SAN JOSE, Calif. Microsoft is putting Windows Embedded Compact 7
, an embedded version of Windows 7, out for beta review. It expects to make the software generally available before the end of the year.
The latest version of embedded Windows includes support for multicore processors as well as a new media library to ease connections with consumer devices supporting the standards defined by the Digital Living Network Alliance. Microsoft said the software also eases the job of transferring media and data between PCs and devices.
Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer Division at Microsoft will demonstrate Windows Embedded Compact 7 running on smartphones, TVs and other devices in a keynote address at Computex Taipei. “The Windows Embedded Compact 7 toolkit will allow for richer customer experiences on a variety of specialized devices," said Guggenheimer in a press statement.
More information on the new embedded operating system will be available online after the keynote.
Microsoft said more than 100 million licenses have been sold for Windows 7 since it shipped in October, making it the company's fastest-selling operating system.