Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Manufacturers of Specialized Devices (Sept. 23, 2009) — )Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows 7 technologies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of specialized devices through the release to manufacturing (RTM) of the next-generation platforms for Windows Embedded Enterprise and Windows Embedded Server.

Windows Embedded Enterprise

Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems and Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems are the next-generation platforms in the Windows Embedded Enterprise portfolio for OEMs seeking full Windows application compatibility and the power of Microsoft’s premium operating system.

Windows Embedded Server

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems builds on the Windows Server 2008 for Embedded Systems platform, with new features to assist OEMs in delivering dedicated embedded solutions and appliances.

Windows Embedded Standard 2011

Microsoft also announced the availability of the Windows 7-based Windows Embedded Standard 2011 community technology preview to OEMs and developers worldwide.

Windows Embedded Standard 2011 delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system in a highly customizable and componentized form, enabling OEMs in industrial automation, entertainment, consumer electronics and other markets to focus on their core competencies and create product differentiation.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

Microsoft also announced the enhancements and RTM details for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, which provides streamlined connectivity to Windows 7-based PCs, servers and online services.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 helps OEMs of consumer and enterprise devices redefine the user experience and deliver connectivity to Windows 7-based PCs, servers and online services.

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