The Keyboard Filter Driver allows you to block any unwanted key combination or even single keys. This is done by a kernel mode filter driver which filters out the key presses before they are processed by the system.
Examples for unwanted key combinations on an embedded system are: Ctrl+Alt+Delete, Ctrl+Shift+Esc, Win+E, etc. All these key combinations can be filtered with this driver.
The driver is available for Windows Embedded Standard 7 only and ships can be installed easily with a single setup file.
Microsoft has published a template for the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile.
The template can be used with the Image Configuration Editor. It will add all required packages automatically to ensure that the framework works properly.
To download this template and also other templates for Microsoft and 3rd party applications visit the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 Compatible Applications website.
Microsoft has released the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 component for XP Embedded.
.NET 3.5 SP1 is available as setup component that includes the installation and its required dependencies.
Customer should use the newest version of .NET to ensure the availability of support after April 12, 2011.
The Enhanced Write Filter is also shipped with Windows Embedded Standard 7. However it does not include the Disk mode known from earlier Embedded versions. The Disk Mode allowed to save all the changes on a separate hard drive.
Microsoft has released the August 2010 Update for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 which contains the following new features and tools:
The DISMUI Tool now supports adding device drivers for all devices which can be found in the distribution share.
To add drivers please specify the distribution share and check “Driver Installation (Online only)”.
Microsoft has released 17 additional languages + 2 Language Interface Packages for Windows Embedded Standard 7 which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) or installed by using the Windows Embedded Developer Update.
Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian
Microsoft has released the License Assessment Tool which helps you to find the correct license depending on which features you have included in your Windows Embedded Standard 7 image.
The tool can be downloaded on ECE:
After you have installed and started the tool it will ask you to select a configuration file:
Microsoft has released 9 additional languages for Windows Embedded Standard 7 which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE).