In the month of August, Microsoft announced the Windows Insider Release of the Windows 10 IoT Core, and this specialized version of windows caught developers by surprise. On Thursday, Microsoft announced major updates to this IoT platform.
Where the Windows 10 IoT core gets a lot of developers excited, is the number of ways that Windows 10 can be embedded into objects. Microsoft is still in the early features of the platform, but is giving developers ideas, feedback, and more to engage them like never before.
Windows IoT Core Starter Kit
Microsoft announced the launch of the Windows IoT Core Starter Kit, in collaboration with Adafruit. This lets developers and programmers learn on the Windows 10 IoT or on the Raspberry Pi 2. It’s available now, and is worth checking out.
The new kit has a compatible set of sensors, electronic parts, wires, and cables. All of these are compatible to work with Windows 10 IoT, and it also includes an SD card that is preloaded with WIndows 10 IoT. It has instructions and sample code as well.
Windows 10 IoT Goes To World Maker Faire
Microsoft stated in their post, that they will be bringing the kit at their booth during the World Maker Faire in New York City on September 26th and 27th. Microsoft is looking forward to meeting people and see how they want to build with this platform.
Microsoft will also be hosting the US winner of the Hackster.io hackathon, and judging the winner among the 250 submissions they received. THey had global winners announced already, and this is all about the US winner at the World Maker Faire.
Windows 10 IoT is a real thing now. It’s not just a project, but a physical platform that users can experience today.