While consumer platforms remain the primary focus of Microsoft, businesses and enterprises are not far from the picture either. Linux and its variants may have found raging success in a lot of industry sectors, but Microsoft continues its quest to offer a streamlined selection of Windows OSes. It was not very long ago...

While Windows 8 works great with even some of the most basic hardware, for special business needs like medical equipment, retail kiosks and other unique devices, it might be a bit too ‘heavy’. So what do you do in a situation like that? There are quite a few lightweight operating systems designed from embedded use,...

Microsoft has made a move to enter the vast $1.4 trillion market for intelligent devices with the introduction today of Windows 8 Embedded. This new flavor of the OS will come in several forms tailored to different types of intelligent devices, including point-of-sale (POS) systems, medical devices, handheld...

While Microsoft Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 are all out and launched, Microsoft isn’t done yet. The Redmond giant has now unveiled that they plan to launch several versions of Windows Embedded 8 OS. They have also announced that the preview version of Windows Embedded 8 Standard is now ready for your...

Now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Server have been released to the public, Microsoft has decided that it is time to give a preview of Windows 8 for embedded systems (officially called Windows Embedded Standard 8) to the general public. All three releases of these operating systems have general elements...