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Professional Windows® Embedded Compact 7 by Thierry Joubert, David Jones, Samuel Phung

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WINDOWS EMBEDDED COMPACT 7 SOFTWARE

Platform Builder is the primary development tool for Windows Embedded Compact 7 to develop a customized OS runtime image, device driver, BSP, and OAL codes. Instead of referring to the full product name, most developers use the abbreviated versions such as Platform Builder for Compact 7, Platform Builder 7, or just Platform Builder.

Following are the two available versions of Windows Embedded Compact 7 software, the evaluation version and full version:

  • Full version in retail package — This version includes Platform Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 7, Visual Studio 2008 Professional edition, and Expression Blend 3. To purchase the retail package, locate a distributor in your region from the following URL:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/partners/find-microsoft-authorized-embedded-distributor.aspx

    The full version is available for download as part of MSDN Embedded, Visual Studio Premium with MSDN, or Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscription.

  • 180-day evaluation version on DVD software package — This version includes the 180-day evaluation version of Platform Builder for Compact 7 and 90-day evaluation version of Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition. You can order this software package from the following URL:

    https://ms.kpcorp.com/WinEmbedded/AspxFiles/Home.aspx

    The 180-day evaluation version is available for download from the Microsoft website.

    Other than the 180-day usage limit, the evaluation version is fully functional, ...

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