July 16, 2014
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service public preview expanding

The limited public preview of the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service, launched three months ago, has generated so much interest that the preview will be expanded to include more companies, writes Barb Edson, general manager of marketing for Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise.

May 16, 2014
How restaurant operators can capitalize on the Internet of Things

Three intelligent systems partners will demonstrate how they’re using Microsoft’s approach to the Internet of Things to harness data to help restaurant owners transform their businesses at the National Restaurant Association Show May 17-20 in Chicago.

May 5, 2014
Introducing a Windows Embedded all-in-one tablet retailers and restaurants can use to take payments

At Retail Tech Japan 2014, held earlier this spring in Tokyo, Microsoft demonstrated how Windows Embedded and Microsoft Azure provide a platform for point-of-sale, kiosks, vending machines and digital signage for retail. In the video here, you’ll see a tablet that can be used to take payments for retail and restaurants, created by Empathy Co. Ltd. and running on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry.

May 2, 2014
Put your strategy for the Internet of Things into place using Microsoft’s tools

The Internet of Things can sound like an overwhelming term, but for a business, its applications are varied and vitally important: It can mean giving you a clearer understanding of how many people are in your store each hour, or what the average temperature is in your largest machine room, or how long it takes to get prescriptions from your hospital pharmacy to the patients, writes Barb Edson on the Windows Embedded blog.

April 22, 2014
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Update is now available

In alignment with the general availability of Windows 8.1 Update, the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Update is now available to customers and partners via Windows Update, Microsoft OEM Online and Volume Licensing Service Center.