After various public previews, Microsoft has released Windows Embedded 8 for businesses and OEMs.
“Windows Embedded 8 shortens development cycles and enables device makers to create differentiated, best-in-class products that delight customers and stand out from the competition.” says the Windows Embedded support page.
Kevin Dallas, general manager of Windows Embedded said “Edge devices connected and working in unison with an enterprise’s broader IT infrastructure unleash the potential of the Internet of Things by yielding the actionable data and operational intelligence that drive businesses forward. From the rich, familiar experience of Windows to integrated management, analytics and cloud platforms, Windows Embedded 8 coupled with the full breadth of Microsoft technologies for intelligent systems helps enterprises gain lasting competitive advantages in retail, manufacturing, healthcare and a variety of industries,”
With the release of Windows Embedded 8, Microsoft is releasing different SKUs of the product: Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Embedded 8 Pro and Windows Embedded 8 Industry. The Industry version is still in Release Preview stage.
Microsoft recently introduced Windows Embedded 8 Industry during a Japanese trade show. Windows Embedded 8 Industry is the sequel to Windows Embedded POS Ready 7 and be a retail platform solution based on Windows 8.
Windows Embedded 8 Industry will be released in the first week of April