Microsoft targets many different platforms for its operating systems, right down to the embedded market where the user never sees the underlying OS or knows whose is running the device. While its Windows CE operating system has been around for a while and enjoys a decent share of the market, there are some instances where something even smaller is needed. For those devices, Microsoft has Windows Embedded Compact edition. The latest version has been released, and Code Guru takes a look at the details.
If you’re a developer interested in using an embedded form of Windows on small devices, Microsoft has just released a community technology preview (CTP) of Windows Embedded Compact 7 this week, aimed at specialized portable devices.
Microsoft announced the CTP during a keynote speech by Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division at the giant technology conference Computex being held in Taiwan.