Microsoft Corporation has announced in its ongoing Build Conference 2015 Windows 10 to boost the Internet of Things or IoT, and its Arduino partnership. It releases Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview for those who are working with Minnowboard Max and Raspberry Pi 2. This is its way of bringing Windows 10 free versions to the IoT space and for developers to test the platform with Raspberry Pi 2. Prior to Windows 10 release in summer, the developer community can give Redmond their feedback.
Microsoft Corporation aims to give Makers the opportunity to tinker with the software earlier. It will listen to feedback with regard to what works well, what enhancement it can do, possible missing drivers and rough edges so it will get the idea of what to prioritize next. It plans to incorporate feedbacks to regular updates, bug fixes, new features and more drivers. For the Windows 10 commercial release, it will generally be out in summer.
Intel’s MinnowBoard Max is a process-based board that offers exceptional openness, standards, flexibility and performance. It makes Intel architecture available to the low-cost and small embedded market for developers and Makers. Raspberry Pi 2 is a single-board computer intended to teach basic computers in schools.
Such a great start for the Windows software maker for bringing Windows 10 to IoT. Today, Microsoft Corporation’s executives highlighted several cloud technologies of cloud computing platform Azure and Windows – smart and screenless networked devices, belonging to the category of “Internet of Things,” on its April 29 to May 1 Build Conference in San Francisco, where it introduced Windows 10 for IoT and its Arduino partnership. The company intends to install a billion Windows 10 devices in the near future. It also considers IoT as another area of growth for Windows Holographic and Azure.
From today, Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview can already be downloaded as part of the Windows maker’s distinctive offering to developers. This new edition for small-footprint and low-cost devices is provided “free” for Makers, as well as for commercial device builders. The Redmond-based tech titan said it is inspired by the Maker community’s passion for technology and now shares with them what is next for Windows.
For the first time, Windows 10 power is brought to Raspberry Pi 2. Microsoft Corporation helps device builders and Makers to do more, with great development tools, access to hardware capabilities, Universal Windows Platform, plus the power of remote debugging, updating and managing software on Raspberry Pi 2 devices. Windows 10 IoT Core commences this collaboration.
In the ongoing Build Conference, Microsoft Corporation also announced its partnership with Arduino, the open-source easy to use software and hardware electronics system which is for those making interactive projects. The aim is to make a Windows 10 version for various devices.
In this collaboration, developers are empowered to combine Arduino’s hardware-driving capabilities with that of Window’s. For instance, a security camera built with Arduino to power its motor controls for turning or tilting the camera. Windows will then create a user interface to bring the camera to the cloud, where it processes the image to detect motion and recognize voice and face. With Microsoft Corporation’s upcoming Windows 10, its availability for IoT and its Arduino partnership, the world of technology can anticipate interesting applications coming.
By Judith Aparri
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