Counting Down to CES 2011

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 30, 2010 — The first big tech event of the new year is coming soon: the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From Jan. 6-9, exhibitors representing every area of the consumer tech industry will be showing off the newest products and innovations at the Las Vegas Convention center — and Windows Embedded will be there.

If you’re at the show, stop by the Microsoft booth, where we’ll be showing what Windows Embedded is doing in the connected media device space. Partners such as Haier, Reycom, Prime Time, Acer and Evolve will be showcased in a variety of ways. Press and analysts will be touring an invitation-only living room to see how Windows Embedded Standard 7 equips these OEMs with Windows 7 tools and technologies, including Windows Media Center, to develop connected experiences for consumers throughout their homes – for example, sharing content to and from Windows 7-based PCs and Windows Phone 7-based handsets.

All of this is part of Microsoft’s “Better Together” vision of the possibilities that are unleashed when OEMs are able to create solutions that allow consumers to merge multimedia content from various locations — such as the Internet and broadcast TV, social media portals, and personal libraries of photos, music and videos — into a centralized home entertainment hub.

Visit the Windows Embedded News Center during CES for updates on what we’re doing with our partners at the show, and follow @MSFTWEB, @Microsoft and @MSFTNews on Twitter for live tweets from CES.