Microsoft has released POSReady 7 and it is now available to order. An evaluation version of POSReady 7 is already available for download from the Microsoft Windows Embedded website: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/downloads/download-windows-embedded-posready-7.aspx
Microsofts new Windows Embedded POSReady 7 is currently available as Community Technical Preview 2 on the Microsoft Connect website. Olivier Bloch from the Microsoft Windows Embedded team has created a great video showing how to use all the features that come with Windows Embedded POSReady 7 to create a customized and secure end-user experience.
Microsoft has published a workaround for the case that you use EWF and that WinSAT is included in your image and it consumes too much memory.
The article is about the following scenario:
The new Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 enables you to manage all your embedded devices with a single tool.
This new tool integrates into Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and it not only allows you to deploy and update images – you can differentiate between device types. This way updates can be deployed, e.g. only to Thin Clients but not to kiosks however both device types run Windows Embedded Standard 7.
The new version introduces a new feature to display all the dependencies of a selected Feature Package. This will help you to find out why certain components are pulled into the image.
The Driver Injector tool allows you to find suitable drivers for your target device automatically. The tool can be a great help if you have previously extracted all driver with Driver Extractor and want to inject them again automatically. Or if you have a driver CD/DVD and want to inject all drivers automatically to the image without having to install every device manually.
DISMUI also works with the Windows Embedded POSReady 7 Community Technical Preview. So you can easily use the tool as a graphical wrapper to activate and deactivate Windows Features. However there are a few things needed to make it work.
Here is a description which things need to be changed and why: