Windows Embedded 8 will also be going "Blue" this year

The code name for Microsoft's overall Windows update plans is "Windows Blue",  and Windows team leader Julie Larson-Green confirmed that name once again on Tuesday as she announced that a public preview of the "Blue" update for Windows 8 will be released by the end of June.

As it turns out, the Blue update plans also extend to Windows Embedded 8, the OS that's made for embedded hardware systems such as ATMs, cash registers and more. In a new post on the Windows Embedded blog, David Wurster, Microsoft's Windows Embedded Senior Product Manager, states:

With Windows Blue, we are furthering our platform alignment with Windows to address a growing category of devices on the edge of enterprise networks and will be bringing the update to market later this year. We’re excited to share more information in the coming weeks.

Details about what will be contained in the "Blue" update for Windows Embedded 8 were not revealed. Microsoft launched Windows Embedded 8 in March after a preview version was released in November 2012. In April, another version, Windows Embedded 8 Industry, was released. Microsoft plans to launch a third major variant of the OS, Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise, in July.

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Via: ZDNet

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n_K said,
Goes without saying, this was just plain obvious.
It may have been for some, but up until now only WP and win8/rt were confirmed to go with aligned updates.

Whilst it was well assumed, there was no concrete evidence that suggested it in any of the leaked builds, contrary to the Windows RT and Server editions!. Anyhow, excited to get my hand on this stuff!

ingramator said,
Whilst it was well assumed, there was no concrete evidence that suggested it in any of the leaked builds, contrary to the Windows RT and Server editions!. Anyhow, excited to get my hand on this stuff!
Can I ask you how? Do you need some special license / hardware? I remember i had tried to get win 7 embedded but felt too much of a hassle (requiring VS 2008, and other stuff)