Friday, 30 April 2010

Windows Embedded 7 RTM

After months of a CTP version being available the final version has been released to manufacturer. Windows Embedded Standard 7, the successor of Windows XP Embedded was released April 27th 2010 at the ESC West - Silicon Valley

Windows Embedded Standard 7 is the first embedded OS based on the successful desktop o/s Windows 7. Thus the aligned naming.

It is a highly customizable embedded o/s in a componentized form, which allows OEMs to build devices with a control over the memory footprint and the addition of embedded enabling features (HORM etc.) but still get the familiarity and power of Windows 7.

You can find the Windows Embedded Standard 7 RTM press release here.

But if you want to learn more and you’re in the UK why not come to the Microsoft HUB event next Thursday 6th May.
I’ll be there on the Direct Insight booth and in our Windows Embedded CE- Hands on Lab event. So why not register via this link

>> Nigel

Thursday, 22 April 2010

OEMReadDebugByte in CE6.0

I quite often run a simple serial terminal using the debug port, having this we can control the platform without active sync, a keybaord or even an LCD, but when running from CE6.0 the application doesn't build because OEMReadDebugByte fails. If you want an app to be able to do the equivalent of OEMReadDebugByte instead use the function InputDebugCharW.