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Microsoft announces Windows Embedded Compact 2013

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Posted 9 years ago | News | Gregg Fritchle 2 comments

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Thanks to HPC:Factor member thcrw739 for calling our attention to Microsoft's announcement today of the coming release of Windows Embedded Compact 2013, the next generation of what we here know as Windows CE.

The new version will include several enhancements, including improved memory management and file system performance, improved networking capabilities, and what Microsoft calls "optimized startup," with the ability to "boot within seconds to a known state."

View: Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Posted on 14 June 2013 at 04:05By Gregg Fritchle (CE Geek)

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takwu's Avatar takwu 29 June 2013 8:27:48 AM
That is interesting news indeed.

CE has not died after all. It even says some partners have built HTML5 browsers for the platform (mmm, did MS make IE on Windows Phone 7.x but not on this?).

Although this probably just means updates for RFID and barcode scanners, there's a tiny hope that some manufacturer might build a terminal or chromebook-like device out of this, with that Azure support and all.
CE Geek's Avatar CE Geek 05 July 2013 11:23:47 PM
There'll also be a newer build of .NET Compact Framework coming with this release:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2012/11/16/introducing-netcf...

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