Microsoft announced the released of “Windows Embedded Standard 7” — which’s basically a reversioning of the system from release year-based versions to numeric versions based on the underlying OS for that embedded release. Therefore, Windows Embedded Standard 2011 will now be known as Windows Embedded Standard 7. It’s a componentized and embedded version of Windows 7, enabling to embed all the power of Windows 7 into devices and therefore leveraging Windows Touch, Aero, performance. You can find more details about it here. Microsoft has introduced this change in order to the alignment between embedded product and Windows 7 for business to take advantage of the great reception Windows 7 has received.
Download: Microsoft Connect.