Visual Studio Evolution 2013 – Düsseldorf

24 09 2013

Coming up soon, a first class developer conference right here in Germany.
The VS Evolution 2013 is going to shed some light onto the Microsoft developer platform and I am very happy to have a session on the agenda!
What am I going to show? Well, easy guess, an “Overview on Windows Embedded Standard 8”, of course. 🙂
But rest assured, I’ll spare you too many slides, most of it will be hands on – building a sample kiosk device.

Would be a pleasure to see you there!

14. Oktober 2013

Swissôtel Düsseldorf/Neuss
Rheinallee 1
41460 Neuss




Join us at ADC C++ 2013 – 07.-08. May

3 05 2013

Please join my colleague and friend Reiner Gerczuk (Microsoft) and me at this years Advanced Developer Conference C++ 2013 in Bad Aibling, next week Tuesday and Wednesday (07.-08. May). We are going to present cool stuff featured in the brand new Microsoft embedded operating systems: Windows Embedded Compact 2013 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
Great native code needs reliable platforms to run on!
Get ready for stunning features, cool demos and a lot of fun, here in Bavaria.

Looking forward to see You all. 🙂


Here comes embedded version 8!

1 03 2013

Microsoft has just announced GA (i.e. global availability) for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8 Professional to be March 20th, 2013.
Windows Embedded 8 Industry will be released soon after on April, 1st.

Embedded 8 Standard is the componentized version of the Windows 8 desktop OS for creating custom operating system images, while Embedded 8 Pro is the Win 8 Pro version under a specific embedded license. Embedded 8 Industry was formerly known as POSReady and WEPOS and is a vertical version for retail and industrial automation. No friends, no real-time here, look at Embedded Compact 2013 to get this 🙂 .

Have fun,



Windows Embedded 8 Industry Preview available!

16 01 2013

The Windows Embedded 8 Industry Preview is out!
What is Industry? One might ask, well,do not get confused, this is the  successor of WePOS and POSReady 7, all Windows Embedded based operating systems, pretty successful in the retail and the kiosk system market.
The naming is not really consistent and seemingly points to the fact that this OS can be used in different industries. 
OK, not everybody might consider this a too fortunate move, because the retail guys may be a little alienated now, while the rest is puzzled, which industry Industry is pointing at (all embedded OSes are deployed in industries, right?). 
But, who cares about the name?
What really counts are inner values of the product and here the good things from POSReady 7, such as UPOS support, have been carried over and now are enriched by strong new features in a lot of areas: Lockdown and security, device management, multi-touch applications are just a few examples.
It is snowing anyway over her at lake Ammer, so I take a little time to checkout this new version. Isn’t there kiosk hardware somewhere in the cellar….


Happy New Year! Gutes Neues!

2 01 2013

to eveybody.

Hope we all will have a great and fun 2013!



Pushing the limit with Kinect for Windows

3 07 2012

My friends from Interknowlogy show how a “Touchless Operating Room” can look like using Kinect and a lot of their own innovation.

Just check it out!

You think Kinect is an interesting technology? I am completely with You and have created this workshop for getting started with the natural user interface.
Would be great to welcome You at lake Ammer!

Btw. Kinect for Windows is supported on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and will be supported on coming Windows Embedded vNext version, as well!

It is time to get into the game! Smile


Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!

24 12 2011

to all readers of my blog.
May the new year bring more stability, peace and friendship to the world.
Keep cool and innovative and change the world into a better one!