Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP 2 Now Available

It brings the power of Windows 8 to specialized devices

Today, at the COMPUTEX show in Taipei, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of the second community technology preview (CTP) for Windows Embedded Standard 8.

The new version of the platform comes with all the features on Windows redesigned for specialized devices running line-of-business applications within intelligent systems.

Windows Embedded Standard 8 brings along tools required for providing great user experiences and enables OEMs to define and control device capabilities. It also packs technologies that extend the power of Windows on industry devices.

Through Windows Embedded Standard 8 differentiated devices part of Intelligent Systems can be built. It offers a trusted platform for that, arriving as a componentized version of Windows 8 which has been optimized for use on such devices.

Some of the main features of Windows Embedded Standard 8 include:

- Rich Experiences - Re-invent the way your customers interact with your device with Metro, Multi-Touch, Internet Explorer 10 and more.

- Connected and Mobile - Deliver a solution that stays up and running, and allows you to connect to the things that matter most inside and outside the four walls.

- Business Ready - Create a device that can be secured, managed and connect to IT systems to extend intelligence through the business process.

- Consistent - Build a targeted OS image with powerful OS development tools and use the Unified Write Filter to ensure a consistent configuration to meet the line of business needs of your customers.

The second CTP release of Windows Embedded Standard 8 was made available for download through Microsoft’s website.

Those who would like to have a look at it should know that they have to connect to the Connection Directory with their Windows Live ID, and that they would also need to join the Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP 2 Program.

All the necessary details on the download and on the system requirements for Windows Embedded Standard 8 can be found on Microsoft’s website.

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