard

  • Rich Line of Business Experiences
    Delight your customers with smooth, responsive, immersive experiences powered by Windows 8 applications, Multi-Touch, Internet Explorer 10 and more.
  • Connected
    Deliver a solution that stays up and running, and allows you to connect to the things that matter most inside and outside the four walls.
  • Targeted
    Deliver a targeted device experience with powerful OS development tools and enhanced lockdown and branding capabilities to meet the line of business needs of your customers.
  • Intelligent Systems Ready
    Create a device that can be secured, managed and connect to IT systems to extend intelligence through the business process.
  • Secure
    Utilize Windows 8 technologies to protect the device, data, and network to keep business running smoothly.

At work, together with my colleagues Beppe Platania and Marina Sabetta, we've already built some images and installed it on a number of devices. It is simply great!

Stay tuned for more updates in the next weeks.

VS2012, WEC 8, WES 8 CTP3, Windows Phone 8

Yesterday has been a great day for Microsoft and the Embedded community.

Visual Studio 2012 has been officially launched and it has been confirmed that the next version of Windows Embedded Compact will be fully integrated. It will also include a new version of Microsoft .NET Compact Framework (3.9), with performance improvements and a number of additional features, and will bring support for C++ 11.

On Colin Miller's blog appeared a blog post about Visual Studio Express 2012 for Desktop and its .NET Micro Framework 4.3 support, which will be soon released.

Microsoft also released a new preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 (WES8 CTP3).


Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 available

Today Microsoft announced the availability of the second  Windows Embedded Standard 8 community technology preview (CTP) at Computex.

Windows Embedded Standard 8 is a flexible OS that provides the capabilities of Windows 8 with additional features, to support embedded device requirements:

  • Compliance, security & lockdown features
  • Custom branding
  • Management and servicing of the OS and applications
  • Modularity

Experimenting with WES8 CTP and Kinect

Asus Eee TopFor a demo project involving Kinect, my colleague  Dorangela Daniele and I started to play around with the recently released  Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP. I already tested both  Kinect SDK 1.0 Beta 2 and  Kinect SDK 1.0 RTM in  Windows 8 Consumer Preview, so we were confident that it would have worked fine in WES8, too.


windows embedded standard 8 CTP

windows8_logoMicrosoft just released the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Windows Embedded Standard 8 (WES8)!
It can be downloaded here and a detailed datasheet can be found here.

WES8 is a componentized version of Windows 8 with additional technologies that extend the power of Windows to Intelligent Systems. The CTP is based on Windows 8 technology but it doesn't include all the features that will eventually ship with the final product.  Devices powered by Windows Embedded Standard 8 are the foundation for intelligent and interconnected technological solutions, enabling new insights, productivity and opportunities to create lasting competitive advantage.

Get it today and have fun playing around with the next version of Windows Embedded Standard! Stay tuned for more information and personal explorative projects during the next months.

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