Today at the Tech•Ed North America 2008 Developers conference and through a global webcast event, Microsoft Corp. announced the immediate availability of the Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Community Technology Preview (CTP). In addition, the company stated the product will be available to customers in the fourth quarter of 2008. Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is designed for OEMs wanting to quickly build devices that seamlessly connect into the existing enterprise infrastructure. Featuring new technologies including Microsoft Silverlight, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.1, and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is designed to drive managed and secure thin clients, sophisticated point of service and kiosk devices requiring visually compelling user experiences, and smart networked multifunction printers that are easy to manage and connect with enterprise infrastructure. Windows Embedded Standard 2009 also includes componentized drivers for Intel Corporation’s latest x86 processor architectures, providing device makers with the flexibility to access the latest generation of hardware.
“Including Intel’s drivers, like those for the new Intel® Atom™ Processor, in Windows Embedded Standard saves developers time otherwise required to validate and incorporate them into their designs,” said Doug Davis, vice president of the Digital Enterprise Group, and general manager of Embedded and Communications Group at Intel. “This development approach can save up to weeks in getting a product on the shelves.”
“The market has validated the strategy and vision that we set forward less than a year ago,” said Kevin Dallas, general manager of the Windows Embedded Business Unit at Microsoft. “With new features in Windows Embedded Standard 2009 enabling OEMs to build embedded devices that combine seamlessly into existing enterprise infrastructure, including the latest Microsoft desktop and server technologies, we are delivering the core foundation for the next generation of smart, connected, service-oriented devices in the enterprise.”
Continue At Source