Microsoft has reached another stage in the development of Windows Embedded 8 Standard and they just published the Release Preview of the product on the Microsoft Connect Website.
Important changes in this release are the implemented Windows Activation, the removed USB Filter (introduced in CTP3).
To download the new Release Preview please visit the Microsoft Connect Website.
Microsoft has released a new version of the Community Technical Preview for Windows Embedded Standard 8. It provides additional features and support for Security and Lockdown, Custom Branding, Management and increases the modularity of the system itself and introduces the USB Filter for x86 based devices.
To download it please visit the Microsoft Connect website: https://connect.microsoft.com/windowsembedded
Also it includes an additional handler for the PMQ file export for drivers which are missing required flags. This prevented an import into the XPe or WES2009 tools.
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