Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld glossary

4/1/2014

The following terms are used in the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld documentation.

Adaptation Kit

A collection of fixes and updates for embedded devices. See also AK.

AK

A collection of fixes and updates for embedded devices. See also Adaptation Kit.

Allow list

A list of applications that are available for a user profile on a handheld device.

AssignedAccess.xml

The file that contains settings that limit what is available per user on a device.

barcode scanner

A computer peripheral for reading barcodes.

button lockdown

A feature that restricts button behavior to prevent end users from accessing unauthorized applications, such as a web browser.

button remapping

A feature that allows the OEM to map a button to an action or application.

health check

A feature that provides information about how well a device is functioning.

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) is a library that you can use to develop kernel-mode drivers that support the Microsoft Windows Driver Model (WDM). See also KMDF.

keyboard mapping

A feature that allows the OEM to modify the action of a specific keystroke or key combination.

KMDF

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) is a library that you can use to develop kernel-mode drivers that support the Microsoft Windows Driver Model (WDM). See also Kernel-Mode Driver Framework.

MDM

Software that secures, monitors, manages, and supports mobile devices deployed across mobile operators, service providers, and enterprises. See also mobile device management.

mobile device management

Software that secures, monitors, manages, and supports mobile devices deployed across mobile operators, service providers, and enterprises. See also MDM.

OEMInput.xml

The file that lists all the packages and features that you want to include in your image.

OMA DM

A provisioning protocol that allows two-way communication between server and client, enabling remote device manageability. See also Open Mobile Alliance Device Management.

OOBE

The experience that is presented to end users the first time they start a new device. See also out-of-box experience.

Open Mobile Alliance Device Management

A provisioning protocol that allows two-way communication between server and client, enabling remote device manageability. See also OMA DM.

out-of-box experience

The experience that is presented to end users the first time they start a new device. See also OOBE.

POS device

A device that is installed at a point of service, to help with shopping or informational services.

POSUTIL library

A library that driver developers use to manage which applications have access to a barcode scanner device.

Prov.xml

The provisioning file that contains settings for enterprise devices.

sideloading

The process of loading apps that were not distributed via the Windows Store, usually for testing an app before it is ready for sale.

SOC

A chip that integrates most of all of the basic components of a computer, including microprocessors and necessary support components. SOC technology is used in firewalls, gateways, specialized servers, and interactive devices. See also system on a chip.

Speech

A phone feature that enables speech recognition, pressing and holding the Start button.

symbology

A protocol for arranging the bars and spaces that make up a particular kind of barcode.

system on a chip

A chip that integrates most of all of the basic components of a computer, including microprocessors and necessary support components. SOC technology is used in firewalls, gateways, specialized servers, and interactive devices. See also SOC.

Unified Point of Service

An architectural specification for application interfaces to point-of-service devices that are used in a retail environment. See also UnifiedPOS.

UnifiedPOS

An architectural specification for application interfaces to point-of-service devices that are used in a retail environment. See also Unified Point of Service.

USB host mode

A feature that allows you to connect other USB devices to your device.

user role

A set of permissions to objects in the database. Users who have been assigned the role can access these objects with the permissions specified in the role. The permissions determine what the user can do with the object – read, insert, modify, delete or execute.

Windows Runtime

An environment in which COM objects are activated using a fully qualified namespace and a class name within the namespace. Also refers to the set of APIs that is provided by the Windows Runtime.

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