Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition toolkit now available

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition toolkit is valid for 180 days from the day of installation, and it can now be downloaded from Microsoft.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 delivers the latest technologies for building the next generation of specialized devices, including Internet Explorer with Flash 10.1 integrated, complete media player and DLNA support, symmetrical multi-processor (multi-core) support, Microsoft Office document viewers, PDF viewers, and a revolutionary new UI framework called Silverlight for Windows Embedded Compact 7 provides developers and UI designers with a powerful real-time OS and a full development tools suite, enabling an integrated, streamlined development experience that helps great speed devices to market.

This download includes an add-in for Visual Studio 2008. Windows Embedded Compact 7 supports both Visual Studio 2008 Professional and Team Edition.

This Windows Embedded Compact 7 Evaluation Edition is a 180-day evaluation software development toolkit that provides you with with everything you need to build a broad range of small footprint devices that need a powerful, componentized, real-time operating system.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 cannot be installed on computers that have previous versions of Windows Embedded CE installed. If you have a previous version installed on the target computer, do one of the following:

  • Uninstall the previous version of Windows Embedded CE before installing Windows Embedded Compact 7.
  • Create a virtual machine and install Windows Embedded Compact 7 on the virtual machine. In a Windows 7 environment, you can use Microsoft Virtual PC.
  • Install Windows Embedded Compact 7 on a different computer.

Download page : Microsoft.

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