Microsoft Launches Lite Version Of Windows 10 To Powers IoT Devices

Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows 10 IoT Core, a stripped-down version of the OS that’s built to power Internet of Things devices.

Windows 10 IoT Core will run on the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max and the OS will function even when there’s no display attached to it.

There are no windowed interface of desktop experience like you’d expect from regular Windows. Instead, devs have to build their own universal app that functions as the interface of the device.

Microsoft released a preview build of Windows 10 IoT Core back in May, however, the company has now turned on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support for wireless connectivity to the web.

Windows 10 IoT Core also brings improvements in the form of better support for Python and Node.js and brings APIs for Windows Universal Apps.

It’s clear that Microsoft wants to Windows 10 to be at the heart of every type of device type imaginable, with versions running even on wearables expected in the future.

Windows 10 IoT Core is available for download right now if you want to get along with the development of your very own IoT device.

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