Welcome To Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8)

7/8/2014

Review the major sections of the Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) technical documentation library.

Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) combines the power, innovation and familiarity of Windows 8 with specific features for enabling commercial device applications. Industry 8 is a significant update to Windows Embedded POSReady 7 that incorporates a new product name, new technologies, and improvements in core technologies. Industry 8 also features a new UI-based setup experience to help accelerate rapid prototyping of industry-focused solutions.

Industry 8 supports the image-based deployment technologies available in Windows 8 For IT professionals, this means you can use the flexible deployment and servicing solutions from Windows 8 with Industry 8, including secure remote management.

This documentation will help you learn about and use Industry 8. It is designed to be effective for multiple learning styles as well as varied levels of knowledge of both embedded systems and of previous versions of Windows Embedded.

This documentation is intended primarily for manufacturers and developers of Industry 8 systems. It is not intended as end-user documentation for the consumers of devices produced with Industry 8.

The major sections of this documentation, excluding this Welcome section, are:

  • Build an Industry Device with Industry Setup
    This section will walk you through the new Industry 8 UI-based Setup.
  • Activate a Device
    This section contains the information needed to activate your Industry 8 operating system and explains the choices of activation methods and what is required by each one.
  • Edit a Configuration File
    This section contains the information on how to use Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) to edit your configuration file.
  • Add a Language Pack or Language Interface Pack
    This section contains information on language packs and LIPS and how to install them on your device and remove them from you device.
  • Brand a Device
    This section contains information on how to enable and use the custom branding options available in Industry 8, including Custom Logon, Shell Launcher, and Windows 8 Application Launcher.
  • Lockdown or Secure a Device
    This section contains information on how to enable and use the options available to lockdown or secure your Industry 8 device, including Dialog Filter, Gesture Filter, Keyboard Filter, and Unified Write Filter (UWF).
  • Deploy to a Device
    This section contains information on image deployment and walks you through one of the most common deployment scenarios for Industry 8: from building an image, to capturing it, to deploying it on another device.
  • Run Windows 8 Apps on Industry 8
    This section contains information on side-loading Windows 8 applications and how to find more information on application certification.
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