LONDON Microsoft Corp. has provided details of Windows Embedded Standard 2009 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and said the product will be available to customers in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 is designed for OEMs wanting to build devices that seamlessly connect into the existing enterprise infrastructure. It includes Microsoft Silverlight, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.1, and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Support for Silverlight provides a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity and stunning user interfaces.
RDP 6.1 and Network Access Protection (NAP) enable devices to seamlessly connect to Windows Vista-based PCs and take advantage of new features in Windows Server 2008 including the latest security and management technology.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 will be useful for managed and secure thin clients, sophisticated point of service and kiosk devices and smart networked multifunction printers that are easy to manage and connect with enterprise infrastructure. It also includes componentized drivers for Intel Corp. latest x86 processor architectures including the Atom processor.
Any OEM that purchases a Windows XP Embedded Toolkit between June and September 2008 will be eligible to request a Windows Embedded Standard 2009 replacement toolkit and will only be required to pay the cost of shipping.