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Microsoft Announces POS for .NET 1.14.1 Beta is now available

 POS for .NET 1.14.1 Beta Release is now available on the Microsoft Download Center for pre-release testing from April 21 through June 30. POS for .NET 1.14.1 supports UnifiedPOS v1.14.1 specification, including updates to the Electronic Value Reader/Writer (EVR/W) device category. Please report any issues encountered with the beta release to prior to June 30. POS for .NET 1.14.1 Documentation is also available on MSDN.


Book: Starter Guide for Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise

Windows® 10 is the latest and possibly the last Windows operating system from Microsoft. Embedded/IoT developers have taken advantage of desktop operating systems since the early days of the PC. From MS-DOS to Windows 10, many development tools have been created to help integrate the desktop OS into an embedded system. Rather than have separate embedded and desktop versions, Windows 10 includes many of the lockdown features that used to only be available only in Windows Embedded versions. Now everyone is working from the same operating system. Best of all the development tools are now the same. Windows® System Image Manager (SIM) allows PC Manufactures, IT Managers, and Embedded Developers to automate the installation of the Window 10 operating system. SIM allows these developers to install applications, device drivers, and Windows updates along with the Windows operating system, which helps to automate the image installation process and reduce any human error that can occur with manual installation. Also, the ability to maintain and support many platforms over a long life cycle is an important asset in today’s ever changing technology. Starter Guide for Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise provides the basics to get you started.



Windows 10 IoT Core Pro Training Course

Windows 10 IoT Core is the smallest of the new Windows Core family, and it is targeted for Embedded/IoT systems. Like past Windows Embedded offerings, IoT Core information is scattered across the web. There are two basic development paths, application development and image development. The Windows 10 IoT Core Pro Training Course (1 Day) focusses on image development. By gathering the information across the internet, the class covers several topics such as the new Windows Embedded/IoT direction, required software and hardware tools, remote management, basic application deployment, image development process, selectable OS features, application integration, and device driver integration. Four hands-on labs walk through Host/Target system setup, basic application development, custom image development and application integration, and device driver integration.

The target for the class is the MinnowBoard Max or MinnowBoard Turbot. Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 can also be used, but the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 cannot be used for the last lab. Students are to bring their own target (with LCD, SD card, and keyboard/mouse) and Windows 10 1511 (ver 10586) development laptop or higher. 5 GB of free space is needed on the host laptop to install all the tools. A list of what needs to be installed will be provided after signing up. We have a limited number of laptops that can be used in the class. A wired network will be provided for Host/Target development. The installer for the BSP files is also required. The BSP is available in certain MSDN subscriptions or if a CLA is signed with Microsoft.


Upcoming Training Courses and Seminars


July 24 -28, 2017 - Azius Training Seminar: CMB221 - Windows Internals, Troubleshooting, and Memory Dump Analysis - The seminar will be held at the Marriott Courtyard at Austin Airport, Texas. Please click here for more information.


Please contact us if you are interested in one of our Windows system integration training classes:

Windows® 10 IoT Core
Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise
Windows® Embedded 8.1 Industry / SIM
Windows® Embedded 8 Standard Advanced
Windows® Embedded Standard 7 Advanced


Recent Publications:

Article: Windows® 10 IoT Core Native Remote Debugging

Article: Windows® 10 IoT Core Pro Boot Media and Sudden Power Loss Review

Article: Windows® 10 IoT Core Pro Running on Intel® Architecture Platforms

Article: Running out of RAM and Disk Resources for Windows Embedded Updates

Article: Windows 10 IoT – The Big Reboot