How to associate file types, using their file extension, with a default application to open them in the Shell.
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Right now, the Embedded team isn't share specific SKU details or any other information. (There are several Windows Embedded 8 SKUs available currently.) But Embedded is "aligning with the Windows release schedule," a spokesperson confirmed to me.
Microsoft's official pronouncement on Windows Blue is that it will be out by holiday 2013. My sources say Windows Blue is on track to RTM by August 2013 or so. So I'd say expect Windows Embedded Blue some time this fall.
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This is a major update.
Lots of new you beaut features.
Introduces you to the Wizard/Templates
There is now an updated release for CEDriverWizTemplates on Codeplex, which adds all of the test application templates for a Stream Driver that are available through CEDriverWiz. Note also that CEDriverWiz isn't dead. A major update for CEDriverWiz is immanent, lots of new features).
Some things that should be in Visual Studio-Platform Builder.
Was able to target an eBox from PB/VS2008 running on Win 8 system.
As Windows 8 uses Hyper-V rather than Virtual PC there are some issues with running the Compact 7 VPC. I can get the VPC to boot and download a targeted image for Visual Studio/Platform Builder.