What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard

This course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7.
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(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2013
Duration
2h 36m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2013
Duration
2h 36m
Description

This course provides an overview about the new features, tools and changes introduced in Windows Embedded 8 Standard, the successor of Windows Embedded Standard 7. Windows Embedded 8 Standard is a modular operating system based on Windows 8, which provides enterprises and device manufacturers the freedom to choose which capabilities will be part of their industry devices and intelligent system solutions. The newly released version supports modern, rich, customizable, multi-touch experiences that keep customers engaged and employees informed and productive, as well as new lock-down tools to ensure it’s targeted, secure and consistent.

About the author
About the author

Gianni is an Italian Software Architect/Developer and Trainer in BEPS Engineering (Microsoft Embedded Gold Partner) since 2007. Microsoft Windows Embedded MVP since 2011, he is also focused on Windows Store/Windows Phone Apps development and the cloud (Windows Azure, Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Web API).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Windows 8 Features Overview for Embedded Devices
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the second module of the course What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this module, we're going to see an overview of the major Windows 8 features, which can now be used in a Windows Embedded system in order to enhance and secure the device experience. Depending on the device type, using the scenario and deployment environments, not all of the following features may or may not be used, let's see them.

What's new in The Tools
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the third module of the course What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this module we're going to see what's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard tools compared to Standard 7. First, we will look at the Windows Embedded Standard development process from a high-level perspective. Then, we'll have a look at which tools and processes to use to start a project and highlight some of the features of Standard 8, which we will go into more depth in the next modules. During this high-level overview, we'll introduce Windows Embedded development key concepts, new names and features, differences in the tool chain, and we'll see in a demo how to build Standard 8 images using IBW and ICE. Finally, we'll have a look at a new Model Designer tool, but now, let's start from the development process.

Embedded Lockdown
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the fourth module of the course, What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this module, we're going to see what are the Windows Embedded Standard Lockdown Features and how they differ compared to the ones called Enabling Embedded Features in Windows Embedded Standard 7. First, we'll see how the new Embedded Lockdown Manager tool works. Then, we'll have a look at the new Dialog filter, which replaces the Message Box Default Reply and Dialog Box filter tools. Then, we'll have a look at the updated Keyboard filter now built-in Standard 8 and configurable from ICE. And the new Gesture filter introduced to handle the new Windows 8 Touch UI Interface Gestures. Finally, we'll have an overview about Write filters starting from the now deprecated Enhanced Write filter and File-base Write filter and focusing on the new and powerful unified Write filter.

Deployment, Management and Servicing
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the fifth module of the course What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In the module we're going to see what's changed about deployment and servicing in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. First, we'll review some fundamental concepts regarding deployment and servicing. Then, we'll have a look at the various tools available in Standard 8 for deploying images and update them. DISM, WinPE, ICE and configuration sets, and the new Windows 8 Recovery feature, Push-Button Reset. Then we'll see how to get system updates and security patches using Windows Embedded Developer Update or WEDU. After, we'll see that updates can be applied on a running device using Windows Update or better, with Windows Update Standalone Installer. Finally, we'll have an overview about the available Windows server Enterprise Solutions to help manage the systems on a network.

Custom Branding
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the sixth module of the course, What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this module we're going to see which options are available to customize a Windows Embedded 8 Standard image. First, we'll have a look at what custom branding is and why it is important to be able to customize Windows. Then, we'll start from the ground up, analyzing what can be done at Boot, at Logon, where Windows screens can be bypassed and branded or completely changed using custom credential providers, and at the Logoff and Shut down by removing standard screens and other UI messages. We'll see what can be done after Logon, being able to set a custom application and system shell. And finally, we'll see how it's possible to customize other Windows screens like the security indication screen and Windows dialogues, using the features we already analyzed in the Embedded Lockdown module.

Windows Store Apps
Hello, I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the seventh module of the course, What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this module we're going to learn what is required to develop and install Windows Store apps in Windows Embedded 8 Standard devices. First, we'll see which tool can be used to design and create Windows Store apps. Then, we'll see how apps can be deployed and updated on a device. Later, we'll have a look at the App Certification Program for Windows Embedded. Finally, we'll talk about Enterprise options. Let's start from the development.

Licensing and Activation
Hello. I'm Gianni Rosa Gallina, Windows Embedded MVP. Welcome to the last module of the course, What's new in Windows Embedded 8 Standard. In this part, we're going to have a rapid look to Windows Embedded activation options and licensing changes. We are starting from the key concept of activation and why it is important. Then, we'll see what's new in Embedded 8 product activation options. When activation is required and when it's not and how device manufacturers can activate their devices. Finally, we'll see which are the available licensing options and workflows.