TechEd PRC13: Windows Embedded Standard deep dive and future

TechEd 2009 North America will take place early may. 2 pre-conference will be presented about Windows Embedded technologies. Here are the details about the Windows Embedded Standard one. Register now to get a chance to assist to this deep dive and futures pre-conference seminar.

This full-day seminar addresses Windows Embedded Standard—a componentized version of Windows for use in devices—in technical depth. We’ll cover both the Windows XP-based Windows Embedded Standard 2009 as well as our next generation, Windows 7-based product Windows Embedded Standard code name "Quebec." What to expect:

  • A deep dive into advanced topics such as componentization, deployment and optimization.
  • An in-depth look at key future innovations: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, .NET Client Profile, Silverlight and Web Services for Devices API.
  • Detailed presentations of the next generation product Windows Embedded code name "Quebec," its user experiences, development experiences and tools.

Here are the sessions titles and abstracts:

Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Internals: Have you ever wanted to know more about the NEW Windows Embedded Standard Servicing and Deployment model? Are you interested in learning on how to plan for your images, do you know what components to add or even how to plan for the componentization of drivers or applications? Do you want to know more about basic troubleshooting steps? If so, please join Tom Xanthos, Microsoft Lead Software Design Engineer in Test for a technical deep dive into Windows Embedded Standard, including:

  • Using TAP on a device to get hardware information
  • Importing TAP into Target Designer and building a basic image
  • Componentizing a driver and / or Application with Component Designer
  • Quick overview of Component Database Manager
  • Deploying to a device using USB flash drive
  • Going through FBA, Sysprep and reseal phase
  • Boot Windows Embedded Standard image

Optimize on Windows Embedded Standard 2009 to Create a Battery Powered Device Properly configured, Windows Embedded Standard 2009 can partner with new, low power x86 Silicon and be productively employed for battery powered devices. In this session, we’ll show Windows Embedded Standard 2009 running on multiple versions of Silicon in multiple hardware configurations including consumer, commercial and industrial computers. A series of tests is run to determine processing power per watt, and some indicators of energy consumption per functional operations as well.

The Future of Windows Embedded Standard 2009: .NET 3.5 SP1, Client Profile, Silverlight and WSDAPI: Embedded developers often have to make tradeoffs between small memory footprint and sophisticated user experiences. As devices become smarter and more connected, embedded developers now also must enable their devices to discover each other and integrate in complex enterprise environments. Come join us in a deep dive of Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and the latest key technologies designed for smaller memory footprint, rich interactive user experiences and service-oriented connectivity. Particularly, we will take a close, under the hood look at .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, .NET Client Profile, Silverlight 2.0 and Web Services for Devices API. This will be a great opportunity to meet developers and experts from the product group and ask them all your toughest questions!

Coming to a Device Near You: Windows 7 in Windows Embedded Standard, code name “Quebec”: Windows 7 will provide exciting new technologies and functionality for PCs, but the new scenarios in Windows 7 extend to many embedded devices. In this session, we will give an overview of our upcoming Windows 7-based product, Windows Embedded codename “Quebec”, and help you understand how to extend your enterprise applications and services from PCs to embedded devices using Windows 7 technologies.

Bringing Your Next Device to Life: An Overview of the “Quebec” Toolset Windows Embedded Standard, code name “Quebec” will fuses the power and functionality of Windows 7 with the flexibility and workflow needed for embedded development. The Quebec toolset is the interface that enables embedded developers to make his or her embedded device come to life. N this session we will: During this demonstration and dialog we will outline the development lifecycle for Quebec; demo the two distinct development experiences Quebec offers; explore the workflow to create an embedded device; and highlight some of the latest Microsoft technologies that have been incorporated into the toolset.