Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Windows CE Tweaked

The theme in the last item was that Microsoft sticks with technology 'til it gets it right. That's very true with Windows CE, which is now in its sixth version (with a new R2 release).

In days gone by, I've tried to use a CE-based sub-notebook and a CE handheld. Both made me want to throw the device at the clown who came up with CE in the first place!

Now, CE is more of an embedded OS than it is a driver of handhelds and smartphones (that may be a good thing). Small consumer devices are now the purview of Windows Mobile.

The new release of CE, used for medical equipment and other dedicated apps, can handle video telephony and better supports Web services.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 15, 2007 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft Releases Migration Manager for SharePoint Server

    Microsoft this week announced updates to the SharePoint Migration Tool, plus commercial release of Migration Manager.

  • Version 2004 of Windows 10, Windows Server Released

    Microsoft announced the latest update milestones for Windows 10 and Windows Server this week.

  • Microsoft Projects Q4 Release for Universal Print Solution

    Microsoft's plan to alleviate organizations of the pain of managing print servers continues to take shape.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.