Microsoft Readies Embedded Version Of Windows 7

by admin April 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) is one step closer to releasing a version of its Windows 7 operating system for embedded devices such as industrial controls and set-top boxes.

Microsoft said Windows Embedded Standard 7, which the company described as a “highly customizable and componentized form” of the Windows 7 operating system, has been released to manufacturing.

Microsoft releases new products to manufacturing when their code is locked down and the product is ready to be copied for general distribution. Microsoft made the “RTM” announcement Tuesday at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley taking place in San Jose this week.

By using the embedded version of Windows, manufacturers can build links between devices such as industrial controls, thin clients and digital signage, and Windows-based PCs, servers and online services.

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