Now that Window Embedded Standard 7 has been shipped, “it’s time to start showing off and releasing some of the cool stuff that we’ve been doing around application templates. We’re providing templates to make development of Standard 7 images quicker and easier. These templates provide the set of dependencies needed for an application to install and run. “We’ve recently added 17 new apps & templates to Compatible Applications website, expanding scope beyond Microsoft apps to include third-party apps as well as some important anti-virus, security, and thin client apps. And On May 7th, Package Mapper was published on MSDN Code Gallery – is a PowerToy we released publicly because we found it to be quite useful as we created templates. The purpose of Package Mapper is to take a list of Windows binaries (exes, dlls, etc.) and map them to the packages within Standard 7 in which the binaries are contained. The packages are output in the easy-to-use format of an answer file, which can then be fed right into ICE,” writes Microsoft.