Windows CE 6 R3 is RTM, Silverlight on board

Yesterday at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston, Microsoft announced that Windows CE 6 R3 (code name Cashmere) has finally hit RTM. Silverlight for Windows Embedded user interface (UI) framework is now part of this new release.

Silverlight for Windows Embedded is an out-of-browser, native code implementation of Microsoft Silverlight technology used to create rich, immersive UIs on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based devices. OEMs are now able to separate the design of the user experience on the device and the development of core functionality, which provides efficiency in the go-to-market process by helping to reduce application development time, allowing for simplified UI customization, and empowering designers and developers to focus on their core competencies.

As I talked about a couples weeks ago, Silverlight is an important part of Windows Mobile 7 so it’s nice to see that Redmond officialy launching SL for embeded devices. What’s not official yet, is which version of Windows CE is going to be the core of WM7. A leaked document hinted at Windows CE 7 but you can never be sure.

Source: Microsoft