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Webinar:  IDE Choices with Windows Embedded Compact 2013 update

Join Windows embedded Compact expert Doug Boling as he discusses the latest update to Windows Embedded Compact 2013 including support for Visual Studio 2013, Connectivity enhancements and more. Sign up to learn ways you can take advantage of these improvements in your next embedded system.

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Date:    March 25th, 2014 @ 9:00 AM (PST)

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry now available 

October 17th, 2013, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, which enables OEM to leverage Windows 8.1 technology to build new generation of innovative devices serving different vertical industrial application (more)

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Microsoft Azure for Internet of Things


As a further confirmation that Microsoft wants to be part of the business of the Internet of Things, was released a "limited preview" of a new product on Azure: Azure Microsoft Intelligent System Service.

The primary objective is to provide a single platform capable of acquiring data generated by heterogeneous systems (and thus non-Microsoft) for further processing and analyzing in real-time with tools like HDInsight.

The main features will be :

  • Connectivity : ability to connect any device regardless of onboard operating system;
  • Configuration : definition of rules to automate processes on the device;
  • Administration : ability to monitor, configure and update devices in the field;
  • Extensibility : greater scalability and efficiency through infrastructure based on cloud;

At the following link, it is possible to request a limited preview to which potential users will have access as a result of a questionnaire for assessing the project to be realized.

Qpid Proton C on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS in Windows Azure to use Service Bus via AMQP : creation, configuration, build and usage

  One of the protocols most commonly used in the messaging systems that can be also used for the Internet of Things is the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) that already is OASIS standard and now it is at version 1.0. The Service Bus offered by Windows Azure supports this protocol, that ensures communication between clients developed on different platforms. In the case of a Microsoft platform we have no problem thanks to the Windows Azure SDK (now at version 2.3) that completely abstracts the underlying communication protocol with the Service Bus (AMQP, SBMP, ...) thanks to its programming model. if we are working on a non-Microsoft system, one of the best choices is to adopt the libraries of the Apache Qpid project and in particular the Qpid Proton. This library is developed in C and it provides the bindings for other languages ​​including Java, Python, and PHP. In this tutorial, we will see how to create an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS virtual machine on Windows Azure, install and use the Qpid Pr ...

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Microsoft Azure Dev Camps: Learn about Microsoft’s Cloud technology

There will be 2 separate Microsoft Azure Dev Camps events, on April 23rd and 24th.  These are free full day online learning event, deliver by expert in this field, to help you learn Microsoft Azure, a Cloud platform needed for the evolving Internet of Things.

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Index to My Hyper-V and Managed Code Blog Articles

Hyper-V and Compact 2013 (3 articles)

Managed Code as part of the OS Build ( 3 articles)

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DJs Weekly Blog V1.7 - Building Managed Code as part of the OS (Part 3): Debugging


  • Building Managed Code as part of the OS (Part 3): Debugging
  • Windows 8.1 Update
  • $0 Windows Licesninsing and Open Source

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Windows 8.1 Update now available: One Small Step for Touch Users.. one Giant Leap for Desktop Users.

Not to be confused with updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 .. Do a Bing on Windows 8.1 Update and you'll see what I mean!

Now available on MSDN, dated 3rd April 2014. It comes in three downloads.

  • RT: mu_windows_8.1_rt_update_arm_4046909
  • X86: mu_windows_8.1_windows_embedded_8.1industry_update_x86_4046911
  • X64: mu_windows_8.1_windows_server_2012r2_windows_embedded_8.1industry_update_x64_4046913

Feature Summary: One Small Step for Touch Users.. one Giant Leap for Desktop Users.

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Big News From BUILD 2014

Announcements were plentiful at BUILD this week. Highlights include new developer opportunities on the Windows platform with a common platform across devices, a single toolset, a common infrastructure across the Windows and Windows Phone stores, and a clear commitment to interoperability. Specific announcements included:

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GnatMQ : MQTT broker for the .Net framework

With a week later than the expected output, I finally released in Beta an MQTT broker completely developed in  C# that can run on .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework 3.9 (on systems with Windows Embedded Compact 2013) his name is ... GnatMQ ! It has the M2Mqtt library “core” with which it shares the features of MQTT protocol about the part of the connection to the clients and the messages management. Obviously, it is completely open source and available on CodePlex but is currently in Beta version (aspect numerous reports on your part!). Main features included in the current release : All three Quality of Service (QoS) Levels (at most once, at least once, exactly once); Clean session; Retained messages; Will message (QoS, topic and message); Username/Password via a User Access Control; Subscription to topics with wildcards; Publish and subscribe handle using inflight queue; Features not included in the cu ...

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Coming Soon: Compact13TileShell! New image

Coming soon, Compact13TileShell as an alternative to Compact13MinShell:

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I’m Microsoft MVP for Windows Embedded !!

  Yesterday, my afternoon's work was interrupted by one of the most beautiful email that I could receive: I was nominated as a Microsoft MVP for Windows Embedded category ! This award is the result of my passion and desire to share my knowledge with other people that started in 2011, the year in which I began to follow events organized by my current regional community DotNetCampania, which are subsequently became a member. Kidnapped from the soul with which they were held events, I have decided to become an active part of it and my first thanks go to all those that are part of it, because it is thanks to them that I have received this award which of course is for all them ! Thanks to Cristina Gonzalez Herrero who is my MVP community lead starting from yesterday and who will follow me in this year to do better for the community. Thanks to all the Italians Windows Embedded MVP who believed in me. In the time order I first met them, thanks to Valter Minute, the first guru and symbol of the Microsoft e ...

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 Minimize

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Compact 7) getting started series is created to provide simple and easy to follow information to help academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to learn and engage in Compact 7 development.

This is a series of 9 articles, with additional supplements, that cover the following subjects:

  • Development environment
  • OS design
  • Managed code application
  • Native code application
  • Silverlight for Windows Embedded application
  • SQL Compact database application
  • Debug and remote tools
  • More..


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Apr10CEDriverWiz Version 2.00: Using the Wizard
Created by David Jones on 4/10/2013 8:56:42 AM

Book Links: Wrox Site eBook On Amazon Table of Contents Wizard Links CEDriverWiz on Codeplex CEDriv...
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Apr10CEDriverWiz Version 2.00: An Example
Created by David Jones on 4/10/2013 7:28:32 AM

Book Links: Wrox Site eBook On Amazon Table of Contents Wizard Links CEDriverWiz on Codeplex CEDriv...
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Apr09Installing CEDriverWiz for Visual Studio
Created by David Jones on 4/9/2013 8:41:27 AM

Install Visual Studio 2012/2008/2005 (depending upon your version of CE/Compact) and all of the rel...
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Apr01CEDriverWiz V2.00: About this release
Created by David Jones on 4/1/2013 7:33:39 AM

This brings the wizard in line with our Wrox book: "Professional Windows Embedded Compact 7" . Book...
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Apr01CEDriverWiz Version 2.00 User Manual
Created by David Jones on 4/1/2013 6:40:34 AM

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May15Configure Flash Storage to Launch Compact 7 OS Runtime with DiskPrep
Created by Samuel Phung on 5/15/2012 8:41:50 PM

The DiskPrep powertoy is a useful utility to configure different type of flash storage to launch Wi...
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