Windows Embedded Compact 7, the successor of the Windows Embedded CE operating system, has now been released and is available to the public.
This new version provides some tools and features updates like new tools for developing Silverlight for Windows Embedded applications, SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) support, DLNA support and MTP support.
A fully functional evaluation version
of the software provides a Virtual PC Board Support Package allowing you to do testing with Virtual devices.
"Microsoft has always focused on ushering in the next breakthrough in computing technology, from the first microcomputers to today?s embedded devices," said Dan Javnozon, a group manager with Windows Embedded at Microsoft. "By extending beyond and providing the ability to connecting back to the PC, servers and services, Windows Embedded makes it easy for OEMs to envision and build new types of devices that are intuitive for users in the home, on the road or at work."
The Windows Embedded Compact 7 platform supports Microsoft's latest technology innovations bringing the power of Microsoft Silverlight to embedded developers with the Silverlight for Windows Embedded user interface framework for creating new applications and devices.
The types and kinds of devices being built on Windows Embedded platforms continue to grow and become more diverse. Since the inception of the Windows Embedded business, Microsoft has worked closely with ARM to ensure that Windows Embedded CE, and now Windows Embedded Compact 7, has support for the latest ARM architecture.