An independent IT planning information service based on analysis
of Microsoft technologies, roadmaps
and licensing policies.
An all-in-one-place software version product roadmap resource that summarizes the current and future versions of 100+ Microsoft enterprise and developer technologies. Our product roadmaps will give you the forward looking information you need to efficiently plan projects, schedule migrations and budget purchases.
|Windows 8 Embedded Standard Preview|
|Thursday, 29 March 2012|
A Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the next version of Windows Embedded Standard, based on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, was made available for developers in Mar. 2012. Windows Embedded Standard 8 will be a highly customizable version of the next Windows client OS for specialized devices with x86 and x64-based processors. Microsoft has been promoting this embedded OS for specialized mobile devices such as handheld point-of-sale terminals that can send data to back-end line-of-business applications and business intelligence systems. The CTP gives device developers the ability to create an embedded OS image based on Windows 8 components that can execute touch-enabled Metro-style applications and take advantage of other new features of the OS, such as near field.