From Windows 7 RTM to Codenamed Motegi


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From Windows 7 RTM to Codenamed Motegi - Microsoft indicates strong commitment for embedded partners - Softpedia

As far as Microsoft is concerned, Windows 7 did in no way stop with the October 22nd official client launch, which followed the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 (formerly codenamed Windows 7 Server). In fact, the Redmond company still has to deliver operating systems based on the Windows 7 code, and is wasting little time in doing so. One such example is Windows Embedded Standard 2011, the componentized version of Windows 7 for specialized devices. But there is more from the Redmond company coming for embedded partners and customers.

December 10 marks the 10th anniversary of the Windows Embedded Partner Program (WEPP), and Microsoft notes that participating partners will be able to enjoy additional benefits as the next-generation program will be rolled out. There are currently over 650 companies that are an integral part of WEPP.

The goal of the Windows Embedded Partner Program is to ensure that OEMs have strong support from our extensive ecosystem to help reduce development time and associated costs as they bring innovative Windows Embedded-based consumer and enterprise devices to market,” Olivier Fontana, group marketing manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft, stated.

Early adopters can already start test-driving Windows Embedded Standard 2011 community technology preview (CTP), but also leverage the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 (already released to manufacturing), as well as the RTM’d next-generation platforms for Windows Embedded Server and Windows Embedded Enterprise .

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