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Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max boards released

Microsoft is opening up Windows 10 to more hardware with the first non-preview public release of Windows 10 IoT Core that can be used by the $35 Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel's MinnowBoard Max boards. Microsoft launched a preview version of the "Internet of Things" version of Windows 10 in late April.

The first non-preview version of Windows 10 IoT Core contains a number of improvements compared to the preview version launched in April, including support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections. Other new features and improvements include:

  • Improved support for Python and Node.js, including a new Express Node.js project template
  • GPIO performance on the Raspberry Pi 2 has improved by 8X to 10X
  • Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and pulse-width modulation (PWM) are now supported via breakout boards and ICs
  • New Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs give apps easy control over system management features like time zone and network connections

Microsoft adds that this initial version of Windows 10 IoT Core still requires a PC running the 10240 build of Windows 10, along with Visual Studio 15. It adds:

"Windows 10 IoT Core is a new edition for Windows targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens. For devices with screens, Windows 10 IoT Core does not have a Windows shell experience; instead you can write a Universal Windows app that is the interface and "personality" for your device. IoT core designed to have a low barrier to entry and make it easy to build professional grade devices. It's designed to work with a variety of open source languages and works well with Visual Studio."

Source: Microsoft

29 Comments
  • so this is the same release from the 29th right?
  • I'm pretty sure it's the same and they just noticed it now
  • Looks like it, the build from the 29th was 10240 too.
  • Have an Arduino Uno, NetDuino Plus 2, and Galileo 2; will any of those get Windows 10 IoT eventually?
  • The Galileo should, I doubt the rest.
  • Microsoft announced that they are unable to support Galileo 2. Only the first revision they support.
  • Yup. Build for this but not for Surface RT. Figures. I hate bean counters.
  • Those are drastically different devices in drastically different situations.
  • yeah, fuck those guys who count beans! Long live the watermelon counters!
  • They Arduino are completely different devices... MS does have Visual Studio solution for them... The Raspberry Pi is a development tool... The Windows 10 IoT core product does not have a desktop, but you can create Aps with visual studio that have a display and required input. The are several videos on YouTube if you want to see...
  • Will the Minecraft version for Raspberry Pi work on Rasberry Pi 2?
  • Pi2 running Linux has the same Minecraft as the Pi1, yes. I'm not aware of a Minecraft for Pi2 running Windows.
  • I'm not really up on all this... Is W10IoT essentially a modern version of WindowsCE?
  • Well it will eventually replace CE. But Windows 10 IOT Core has a different lineage as it is derived from the Windows 10 code base.
  • Minecraft should work if you run the noobs version raspbian (fund on the raspberry pi website)
    This os release is a dev tool and requires (for now) a second PC running Visual Studio. It will never have a normal desktop
  • These bits have been around already for a full month (released 10 July)!
  • Iot for pi has 7/29 date on mdsn http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/ReleaseNotes.htm What’s New Windows 10 IoT Core Public ReleaseWi-Fi supportBluetooth supportUpdated base OS buildBug Fixes
  • New in this release The first public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core was released at the //build/ conference, and we’ve made great progress since then. Perhaps most importantly, long-awaited support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity has arrived. The full list of new features and improvements is too long to list here but here’s a nice sampling: Improved support for Python and Node.js, including a new Express Node.js project template GPIO performance on the Raspberry Pi 2 has improved by 8X to 10X Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and pulse-width modulation (PWM) are now supported via breakout boards and ICs New Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs give apps easy control over system management features like time zone and network connections
  • Hooray! Bluetooth and WiFi support. Now I can move my router back next to my Xbox!
  • I've been working with my Rpi2 and Windows IoT for a while and I have to say I'm impressed by how easy it is to build apps for devices and to perform low level I/O with Windows IoT. Way to go.
  • Agreed C# and the Raspberry Pi were meant for each other! ;)
  • Anyone care to place bets on Band 2 being the showcase product for Win 10IoT?
  • BananaPi support is required. Build-in wifi and better Ethernet are very important things. It should be easy, because this SOCs already supported in the Windows Embeded.
  • So if one isn't a developer, what does this product have to offer? I'm interested in playing with it, but I want to make sure its useful for me.
  • Are you familiar with Visual Studio and c# or vb?
  • Sorry to hijack your discussion. Yes I know c# and used Visual sudio. Can you guide me towards some awesome tuts for this?
  • I wonder if the RPI Camera will be supported (I tested it a while ago and couldn't get it to work...)
  • IoT seems OK, but I would like to have full Win10M on Raspberry, to use with my TV
  • Wouldn't something like a compute stick be better for that?