Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Nears Release

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Microsoft has announced a Technology Preview Kit for Windows CE 5.0 at the electronicaUSA show in San Francisco. The final version of Microsoft(R) Windows CE 5.0 will focus on increasing developer productivity through a variety of new features and enhancements including increased out-of-the-box hardware support, security enhancements, advanced multimedia capabilities and automated testing tools.


“The next version of Windows CE will deliver new componentized technology that will help customers save time in the development process and will enable a wide range of innovative devices, from gateways and gaming devices to set-top-boxes,” said Ya-Qin Zhang, corporate vice president of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft. “This release is an important milestone for Windows CE because it reflects ongoing feedback we’ve received from customers to enable them to build embedded devices even more quickly.”


Technology Preview kits for Windows CE 5.0 will be provided to attendees visiting the Microsoft booth at electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference. The preview will also be available for download at the Windows Embedded Web site at April 1. The final product is scheduled to be available during summer 2004.


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