Kushal Koolwal, R&D OS Engineer, VersaLogic
This paper describes some of the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (WES2009). WES7 is the next generation offering in Microsoft's family of embedded operating systems. Specifically, WES7 is the successor to WES2009, which in turn was the successor to Windows XP Embedded (XPe). The goal is to provide OEM developers with a detailed understanding of the differences between the two embedded products in regards to building and deploying a fully functional Windows Embedded image on a target device. Specifically, this paper will highlight the major differences of the development tools, features, driver packages and the overall practical experience in building and deploying images.