Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core for small IoT devices

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 11 August 2015
Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core for small IoT devices

Developers got their first glimpse of a special version of Windows 10 operating system (OS) for small internet of things (IoT) devices at Microsoft’s Build conference earlier this year and now, along with a few tweaks, it’s been made publically available.

Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to be used for small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens, including the Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max boards.

In this latest release, Microsoft has made a few enhancements, such as adding support for wi-fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and improving support for Python and Node.js, including a new Express Node.js project template.

To use this version of Windows, you’ll need a computer running Windows 10 as well as Visual Studio 2015. The OS does, however, work with a variety of open source languages and can be used to build everything from an air hockey robot (pictured) to professional grade devices.

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