Windows 10 IoT Core is now available for commercial device builders

Windows 10 IoT Core is now available for use in commercial devices for the first time. The "Internet of Things" version of the OS was first launched for maker and hobbyist product creators earlier this year.

Microsoft stated:

"This release marks an important step in the evolution of Windows 10 IoT Core for our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)/ Original Device Manufacturers (ODM) partners. As part of the Windows 10 IoT edition family, Windows 10 IoT Core provides an optimized platform for building smaller and low cost industry devices like IoT gateways. It brings scale to our partners' investments across form factors leveraging the same business ready capabilities customers expect in Windows: leading connectivity, enterprise-grade security, servicing and manageability."

In addition, Microsoft is offering the new Windows 10 IoT Core Pro SKU for OEMs. Unlike the standard Windows 10 IoT Core, which automatically downloads any updates from Microsoft, the Pro SKU will allow device owners to delay and control updates for the OS:

"With these servicing options, we are bringing flexibility for our partners and customers to help meet their servicing needs while helping ensuring their devices are secure and managed."

More information on the commercial versions of Windows 10 IoT Core can be found at Microsoft's website.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham