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

The CTP 2 release delivers performance improvements and new capabilities for OEM partners to evaluate for future devices:

  • Increased functionality in lockdown features (support for touch screen keyboards to the Keyboard Filter and a Gesture Filter to control touch based input)
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and Forefront support for WES8 devices
  • Branding: device makers can now hide the startup logo, the progress indicator and the user tile during device startup and logon
  • Support for 7 additional languages

CTP2 can be downloaded here.

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