In August, Microsoft officially released Windows 10 IoT Core, with support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel's MinnowBoard Max boards. Now the company has announced a new partnership that will allow people to quickly start on new projects based on the "Internet of Things" version of the OS:
"We're proud to announce that we are partnering with Adafruit to release a new Starter Kit designed to get you started quickly and easily on your path of learning either electronics or Windows 10 IoT Core and the Raspberry Pi 2. This kit is available now at http://www.adafruit.com/windows10iotpi2 and includes a compatible set of sensors, electronic parts, wires, and cables that have been verified to work with Windows 10 IoT Core. It also has an SD card preloaded with Windows 10 IoT Core meaning you can start right away. The kit comes with getting started instructions and sample code for projects that you can make."
Microsoft also outlined some improvements it plans to add to Windows 10 ioT Core based on feedback from Windows Insiders:
"Your feedback on Windows 10 IoT Core has been tremendously influential in improving the quality and completeness of this release, and we'll be including many of the changes and requests that you have made, such as adding support for pulse-width modulation (PWM) and analog-to-digital converters (ADC) via an integrated and extensible provider API, addressing issues around the USB HID class driver, and many bug fixes. We also saw how popular the web-based device management interface is with customers, so we're continuing the investment in it and delivering new functionality to change the device name, password and the ability to start processes."
Speaking of which, a new Windows 10 Iot Core build is now available for download from the Windows Dev Center, with the build number 10531.