Friday, June 14, 2013

Microsoft announces general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Yesterday Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Embedded Compact 2013, successor to Windows Embedded CE and Compact 7.
it is targeted at small-footprint devices used by retail, manufacturing, healthcare and other vertical industries. It includes powerful new tools and capabilities - including new support for Visual Studio 2012 - that extend the experience of Windows.

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 features include the following:

  • Improvements to the core operating system, including memory management and networking capabilities
  • Improved file-system performance, enabling devices to always be available
  • Optimized startup, with snapshot boot, which allows devices to boot within seconds to a known state, such as a specific UI with device drivers loaded
  • Built-in support for Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth technologies, and a seamless connection to Windows Azure, for a robust, connected intelligent system
  • Support from thousands of developers and partners, who have built add-on solutions, including HTML5 browsers
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