Windows 10 IoT Core Starter Kit and Win 10 IoT News

Last week Steve Teixeira shared the latest information and news on Windows 10 IoT core and a very IoT Starter Kit...

What’s next for Windows 10 IoT Core

Back in early August I was pleased to announce the Windows Insider release of Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens, and the response from you has been tremendous. We’ve received a lot of feedback that has helped us shape the next update and I’d like to share some of that detail with you

What we’re doing in this upcoming Windows Insider release can be broadly described as 3 buckets: Responding to your feedback, improving security, and expanding development choices.

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With Windows 10 IoT Core being part of the Windows family, it already offers Universal Windows Platform’s (UWP) rich programming model and language support. That said, we have seen a great deal of enthusiasm for using Node.js in IoT projects, so we’re investing to improve the experience for you on IoT Core with a single installer for all Node.js components, support for the Node.js ‘Serial’ and ‘Cylon’ robotics framework libraries, and even a ‘Cylon’ project template for Visual Studio.  See our recent blog post on the updates.

Windows 10 IoT Core is available through Windows Insider Program which will also give you access to all the Windows Insider releases of Windows, not just IoT Core, and you’ll be automatically notified when a new release becomes available. You can also go to WindowsOnDevices.com and follow the steps there to get the release.

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Windows IoT Core Starter Kit

We’re proud to announce that we are partnering with Adafruit to release a new Starter Kit designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning either electronics or Windows 10 IoT Core and the Raspberry Pi 2. This kit is available now at http://www.adafruit.com/windows10iotpi2 and includes a compatible set of sensors, electronic parts, wires, and cables that have been verified to work with Windows 10 IoT Core. It also has an SD card preloaded with Windows 10 IoT Core meaning you can start right away. The kit comes with getting started instructions and sample code for projects that you can make. For more information head over to WindowsOnDevices.com.

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To get this latest release you should join the Windows Insider Program or download directly from WindowsOnDevices.com. We hope to see you at World Maker Faire, and we can’t wait to see what you make.

Microsoft IoT Pack for Raspberry Pi 2 - w/ Raspberry Pi 2

The Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 2 is the best way to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device.

A collaboration between Microsoft's IoT division and Adafruit, this pack's the best way to get started using both Windows 10 on your Pi and to start doing some popular projects with the internet of things.

Check out windowsondevices.com for more information on how to set up Windows 10 IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi and download project samples!

This pack does come with a Raspberry Pi 2 Computer! Click here for the version without a Pi.

This pack contains:

You can also use this pack with Raspbian Linux & Python, Here's a few Raspbian-based learn guides that are worth checking out to start.  While they're for the Model B, they will all apply to the Raspberry Pi Model B+ and the Raspberry Pi 2.



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