Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP3 in now available.

Yesterday the Microsoft Windows Embedded team has announced the availability of the third Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP3 (Community Technology Preview).

This release follows the Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP 2 made available in June and provides many quality improvements and several new capabilities - including:

  • Alignment with the Windows 8 RTM codebase.
  • New specialized device templates added to provide easy to use blueprints as a starting point for designing the OS for your specialized devices.
  • New features and enhancements around lockdown scenarios, including a special servicing mode for devices that use the Unified Write Filter, and a new ability to block and filter USB ports.
  • Language support for Italian.
  • Support for even more languages, including Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish.
  • Many quality improvements, such as a restructured catalog, F1 help available in the Image Configuration Editor (ICE) toolkit, improved USB media creation, and modules to support common applications.

"The Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP 3 marks another milestone on Windows Embedded Standard 8 roadmap, but your feedback is still needed to ensure that we're delivering the best product that we possibly can. At Microsoft we are very excited about the possibilities Windows 8 technologies provide for intelligent systems and encourage our partners to download the CTP 3 today." says J.T. Kimbell, Microsoft Program Manager in his post on Windows Embedded Blog from which I took this information for my this post.

System Properties WES8 CTP3

In BEPS we have already downloaded CTP3 and made the first build and, at first glance, the news are obvious both from the point of view of functionality and improvement of the supporting documentation.

For more information (in English) refer to

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