Microsoft has released the final version of Windows Embedded Compact 2013. The new version of the real-time operating system can now be build using the latest version of Visual Studio.
To find out more and download an evaluation version please have a look at the Microsoft Windows Embedded website: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/windows-embedded-compact-2013.aspx
Simply go to http://www.elbacom.com/embedded/products/tools/uniquetoolsoverview and have a look!
In case you want to update your Windows Embedded 8 Standard image in the field, you will need to re-activate your image. This can be tricky, if your device has no internet connection and would require to do the activation by phone. Also it limits the possibility of doing automated image updates.
Therefore we have created a white paper explaining how to backup and restore your Windows 8 activation. Please remember that the activation is unique to each device.
Elbacom presents the Project Knight 2000 - an intelligent system showcase that is fully equipped with Windows Embedded and other Microsoft technologies.
It was shown on the Embedded World 2013 in Nuremberg and was remotely displayed on the SPS 2012 in Nuremberg.
The car is running Windows Embedded 8 Standard and is connected to the Windows Azure cloud. This allows the car to be controlled from various clients – including Windows Embedded 8 Standard terminals, Windows 8 PCs, Windows RT devices and Windows Phones.
Also other technologies such as Kinect for Windows, Windows Azure, Skype, .NET and more are combined in the project.
To learn more about the project please visit our dedicated website www.driveembedded.com
Microsoft released additional language packs for Windows Embedded 8 Standard which are available for download from MyOEM:
The following languages are available:
If you configure an automatic logon on Windows Embedded 8 Standard (e.g. with control UserPasswords) right after the installation you will notice that your configuration gets lost after the reboot. Then you will need to reconfigure the automatic logon again.
The reason for this behavior is that the setup creates the AutoAdminLogonCount value in the registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Winlogon) which is set to 0 after the first start. If you setup the AutoLogon now it will disappear after a reboot. The solution is to either do an additional reboot first or to delete the entry in the registry.
If you try to install Adobe Flash in Windows Embedded 8 Standard you will most likely get to the troubleshooting website of Windows 8. All solutions posted there will not work and if you try to install the KB2758994 you will see the error message “The update is not applicable to your computer.”.
There is an easy way to solve it if you need Flash in your application. Go to http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ and download the Internet Explorer version for Windows 7.
With this the installation will succeed and you will be able to use Flash Player properly.
Microsoft has released the next version of Windows Embedded POSReady which is now named Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro. This new version is built upon the reliable Windows 8 operating system. With the Retail SKU it is specifically targeted for Point of Service devices which can be kiosks, scanners, POS terminals, and many more. The Pro SKU can be used for creating ATMs, medical devices or for devices made for the manufacturing industry.
To start testing you can download the evaluation version from getwindowsembedded8.com.
Windows Embedded 8 Standard is available for ordering starting today. Download the toolkit for free from the Microsoft Windows Embedded website and start developing the next generation embedded devices!
For more information visit our Windows Embedded 8 Standard info page: http://www.elbacom.com/embedded/products/wes/wes8