**(Entry updated on June 21st, 2013)

On June 13th, 2013, Microsoft released Windows Embedded Compact 2013.

Building on foundation from the previous version, the Compact 2013 development team made significant improvements for the following:

  • Platform Builder as Plug-in to Visual Studio 2012
  • Application Builder as Plug-in to Visual Studio 2012
  • Multiple Processor Support (SMP)
  • Improved Networking Throughput
  • Faster File System
  • Shorten Boot up time
  • Snapshot boot (similar to the Hibernate feature for desktop Windows Client OS)

With the updated Platform Builder and Application Builder (equivalent to the previous Smart Device extension) as plug-in to the Visual Studio 2012 IDE, this new development environment is much easier for Visual Studio developer to adopt and engage in developing application for Compact 2013 devices.

The Compact 2013 OS platform can help hardware and silicon vendors to gain new market.

To learn more about developing board support package (BSP) for Compact 2013, join Windows Embedded Compact Expert Doug Boling, on June 25th, as he demystifies BSP development for Windows Embedded Compact 2013.

For this live webinar, Doug will explore creating a BSP and the steps to get a board up and running a Windows Embedded Compact image, time is set as side toward the end of this event for Q& A, where you have the opportunity to ask question.

Visit the following URL to register for this event:


Webinar schedule:  June 25th, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time zone)

Please convert the above schedule to the correct time zone for your region, such as:

Location Date and Time
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei June 26th, 2013 – from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Seoul, Tokyo June 26th, 2013 – from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sydney-Australia June 26th, 2013 – from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM