Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 (Release 2) has been released and is available for download from the Microsoft Website (link).

This version include the following new features :

  • Support for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 6.0. RDP 6.0 includes support for Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS), Network Level Authentication, Server Authentication, and 32-bit color graphics.
  • Support for Microsoft Web Services on Devices (WSDAPI), which is an unmanaged code implementation of the Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS) protocol standard.
  • Support for Video over IP telephony calls.
  • Additional Voice over IP (VoIP) functionality, including a VoIP boot loader application and resources for QVGA landscape mode and QVGA portrait mode user interfaces.
  • Support for the Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) and ActiveSync in the VoIP Home Screen and VoIP Contacts applications.
  • New sample board support packages (BSPs).
  • Support for Auto Proxy Configuration Support in Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Embedded CE.
  • New driver that supports USB CCID Smart Card readers.
  • Support for Windows Media Player OLE Control Extension (OCX) 7.
  • New componentized flash driver and new partition driver for the management of flash memory.
  • Improved Secure Digital (SD) bus driver that supports SDHC specification 2.00 functionality, for example Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) cards.
  • Sample Serial ATA driver, extended from the ATAPI driver, which supports the Promise PDC40518 SATA card.
  • Support for pluggable third-party font drivers.
  • Support for Extended File Allocation Table (ExFAT) and FAT32 on the x86 BIOS Loader, which provides access beyond 2 gigabytes (GB) of hard disk space.
This release also includes the QFE for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 'till August 2007, and requires the installation of CE 6.0 SP1. For all the requirements of this release you can go here.

More details on this release will be available later....

- Nicolas

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