Windows Embedded Device Manager (WEDM) 2012 TAP program

Microsoft vient d’annoncer l’ouverture du programme d’adoption des technologies pour l’extension Windows Embedded Device Manager (WEDM) 2012 pour System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. WEDM est pleinement intégré à ConfigMgr pour intégrer la gestion des périphériques embarqués tels que les clients légers, les points de vente, les kiosques…

Le but est de fournir :

  • Des collections pour les périphériques embarqués
  • La gestion des périphériques avec les filtres d’écriture activés
  • L’extension de l’inventaire
  • La configuration des périphériques embarqués
  • La gestion de l’imaging des périphériques
  • Des rapports spécifiques aux périphériques embarqués

La participation à un programme de ce type demande une implication forte de la part de vos équipes pour pouvoir répondre aux besoins de Microsoft. En outre, Microsoft met à disposition toutes les compétences nécessaires sur le sujet pour vous permettre d’implémenter la solution.

Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP

Preview the next version of Windows Embedded Standard – a componentized version of Windows 8 with additional technologies that extend the power of Windows to Intelligent devices.
Windows Embedded Standard 8 enables OEMs to build differentiated devices that address the specialized needs of their enterprise customers.
Devices powered by Windows Embedded Standard 8 are the foundation for Intelligent Systems enabling new insights, productivity and opportunities to create lasting competitive advantage. We’re making it easier than ever for devices to extend enterprise business intelligence with improved device management, servicing and data connectivity.

Source : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-embedded-standard-8-ctp.aspx

WEDM 2011 for SCCM 2007

Overview

The Service Pack provides improvements in scalability, deployment, performance, and support for additional configurations for Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011.
Improved Scalability and Deployment: Device Manager 2011 can now be deployed in hierarchies with multiple distributed site servers, as well as in less complex site server hierarchies. Multiple distribution points can now be used to distribute write filter-enabled content, and centralized management and reporting is now supported.
Improved functionality: The expiration period for device imaging deployments has been extended to 6 months, providing enhanced functionality for offline and newly deployed devices.
Expanded support for Configuration Manager environments: Device Manager can now be deployed in environments with both ConfigMgr 2007 R2 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2007 SP1. In addition, Device Manager 2011 can be installed in an environment that includes both ConfigMgr 2007 and ConfigMgr 2003 (though Device Manager 2011 can only be installed on ConfigMgr 2007).
More flexible collections: Predefined and dynamic collection creation can now be disabled, providing flexibility in the management of device collections. Kiosks now have their own collection, instead of being grouped with other Windows Embedded devices.
Increased performance: Changes in the service pack enable fewer messages to be used throughout the lifecycle of a device imaging request.
Improved documentation: There is now an expanded library on the deployment and use of Device Manager 2011.

More information : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28556

Windows Embedded OS

Developing with Windows Embedded Standard

Windows Embedded Standard delivers the power, familiarity, and reliability of the Windows operating system in a componentized form for developers to create advanced commercial and consumer devices running thousands of existing Windows applications and drivers.
The first release in the Windows Embedded Standard family was Windows NT Embedded 4.0 in 1999. Each version since then has continued to bring new capabilities and technologies to commercial and consumer devices.

Windows Embedded Standard 7 for Developers


Unleash your vision for embedded device solutions with a high performance, highly reliable customer-ready platform based on Windows 7. By selecting our latest release of this high-performance Windows Embedded platform, developers can use familiar, easy-to-use development tools and embedded enabling features to help reduce development cost and decrease time to market.

More information : http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/windows-embedded.aspx

SCCM 2012 Release Candidate

As consumerization of IT becomes a reality, you face new challenges.  How do you deliver a rich experience to users across multiple devices while still protecting corporate assets? Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can help you maintain corporate compliance and control  while empowering employees to use the devices and applications they need to be productive.
Configuration Manager provides key management capabilities around application delivery, desktop virtualization, device management, and security that make it possible to enable productivity amidst device proliferation – while also reducing costs.

User-Centric Application Delivery

In the 2012 release, Configuration Manager takes a new « user-centric » approach to application delivery. You can establish policies and relationship rules that allow Configuration Manager to evaluate user identity, application dependencies, device type, and network connection in order to deliver the optimum application experience to users from whatever device or devices they happen to be using.

Desktop Virtualization

Configuration Manager is key component of Microsoft Desktop Virtualization solutions. It provides asset, usage, and desired configuration management for personal and virtual desktops on a single infrastructure. It also integrates with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to deploy and manage virtual and physical applications, allowing you to easily scale application deployment throughout the enterprise as fully streamed virtual applications, locally delivered packages, or both.

Device Management

Configuration Manager provides baseline management for all Exchange Active Synch (EAS) aware devices, helping your organization inventory, remote wipe, or enforce PIN codes from the same unified management infrastructure that you are using for your physical and virtual client management. For Windows Phone and Symbian devices, you can also perform full client configuration and policy and health management.

Security

Configuration Manager serves as the management infrastructure for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. By aligning the client compliance and remediation capabilities of Configuration Manager with the antimalware and vulnerability protection features of Endpoint Protection, you can manage and protect your entire client infrastructure in a single solution. This consolidation can help you lower infrastructure costs and improve insight into the health and safety of your entire client environment.
The latest release also continues to provide core client management capabilities around:
  • Compliance & Settings Management
  • Power Management
  • Software Update Management
  • Operation System Deployment
  • Asset Intelligence
  • Client Health
  • Inventory

Pricing & Licensing Options

The System Center 2012 client management solution is available in three offers: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, and System Center 2012 Client Management Suite. These offers are optimized to take advantage of Microsoft’s client access license suites (Core CAL and Enterprise CAL).

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is available on a per-user or per-operating system environment (OSE) basis as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is available as a per-user or per-device subscription as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. The subscription includes all antimalware updates and product upgrades during the subscription period.

System Center 2012 Client Management Suite

The System Center 2012 Client Management Suite is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Enterprise CAL suite. It is composed of Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.