Create Operational Intelligence

Solutions built with Windows Embedded products increase opportunities by creating actionable business intelligence.

The Windows Embedded family of operating systems, tools and services help enterprises leverage customized intelligent system solutions to gather, store and process data, creating actionable business intelligence and tangible business outcomes. Partners building solutions based on Windows Embedded will realize expanded opportunities when they harness the full breadth of Microsoft technologies to offer end-to-end solutions. An intelligent system built on Windows Embedded—with the expertise of the extensive community of established Windows Embedded partners—extends the power of Windows and Microsoft technologies to edge devices. Our portfolio of products powers solutions that meet unique industry needs and span enterprises of any size and complexity.

Windows Embedded 8

The latest release of Windows Embedded products helps companies extend the intelligence of their information technology systems. With the Windows Embedded 8 family, enterprises can empower employees and customers with secure access to business-critical data, delivered in rich, natural user experiences through the power of Windows 8 technologies. Designed to connect to existing enterprise IT systems, Windows Embedded 8 ensures the manageability, consistency and predictability that enterprises require. For partners, Windows Embedded 8 delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows operating system with flexibility for the advanced industry devices and solutions they create. Windows Embedded 8 is connected, targeted and customizable, offers rich experiences to delight your users, is more secure and utilizes enterprise grade features. The platform is also intelligent systems ready; enterprises and partners can capitalize on existing enterprise investments as they build out powerful enterprise-class solutions.

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Windows Embedded Compact

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 is Microsoft’s platform for small-footprint devices that need hard, real-time performance and silicon flexibility with ARM and x86. The operating system helps device manufacturers in the retail, healthcare and manufacturing industries to bring intelligent systems to market that stand out through attractive, intuitive user experiences and seamless connections to cloud services. Windows Embedded Compact 2013-based industry devices are a critical part of intelligent system solutions, built on tools and technologies that you can trust every step of the way.

With the same code base as Windows Embedded Compact 7, Windows Embedded Automotive 7 is an extensible technology platform that allows automakers and suppliers to deliver visually rich in-car experiences with a shorter time to market. Bringing the power of Windows to the car, Windows Embedded Automotive 7 includes a large set of integrated and flexible middleware components that allow automotive solutions to scale across a broad range of automotive makes and models. Drivers benefit from the rich user interface and features including state-of-the-art hands-free Bluetooth phone communications, speech commands, touch input, advanced dashboard systems and more.

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Get powerful and proven data performance with Windows Embedded’s family of server products, which harness the benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 in two releases created specifically for embedded systems. Binary identical to Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems enables enterprises to access applications and data in a robust, streamlined package that is virtually maintenance-free. When paired with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems, enterprises can create a comprehensive database foundation for data analytics and operational intelligence.

Windows Embedded 7

Built on Windows 7, Windows Embedded 7 is a flexible product family that provides the products, tools and services that meet business needs across a range of industries. Start leveraging your existing technology to create a secure, intelligent system that generates richer operational intelligence. Benefit from a solution that’s specific to the needs of a particular industry, and tailored further to address the challenges and opportunities facing your company. Drive business growth and efficiency through a rich stream of data that’s generated by industry devices across your company.

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Other Windows Embedded products

Microsoft entered the embedded marketplace more than 15 years ago, and continues to lead the evolution of intelligent systems with an extensive suite of technologies for enterprises across a variety of industries. Windows Embedded products support edge devices and continue to the fuel the evolution of the marketed toward business intelligence and business opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach.

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Prior versions of Windows Embedded, including Windows Embedded 7, 8 and 8.1 products, have limited support when running on new processors and chipsets from manufacturers like Intel, AMD, NVidia, and Qualcomm. For more information, please see the Support Lifecycle FAQ.

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