Introducing Windows 10 IoT Core for Internet of Things

Microsoft, true to promise for Windows 10 convergence, an operating system to power all sorts of devices from desktops to phones to wearables, has released Windows 10 IoT Core, a striped down version for the network of physical objects or "things".

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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