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My name is Stuart Handley. I'm an Account Technology Strategist (It's my job to deliver Technical Presales on Microsoft technologies) working with seven retailers mostly based in the Midlands and north of England. I've worked for Microsoft for

Windows support for ARM 'System on a chip'

Windows support for ARM 'System on a chip'

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It's been a while since my last post - I've been out on Jury service, then everything went quiet over christmas. Things are starting to warm up again though. For those who missed it we announced today support for 'Systems on a chip' coming in thenext release of Windows:

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2011/jan11/01-05SinofskySOC.mspx

This is a reallly significant announcement - it's shifting the Windows OS to a completely new architecture (that has lower power draw requirements) - in it's entire history Windows has only run on a handful of architectures. I suspect this is a further demonstration of the positive impact Mark Russinovich (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/techfellow/Russinovich/default.mspx) is having on Microsoft's ability to safely make big changes to Windows, but I also believe that this is a critical step to allow us to squarely deliver solutions across a much wider range of platforms than the traditional Laptop/Desktop - the slate category is the most obvious example of where this could be most beneficial, but there are plenty of retail industry specific areas where this could prove useful....

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