About SeanLiming.com and Annabooks.com


My specialty has been helping developers architect the different Microsoft operating systems into unique solutions. I have written books, articles, training classes, and have provided consulting support to help developers in many market segments.

Windows® Embedded Industry and Windows® Embedded Standard provides the power of the Windows® desktop operating system along with some lockdown features and tools so you can rapidly build reliable and advanced embedded devices. Windows Embedded is being used in a variety of embedded applications such as Thin-Clients, point-of-sales systems, digital displays, lottery & gaming machines, home gaming and entertainment systems, industrial controls, robotics, and medical test and monitoring equipment. Security, robustness, wide application availability and support, rich API set, networking capability, security, and available off the shelf hardware make Windows Embedded Standard a popular choice for developing embedded systems.

Because Windows Embedded is always changing and developers are constantly looking for information, this website was created to help developers find the needed resources for their projects. The website provides information on the education material, training, and resources that are available.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you don't find the information that you need. My company Annabooks offers consulting services.


Sean D. Liming

Sean Liming is owner of Annabooks. He has been involved with embedded systems for over two decades. He started with Microsoft's first embedded distributor Annasoft (Annabooks Software) with products such as MS-DOS, Windows 3.1x, and Windows 95 before the introductions of Windows CE and Windows NT Embedded. Sean has authored over 35 articles and eight books including the popular Windows XP Embedded Advanced and Professional's Guide To Windows® Embedded Standard 7. He has traveled around the world as a featured speaker at Microsoft embedded conferences. Besides the books and articles, he has created the first classes on Windows CE, NT Embedded, .NET Micro Framework, and POS for .NET. He has also created advanced classes for XP Embedded, WES7, and WE8S. Sean has worked at Intel focusing on XScale™ for telematics, and he was the head of engineering at Annasoft Systems. He received his BSEE from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California; focusing on computer architecture and design.