Microsoft introduced recently a service for service providers called the Windows Embedded Update Service.
If you are a Windows Embedded Standard developer and you face problems like you may feel that you are missing something even if you are using some of the great tools suite. You may feel that it will be better if you are provided a tool which monitors and sends you the updates needed for the development. You may also wish that you spend only a little time over it and still you are in full control of the update.
The Windows Embedded Developer Update also known as the WEDU is one which will be the tool you are searching for. The WEDU helps the developers to save their time in searching updates. WEDU provides with you the most recent developments. You should have an access to administrative privileges to manage the service.
First you should be registered to the Microsoft specifying the products on which you should receive updates. Then you should mention the locations of the distribution shares where you may need the updates to be activated. WEDU will automatically search for the updates you need. You can also manage it manually.
Few backdrops in using the WEDU
There are a few backdrops in using the WEDU. While you are able to receive the updates you may not be able to remove them. You may then need to use the Windows control panel and remove only certain updates for the developer tools however the distribution share and repository database updates cannot be removed.
Currently the Windows Embedded Developer Update is available and can be installed only if you run on Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 2008 R2. The WEDU can be downloaded online. It can be used only if you are working with Windows Embedded Standard 7 which is a version of Windows 7. The Windows Embedded Standard 7 helps to develop advanced consumer device. You can also optimize the OS footprint size on your device by selecting the drivers, services and applications you need. You can also reduce the time you may need for development, maintaining the system size that operates. You may feel that it will be better if you are provided a tool which monitors and sends you the updates needed for the development. You may also wish that you spend only a little time over it and still you are in full control of the update.
You can also reduce the hardware costs and can scale up to 40MB size. The Windows Embedded Standard is used in thin clients and multifunctional printers. But Microsoft has promised that WEDU will be available for Windows Embedded Compact 7 within this year.
Microsoft advises to import all the Microsoft released packages and updates like the Windows Embedded POS Ready. It also advises not to remove the packages from the distribution shares and also to backup the distribution shares before you update.