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