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May 2010 Entries

Windows Embedded Compact 7

This will be the official name of the new release of Windows CE. Windows Embedded Compact 7 is available as a public CTP and it already supports a wide range of CPUs and both the device emulator and VirtualPC emulated environments. So I’ll have to learn a new (and longer) name for my favorite OS… but I (and all my two readers!) will be able to test it as soon as the download from connect web site completes (I'm sorry for my readers, but you'll have to download it by yourselves). Here’s a link for ......

Windows CE support forums

As you may already know, microsoft is moving its communities to a new platform, based on web forums. The “old” USENET newsgroups are going to be replaced by web forums organized by categories. One for low-level platform development (for the guys working with Platform Builder), another one for native application development (for people writing their real-time applications in C/C++ or people using Silverlight for Windows Embedded) and, last but not least, a forum dedicated to managed application development ......

Embedded Spark 2010 Summer Challenge

If you have a good idea for a cool embedded device based on Windows Embedded 7 and some free time to work on it you can partecipate to the Embedded Spark 2010 Summer Challenge. Just submit a short paper describing your idea and, if your idea is one of the 75 selected by the judges, you’ll receive some hardware to put your idea in practice and a chance to attend ESC Boston for free and win 15.000 dollars. The latest challenge has been won by Marco Bodoira, a fellow Italian embedded developer, so I ......

Windows Embedded in Padua

Martedì 8 Giugno, presso l’università di Padova terrò un intervento su Windows CE all’interno dell’evento: “Workshop sulle nuove architetture per sistemi embedded”. All’interno dello stesso evento altre sessioni tratteranno dell’architettura ARM e in particolare dei nuovi core Cortex A8, di applicazioni avanzate e di Linux Embedded. L’agenda (fitta e interessante) e il link per le iscrizioni potete trovarli qui: http://www.arrowitaly.it/tr... ......

Windows CE and the Compact Framework are dead?

This is one of the question that I’ve been asked more and more frequently at my public speeches and each time I meet customers. The announcement of the new Windows Phone 7 platform and the release of Visual Studio 2010 generated a bit of confusion around Windows CE and some of the technologies it supports. Windows CE is still alive and a lot of good programmers are working on the new releases (I had a chance to know some of them during the MVP summit in February). Here’s a blog post from Olivier ......