Microsoft has released the preview version of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. You can download the new bits after registration from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/windows-embedded-8-industry.aspx. The new version contains all features from Windows 8.1 to the Embedded version of the product and adds the lockdown capabilities that are needed in an embedded environment. Be sure to download the preview version to be ready once the final product gets released!
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
We have added a detailed presentation about our Unique Tools. You can get a quick deep dive into what the tools do and for which operating systems they can be used. Simply go to https://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 [...]
Microsoft released additional language packs for Windows Embedded 8 Standard which are available for download from MyOEM: Windows Embedded 8 Standard 32-bit Windows Embedded 8 Standard 64-bit The following languages are available: Arabic(Saudi Arabia) Basque(Basque) Bulgarian(Bulgaria) Catalan(Catalan) Chinese Traditional(Taiwan) Croatian(Croatia) Czech(Czech Republic) Danish(Denmark) Dutch(Netherlands) English(United Kingdom) Estonian(Estonia) Finnish(Finland) Galician(Galician) Greek(Greece) Hebrew(Israel) Hungarian(Hungary) Italian(Italy) Latvian(Latvia) Lithuanian(Lithuania) Norwegian(Bokmal) Polish(Poland) Portuguese(Portugal) Portuguese(Brazilian) Romanian(Romania) Russian(Russia) Serbian Latin(Serbia) Slovak(Slovakia) Slovenian(Slovenia) Spanish(Spain) Swedish(Sweden) Thai(Thailand) Turkish(Turkey) Ukrainian (Ukraine)
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. Use an alternative browser like Firefox and go to http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ and click on "Do you have a different operating system or browser?". Then download the Internet Explorer version for Windows 7. If [...]
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.
Elbacom did a technical webinar for Windows Embedded 8 Standard which is now available for you to download. Please register on our website to get access to the file. The webinar covers the following topics: General Overview Installation New Features Lockdown Features Branding Features Unique Tools