Microsoft releases SP1 for embedded product development platform

Microsoft has announced availability of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft .net Micro Framework 2.0 embedded product development platform.

Microsoft has announced availability of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft .net Micro Framework 2.0 embedded product development platform.

The pack features enhancements to build "more secure, attractive, innovative and globalised applications", said Microsoft.

The new features of Service Pack 1 provide functionality and tools that help streamline the manufacturing process and ease the burdens often associated with the deployment of updates to devices in the field.

Original equipment manufacturers and original device manufacturers can use the new tools to create their own customised deployment software for their unique manufacturing environments, Microsoft said.

With SP1, developers and device-makers will gain the ability to help prevent unsigned firmware or application code from being installed on a device.

SP1 also provides a new tool for generating bitmap fonts for applications, giving application developers increased flexibility in interface design and providing increased support.

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