Feeds

MS releases CE3, announces new appliance kits

Let's take that roadmap from the top...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Windows' embedded Czar has been trying to tidy up Microsoft's OS strategy. This was formally unveiled at the WinHEC conference last month, but as we reported earlier this doesn't seem to have left the target audience much clearer. Today Bengt Akerlind, VP for Embedded Products, had another go, and threw some new ingredients into the mix.

As we suspected, NT Embedded (NTE) now gets the lion's share of attention, with development shifting to the Whistler codebase (it's NT4.0+SP5 right now), and announced new Server Appliance Kits to be released at the end of summer.

In his keynote to the Applied Computing Conference in Santa Clara, Akerlind said Microsoft wanted releases of NTE to follow within 90 days of the desktop Windows 2000, and added that Windows CE 3.0 had finally been released to manufacturing.

Akerlind said the group hadn't been able to deliver a coherent strategy until April, when the reorganisation was finally approved.

In a lovely admission that Windows 2000's point-and-drool wizard interface is still overkill for many customers, Akerlind described the Server Appliance Kit as allowing ISVs to make a turnkey box out of their application, "for customers who don't have the expertise to manage an NT Server". The previously-announced collaboration with Intel, Windows for Express Networks, was also punted. Again this is a PC replacement, for sealed box file and print, Web or backup functions. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.