Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Makers

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Windows 10 on small devices at WiNHEC and starting today you can download Windows 10 Lot  insider Preview Core with support for Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel’s Minnowboard Max. Windows 10 IoT Core is a new Windows 10 edition for low-cost, small-footprint devices that will be available ‘free’ for Makers and commercial device builders.

Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview and Raspberry Pi 2
With this Insider  preview  release  of Windows 10 Lot  Core, they  bring  the power of Windows to Raspberry Pi 2 for the first time. They  embracing the simple principle of helping Makers and device builders do more by bringing our world-class development tools, the power of the Universal Windows Platform, direct access to hardware capabilities, and the ability to remotely debug, update, and manage the software running on Raspberry Pi 2 devices. This Insider Preview release of Windows 10 IoT Core is conversation-starter.

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Arduino Partnership
“Arduino Certified” Windows 10 enables developers to make devices that combine the hardware-driving capability of Arduino with the software capabilities of Windows. An example might be a security camera. One could build a camera using Arduino to power the motor controls to tilt/turn the camera and using Universal Windows Platform one can create great UI, connect the camera to the cloud, process the image for motion detection and add facial/voice recognition. The work they  have done on Windows 10 is the bridge between the Universal Windows Platform and Arduino hardware. The initial release includes two key capabilities:

  •  Windows virtual shield for Aurelino enables developers to tap into the incredible power of Windows 10 devices through wireless protocols. A Lumia 530 contains well over $200-worth of Arduino shield sensors and capabilities, and they have  made it easy to access all of those sensors and capabilities from an Arduino as if they were standard hardware shields. Imagine being able to create an Arduino project that includes GPS, Web connectivity/parsing, touch display, speech technologies and more.
  • Windows remote Aurelino  they enabling  developers to extend their Universal Windows Application with Arduino commands that execute on a wirelessly-connected Arduino device. It combines the power of Windows 10 device features such as image processing, speech recognition, website parsing, cameras and advanced audio pipelines with the power of physical world interactivity through Arduino.

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Hackster.IO Partnership
Microsoft has a multifaceted relationship with Hackster .IO  that includes collaboration on hackathons and other events around numerous technologies including Windows and Azure. They have  been really impressed with the project gallery experience that Hackster.IO provides and they have  extended  collaboration with them to leverage and bring their industry-leading Maker project gallery capabilities to Windows developers.

Source: Windows

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