Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new $35 Raspberry Pi 3 board, Microsoft has issued an update for the Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview. It allows the "Internet of Things" version of the OS to be used by the newest member of the Raspberry Pi family.

In a blog post. Microsoft stated:

"We've made it easier to connect your Windows 10 IoT Core device to the Internet by adding support for the official Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi dongle and other common Wi-Fi dongles. Also, we brought you full support for the TX/RX pins enabling easy access to the UART by simply calling GetDeviceSelector ("UART0") method on the SerialDevice class. In the new Insider Preview build available today, we are enabling support for the new Raspberry Pi 3 board and we're working to bring you more features in the coming weeks."

The Raspberry Pi 3 has a 1.2GHz 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 processor, 1GB of RAM, integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1. It's now on sale at two retailers and will be made available for sale later at the Microsoft Store.

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Source: Microsoft