Now that “Cashmere” has been officially announced to RTM on September 28th as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 I can at last talk to you about the new features after playing around with the CTP (Community Technology Preview) for a month or so.
I guess the most anticipated new feature in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 is Silverlight. But be aware: Silverlight is not Silverlight! Silverlight on your desktop is not the same as Silverlight on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3. Let’s have a look at the key differences:
The following picture shows you an example of a shell based on Silverlight for Windows Embedded:
As you can see Silverlight for Windows Embedded and Silverlight are not exactly the same. For instance you can not install the Silverlight plug-in on your Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 device.
In the next post I am going to talk about how to use Silverlight for Windows Embedded on your Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 device – so stay tuned!