Microsoft Windows Embedded OS - End of Life - CSSI Technologies, Inc
Microsoft Windows Embedded OS – End of Life
Are you ready to migrate Windows rugged mobile devices to Android? Microsoft has announced its end-of-life schedule for mobile operating systems.

At CSSI we are passionate about providing rugged mobile device and barcode scanner solutions that fit your business needs. The security and operability of the rugged devices that we sell and provision is important to us. With that in mind, the support team at CSSI would like to provide this update on the Microsoft product lifecycle for operating systems typically in use on a handheld pc.

Windows Embedded OS End of LifeStarting as soon as 2018, we will see the phase out of support for the Microsoft Windows Embedded OS that is very common in rugged handheld devices vehicle mounted computers. There are also now end of life dates for Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld. An unsupported and unpatched mobile device could cause security issues and productivity problems for businesses, hindering security and productivity. At CSSI, we want to ensure our customers are aware of end of life dates in advance. Preparing a strategy for upgrade now will help ensure the security and productivity of mobile computing and rugged devices in the future.

According to Microsoft Product Lifecycle documentation for Windows Embedded OS, the following dates are approaching and crucial in the

  • 6/10/2018 – Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be End of Life
  • 6/9/2019 – Microsoft Windows Embedded 831 Handheld will be End of Life
  • 1/14/2020 – Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will be End of Life

Most manufacturers of mobile computing devices have begun adopting the Android operating system as the flagship operating platform. Based on smartphone and consumer tablet experiences the platform helps make a transition smooth and provides users with a familiar feel of usability. Application support is always a concern with operating system changes. However, Android is very easy to develop on, making it a great alternative to Windows based operating systems for handheld devices.

At CSSI we understand that mobile device life-cycle replacement and migration to new mobile device operating platforms can be a stressful and intimidating task. Microsoft Windows Embedded OS may be going away, but CSSI stands ready to support you in your migration from Windows to Android devices. We want to make sure our customers have the information needed to make sound strategy decisions that meet budgetary and operational needs. If you have questions, please contact us at support@cssi.com or call 570-524-4424.

Thank you,

The CSSI Team – Experts in Android Devices

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