MVP 2013 Windows Embedded

MVP LogoI am delighted to announce that I have been awarded Microsoft Windows Embedded MVP for the third time!!

Thank you to all involved Microsoft and non-Microsoft people who made this possible!

The Microsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals in technical communities around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. To become an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) candidates are nominated by Microsoft or other community members: they are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. These individuals are chosen because they are exemplary community leaders who voluntarily share their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.

Congratulations to the other 976 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals world-wide, nominated and renewed today. Especially, I want to congratulate with my colleague Beppe Platania who has been awarded again Windows Embedded MVP!

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 released

Microsoft on June 13th released the latest version of its Windows Embedded Compact operating system.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is the successor to Windows Embedded CE and Compact 7. It is targeted at small-footprint devices used by retail, manufacturing, healthcare and other vertical industries. 

The 2013 release supports both x86 and ARM architectures and adds support for Visual Studio 2012. The latest Compact Embedded operating system also includes:


Windows Embedded Workshops Italy 2013


BEPS Engineering will participate in "Windows Embedded Workshops 2013" organized by Avnet Embedded & Silica in collaboration with Freescale.

  • June 27, 2013 - Milan, Italy
  • June 28, 2013 - Padua, Italy
  • July 11, 2013 - Rome, Italy

In these events, technical modular solutions that use multi-core processors from the Freescale i.MX family based on ARM Cortex A9 will be presented.


Kinect-Azure Proof-of-Concept for public advertisements

Microsoft Innovation Center Torino, Arrow and BEPS Engineering developed a proof-of-concept (POC) solution for public advertisements: the Kinect-Azure POC, an Intelligent Systems case study.

The current solution is focused on a real estate scenario, but the same technologies can be applied in different application domains.


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.

Embedded Partner Excellence Award for Community Leadership 2012

I'm very glad to announce that BEPS Engineering has been awarded again Embedded Excellence Partner for Community Leadership, together with other worldwide Microsoft Embedded partners. Thanks to my boss and my colleagues for the great, hard work we're doing!!

Microsoft Embedded Partners

The full press release is available on the official Microsoft Embedded site.

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 Industry is available

As announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Industry is finally available. Windows Embedded 8 Industry is the new version of Windows Embedded POSReady 7, a trusted platform for building differentiated devices that are part of an Intelligent System. It is a fixed platform solution based on Windows 8 that provides the capabilities devices in Retail, Financial Services and Hospitality Industries require.

Windows Embedded 8 logo


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.


Microsoft Embedded Conference, Naples, Italy, January 26th 2013

Microsoft Embedded ConferenceDotNetCampania association, in collaboration with TinyClr community, organizes the first Microsoft Embedded Conference, on January 26th, 2013 in Naples, Italy. It will be a full  day of technical sessions about Embedded system development with Microsoft technologies. The most important Italian experts (also Beppe Platania) will talk about Microsoft Embedded technologies and will introduce the attendants to the Embedded world. They will discover how to create a fully customized "Intelligent System", how to develop .NET Micro Framework applications and will see a preview of the new Windows Embedded 8 Standard, a modularized version of Windows 8, designed for embedded systems.

The event is free, but availability is limited.

In order to attend the event, registration is required on the official site.


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