Hello, Windows 10 IoT Core


Microsoft announced the public release of Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max.
The release is available for download from Windows IoT Dev Center.

Windows 10 IoT Core

Windows 10 IoT Core is a new edition for Windows targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens. For devices with screens, Windows 10 IoT Core does not have a Windows shell experience, instead you can write a Universal Windows app as the interface and “personality” for your device. The IoT core is designed to have a low barrier to entry and make it easy to build professional-grade devices. It’s designed to work with a variety of open-source languages and works well with Visual Studio.

Support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is available in this new release. Some new features and improvements include:

  • Improved support for Python and Node.js, including a new Express Node.js project template
  • GPIO performance on the Raspberry Pi 2 has been improved by 8X to 10X
  • Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and pulse-width modulation (PWM) are now supported via breakout boards and ICs
  • New Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs give apps easy control over system management features like time zone and network connections

Source: Windows Blog

Visit the Windows IoT Dev Center to choose your target board, then walk through the steps to provision your board, acquire the tools, and get started Making. This release of Windows 10 IoT Core requires a development machine running the 7/29/2015 release of Windows 10 (Build 10240) and Visual Studio 2015.

Quick links

  • Release Notes : Details about what is covered in this release of Windows 10 IoT Core.
  • Download Now : Click here to start downloading for FREE now. You will need the latest version of Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 and tools.
  • Community : Share your feedback here and engage with other Makers using our forums.
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