With Windows Embedded Standard, developers get access to a mature technology portfolio of embedded-specific tools that work in the familiar developer environment of Visual Studio, allowing them to rapidly configure, build, and deploy devices that are more secure, reliable, and manageable.
Device makers have flexibility and access to the skills to develop the next generation of smart, connected devices with confidence because of the following features: support for all the PC architecture processor families; compatibility with thousands of certified, production-quality, off-the-shelf applications, drivers, and services; and a global ecosystem of Windows Embedded Standard experts.
- Remote Desktop Protocol
Windows Embedded Standard provides the latest version of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP 6.1) to help enable Windows Embedded Standard-based thin clients, point of service devices, and multifunction printers to connect using the latest version of Windows Server remote computing technologies. RDP helps you use the new Terminal Services (TS) features and updates introduced in Windows Vista such as Network Level Authentication, Server authentication, resource redirection, TS gateway servers, monitor spanning, and other visual improvements.
- Security & Management
Standard includes security and management technologies to help embedded devices to easily connect to take advantage of new features in Windows Server 2008 like Network Access Protections (NAP). NAP is a policy enforcement platform built into Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 to better protect network assets by enforcing compliance with system health requirements. Using NAP, device makers or enterprises can create custom policies to validate embedded device health before allowing access or communication with the enterprise network.
- Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
Windows Embedded Standard provides support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the latest wireless security solution derived from the IEEE 802.11i standards. WPA2 delivers support for the new Wi-Fi Alliance certification for wireless security, making it easier to connect to secure public spaces that are equipped with wireless Internet access locations known as "Wi-Fi hotspots."
Enterprise Serviceability and Manageability
Support for Windows Server Update Services, System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft Operations Manager helps ensure that Windows Embedded Standard supports enterprise-class manageability of both operating system and application-level updates, helping enterprises to protect, manage, and monitor devices within existing IT infrastructures.
Rich Interactive Media Experience
- Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web that incorporate video, animation, interactivity, and stunning user interfaces.
- Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 7 comes with improved navigation and search, improved printing, and access to RSS feeds. Dynamic security protection provided by a robust new architecture helps defend against malware and phishing. Windows Internet Explorer 7 also provides an improved platform for Web development and manageability through support for CSS, RSS, and enterprise deployment and management.
- Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 11 includes new media features designed to help manage libraries of digital music, photos, and videos. Windows Media Player 11 automatically converts media files even protected audio and video files to optimal quality for smart, connected devices.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is the new managed-code programming model for Windows, featuring new technologies for building applications that have a visually compelling user experience, seamless communication across technology boundaries, and support for a wide range of business processes. Some of these new technologies include: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).