Preview: Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of embedded electronic devices, with sensors and/or actuators, that exchange information to achieve a greater value or service. These devices are expected to led to a massive growth in automation development and use across all fields.

Microsoft is encouraging developers to join its’ Internet of Things (IoT) community with their new free Windows 10 IoT Core operating system, available for several embedded platforms including the Raspberry Pi 2.

This post is based on the Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2 Insider Preview Build released 12/05/2015.

So what is Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2?

It is not a slimmed down desktop version of Windows for Raspberry Pi; there is no shell, Command Prompt, or Windows Explorer.

It is the “Core” Windows operating system from which you can run Windows Universal Apps to do anything the underlying Raspberry Pi 2 hardware is capable of doing. Windows Universal Apps are built and deployed remotely from a Windows 10 desktop PC running Visual Studio 2015. You can also connect to and manage your Raspberry Pi using PowerShell.


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