Internet Of Windows Things
Following in the heels of the revelation that Windows 8.1 will improve support for 3-D printers, we now also learn that the new versions of Windows embedded will be offering support for the Internet of Things. Windows embedded (like Linux) has powered devices like cable set top boxes and so on for year, and at the Microsoft Developer Build 2013 conference they emphasized the interconnectedness of such devices.
eWeek...Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, which the company said underscores the opportunities for developers and partners throughout the ecosystem to execute on the company's devices and services strategy. The company also tweaked its embedded OS platforms that power intelligent systems and industrial devices in the Internet of Things