Otherwise known as Internet of Everything, IoT is the network of physical objects embedded with software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer/operator or other connected devices.
Windows 10 IoT Core will power micro-computing devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max, and can work irrespective of whether a device have a display. While, developers must create a universal app that functions as the interface for device without a display.
The latest version of Windows 10 IoT core (Build 10240) adds compatibility with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which keeps the devices connected to the internet.
It is designed to have a low barrier for entry and easy to build professional devices, with support for Visual Studio, and a variety of open source languages. Improved API support has been added to the Universal Windows Platform that power Windows 10 apps.
If you're a developer, Microsoft has made several code samples for IoT devices on Github, as well as documentation and a growing set of libraries and helper tools for developers.
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