News

Windows CE 3.0 Now Available

Microsoft Corp. announced that the Windows CE 3.0 embedded operating system and its comprehensive development tools, Platform Builder 2.0 and eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0, are now available to order.

Microsoft also announced reduced pricing, broader distribution of its development tools, and for Platform Builder 2.12 customers, a free upgrade to Platform Builder 3.0.

Windows CE 3.0 has several new features. Increased componentization results in more flexibility in the operating system image. New features also include richer Internet browsing with Internet Explorer 4.0 and enhanced multimedia capabilities with DirectX and Windows Media; a dial-up boot leader, allowing software updates to be administered remotely; improved real-time support, an integrated HTTP server for sending Web-based data; new functionality for building and distributing rich applications with Microsoft Message Queuing Service for Windows CE and DCOM for Windows CE; and support for 10 localized languages for customers worldwide.

Platform Builder 3.0 delivers new functionality as well. New features include improved target-host integration and connectivity; more powerful system-level debugging, including hardware-assisted and source-level debugging; and a wide range of development choices with a new extensibility model to directly integrate support for additional microprocessor architectures and third-party development tools into the IDE.

Contact Microsoft, www.microsoft.com.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server Now Commercially Available

    Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Backup for SQL Server had reached "general availability" status, meaning it's deemed ready for production-environment use.

  • Insights for MyAnalytics Getting Switched On for Office 365 Users This Month

    Microsoft is planning to activate "Insights for MyAnalytics" sometime late this month for most Office 365 users, but the ability of organizations to manage this feature won't be available until possibly mid-May.

  • SharePoint Framework 1.8 Now Generally Available

    Microsoft this week announced that SharePoint Framework 1.8 had reached "general availability" status, although some features are still at the preview stage.

  • How To Create Office 365 User Accounts in Bulk

    Manual account creation can be tedious, time-consuming and prone to human error, especially if you have more than a handful of Office 365 users to set up. Brien shows you a better way.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.