Windows Embedded gets developer software update service

Embedded devices are usually not designed to get software updates after they are released.  However even before their release it can be difficult for developers creating embedded Windows devices to make sure all the components of their software toolbox are up to date.

Microsoft has now released a new tool that will transparently check for Windows software updates in the background, while still allowing developers to pick and choose updates and not break their installations.

Windows Embedded Developer Update gives developers an easy method to discover, download and install updates without having to root around Microsoft’s website. Windows Embedded Developer Update offers a centralized catalogue of content, so developers have access to the technologies they need. It provides automatic updates by checking the development environment to ensure developers have the most current product revisions and updates, and categorizes the available downloads. Developers can automatically discover new innovations, features, and updates for download and installation.

WEDU is available currently for Windows 7-based Windows Embedded Standard 7, and for the first time a version will soon become available for Windows CE-based Windows Embedded Compact 7.

Visit the MSDN article for more information on Windows Embedded Developer Update.

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