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The Windows Embedded team blog helps you stay current with the rapidly evolving world of intelligent systems and industry devices. Here, you’ll find a range of voices—from engineers, business leaders and more—that spotlight product information, news and other commentary on Microsoft, Windows Embedded and our ecosystem of Windows Embedded partners and enterprise customers.


JUL
13
2014
The IoT team gears up for WPC 2014

Posted By Karen Roberts
Senior Partner Marketing Manager

It’s finally here: Today marks the kickoff of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, WPC 2014, here in Washington, D.C. and the Internet of Things (IoT) Industry team couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store for partners. After a full year of rapid growth for IoT, now is the perfect time to share our plans for continued leadership in the space, and reiterate the opportunity IoT represents for Microsoft partners.

JUL
11
2014
New Windows developer program for IoT

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Windows Developer Program for IoT – further evidence of our commitment to developing great technologies for the Internet of Things, and bring Windows to ever-smaller devices. We’ve also introduced a new Windows Developer for IoT portal, with documentation and examples to support the developer kits that will be shipped in small batches.

JUL
11
2014
Workaround for Windows Embedded Developer Update (WEDU) error System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8024002E) when scanning for updates on Windows Embedded 8 Standard

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

On Windows Embedded 8 Standard, if you attempt to use WEDU to search for updates and the scan fails with the following error in the log (wedu.log):

JUL
08
2014
Workaround for error "Windows Setup failed to open catalog" when using an .ISO created from a Windows Embedded 8 Standard media image

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

In Standard 8, if you use Create Media from Image Configuration Editor (ICE), then create an .ISO from that media, you will not be able to use that .ISO to install Standard 8 on a device. Instead, you will get an error stating "Windows Setup failed to open catalog". This is because the media created by ICE is not designed to create an .ISO and thus does not include the .LOCK file that is required to created "locked" copies of the catalog database files.

As a workaround, before creating the .ISO from the media file created by ICE, copy the .LOCK file located in C:\Windows Embedded Catalog\.lock, then proceed to create or burn the .ISO. This .LOCK file can also be located on the Windows Embedded 8 Standard DVD in the *\Catalog\.lock directory.

JUL
08
2014
Processor State Value Workaround for Windows Embedded Standard 7

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

If you are running Windows Embedded Standard 7 (Standard 7) on some devices, you may need to manually set the processor state to 100% to avoid slow performance problems if your processor is not correctly responding to an increase in processor state. This is a known issue on Intel Haswell boards but can happen on other boards as well.

JUN
27
2014
The Internet of Soccer

Posted By Windows Embedded Team

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