Welcome (Standard 8)
Review the major sections of the Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) technical documentation library.
Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) brings Windows 8 features to an x86 or x64 device. With Standard 8, you can build a small operating system (OS) without the features you do not need. Standard 8 also contains all the security, entertainment, and ease-of-use improvements found in Windows 8.
The Windows Embedded 8 Standard Toolkit (Standard 8 Toolkit) uses the image-based deployment technologies in Windows 8. For IT professionals, this means you can use the flexible deployment and servicing solutions from Windows 8 with Standard 8, including secure remote device management.
The major sections of this documentation, excluding this Welcome section, are:
Inside Standard 8
This section will give you a closer look at key concepts, tools and the way all the pieces of Standard 8 fit together. You may want to start here if you are new to Windows Embedded Standard or if you want a big picture overview of Standard 8.
This section contains individual step-by-step instructions on how to carry out tasks in Standard 8.
This section contains end-to-end lab exercises that will walk you through key scenarios for Standard 8. Although the lab exercises are self-contained, some of them can be used to build on other lab exercises or to provide a required item for another lab exercise. You may want to start here if you like to immediately use the product as you learn about it.
This section is the in-depth technical reference on both the tools and modules for Standard 8. You may want to start here if you just need a detail or two on a particular tool or feature, but this section is not a recommended starting point.
Important Updates for Standard 8
This section contains information about important updates that apply to Standard 8.
Specialized terminology is often used in the documentation for Standard 8. To help understand any terms you may not be familiar with or to clarify how we are using terms in particular, this documentation includes the following resources:
A main Glossary that covers important terms used throughout the documentation.
Smaller terminology sections are also included in individual sections, lab exercises, and topics where the definition of terms would be needed or useful.