Windows Embedded Standard offers a completely new way to interact with your device. Use the Windows Touch API to create multitouch aware applications.
The interface of Windows Embedded Standard 7 has been optimized for touch input. You can easily scroll, pan, zoom with one or more fingures and by using gestures.
Also the taskbar comes with bigger icons to be better used by finger input. The jumplist can also be opened by a touch gesture.
You can use the Touch API to create multitouch aware applications very easy.
There are 3 ways to use (Multi)Touch in your application:
Windows will take care of basic touch functions, such as scrolling, zooming, panning, etc.
Process simple touch events, such as TouchDown, TouchUp events and create a touch aware application.
Use the new Touch API to process WM_TOUCH messages to get the complete data of multitouch input.
This way you can create powerful multitouch aware applications.