Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support

2018-10-09T10:27:16+00:00

  New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1     With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices.     Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life   Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011.   For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends.   Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. Windows customers can raise a [...]

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support2018-10-09T10:27:16+00:00

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 2

2018-10-09T12:07:06+00:00

As Microsoft turns 40 this month, we've put Windows Embedded Compact 6.0, and its enduring popularity, under the microscope at  a Win CE 6 open forum. The first post examined some of the differences between Win CE 5 and Win CE 6; CE 6's rather reluctant start in 2008, and MSDN licensing - amongst other Windows Embedded topics. Now, here's the concluding part of our Embedded Compact 6.0 open forum - with Nigel Goodyear, Embedded Platform Architect at Direct Insight, and ByteSnap Design's Principal Engineer, Martin Thompson. Updates Availability and Obsolescence BYTESNAP: So in terms of Windows CE 6 and obsolescence what are we looking at now? NG: Well, I believe it’s 2018; there will still be updates available in terms of security availability for the tools until 2018 and then licensing [...]

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0 Part 22018-10-09T12:07:06+00:00

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.0

2018-10-09T12:09:05+00:00

It started with a vision. A computer on every desktop in every home. Thus, on 4th April 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started Since then, this PC colossus has seen its share of changes in markets and user expectations; its operating systems moving from desktop to gaming, smartphone, PDA, tablet, and embedded devices. This week, as Microsoft marks its 40th anniversary, ByteSnap takes a closer look at Windows Embedded Compact 6.0, or WinCE 6.0 - one of its most popular variants of the embedded operating systems to date. We chaired a Win CE 6.0 open forum with Nigel Goodyear, Embedded Platform Architect at Direct Insight, and our Principal Engineer, Martin Thompson. In the first of two parts, we examine how the OS has managed to maintain its staying [...]

Microsoft @ 40: A Closer Look at Embedded Compact 6.02018-10-09T12:09:05+00:00