Windows Embedded getting the “Blue” update

Microsoft have started talking about the Windows Blue update that is coming later this year and the Windows Embedded team have started talking about the “Blue” update. In a post on the Windows Embedded Blog Microsoft say they will be bringing the update to Windows Embedded later this year. There are no other details yet but prior to Windows 8 the embedded version of Windows had templates for building Windows Media Center systems and some OEMS where using the platform for set top boxes. Windows 8 Embedded removed the set top box features and I don’t expect to see Blue add them back to the OS but you never know.

We’re continuing our focus on delivering Windows technologies across a range of industry devices and scenarios beyond PCs and tablets. We’ve seen tremendous response from our ecosystem following the Windows Embedded 8 releases; and we will continue to deliver the technologies our customers and partners depend on to meet their business needs – at the cadence demanded by the market. With Windows Blue, we are furthering our platform alignment with Windows to address a growing category of devices on the edge of enterprise networks and will be bringing the update to market later this year.

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