When operating system footprint is not an issue—and you have a device that requires the full power of a Microsoft Operating System— Windows Embedded Enterprise Systems provide the full power and functionality of the Windows OS, as well as a familiar development environment. Below is a list of tools and features, including links to additional sources of technical information.
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Plug and Play functionality for device peripherals
Internet browsing and security
Windows Media Player Multimedia
Remote Desktop Protocol
Tablet PC functionality
Connectivity to the enterprise
New application programming interfaces available for developing with Windows 7 for Embedded Systems include.NET Framework Version 4.0, which consists of a class library and Common Language Runtime and includes major enhancements such as:
Provides a unified framework for building applications and high-fidelity experiences that blend together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of the computer. This user interface subsystem and framework is based on vector graphics, which makes use of 3D computer graphics hardware and Direct3D technologies. It is the successor to Windows Forms. Version 4.0 adds support for Multi Touch and other new controls of Windows 7, such as the Ribbon bar for Applications.
The .NET Framework 4 introduces a new programming model for writing multithreaded and asynchronous code that greatly simplifies the work of application and library developers. The new model enables developers to write efficient, fine-grained, and scalable parallel code in a natural idiom without having to work directly with threads or the thread pool. The new Parallel and Task classes and other related types support this new model. Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), which is a parallel implementation of LINQ to Objects, enables similar functionality through declarative syntax.
- Built into Windows 7 Ultimate for Embedded Systems is support for VHD boot that allows OEMs to easily deploy new complete OS+Application Images to their devices
Virtual XP Mode
- The Virtual Windows XP mode enables OEMs to run legacy application inside a virtual XP environment, making use of the latest hardware technologies without rewriting existing and certified applications
Integrate an array of security features.
Security features supported for devices powered by Windows 7 for Embedded Systems include:
- Improved Windows Firewall (inbound and outbound protection)
Browser security and privacy protection with Internet Explorer 8
Windows Defender to block, control, and remove spyware and other potentially unwanted software
Data encryption at the disk, directory, or file level, including removable drives such as USB sticks and hard drives (BitLocker Drive Encryption is only available for Windows 7 Ultimate Edition)
AppLocker and the User Access Control (UAC) protect devices from unwanted application execution
ActionCenter is a central location for all system messages relevant for the user of a device
Faster and More Reliable
Resume from sleep
We designed Windows 7 to help PCs sleep and resume from sleep more quickly by improving the way Windows 7 manages drivers, programs, and power.
Faster and more reliable
We reduced the amount of memory your PC needs for open windows and to execute commands to help it be more responsive to commands.
Windows Media Center
Turn your PC into a TV with Windows Media Center.
Windows Media Center
Watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV.
DirectX 11 technology delivers breathtaking game graphics so real, it's unreal.
New ways to engage
Windows Touch makes PCs with touch screens easier and more intuitive to use.
Media on your terms
Windows Media Player
More and more consumer electronics, from TVs to digital photo frames, can be connected to home networks. With Play To in Windows 7, you'll be able to easily send music, photos, videos from your PC to a networked device throughout your home.
You can enjoy the photos, music, and videos on your home PC when you're away from home with remote media streaming.
Location Aware Printing
Windows 7 will automatically pick the right printer for you when you move from home to work networks.