Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 IoT Core is now available with the Anniversary Update, which brings a long list of improvements, new features, and support for more devices and apps.
This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced availability of their new board—the Raspberry Pi 3. We’re excited to have Windows 10 support the new board via a new Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update available for download today. The new Raspberry Pi 3 board is available now in the Microsoft Store online.
Microsoft has delivered improvements to its version of the Windows 10 platform for small, low-cost devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer, making it officially available for commercial hardware developers to use at the same time.
As announced several months ago, Windows 10 was designed to tackle more than just PCs, tablets, and smartphones, so today the company has introduced a slimmed-down version of the operating system that's designed to run on Internet of Things devices.
Some of you might remember that, back in February, Microsoft promised there would be a free version of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 owners.
Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows 10 would be offered free of charge to buyers of the Raspberry Pi 2, a new version of the device that will launch later this year for only $35 (€30). This way, the Redmond-based software firm basically contributes to the creation of the world's most affordable PC, while also reiterating its efforts to invest more in the IoT field.
Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the retail availability of their new board, the Raspberry Pi 2. We’re excited to join the Foundation in also announcing that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2, which will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year.
Microsoft's announcement that Windows will be free for tablets with screen sizes smaller than nine inches took a lot of people by surprise. The company will even offer a year's worth of Office365 free with every license. The move raises the question about the relevance of Windows RT. Sure, Microsoft mentions tablets, not Ultrabooks, but one may argue that hybrids are also tablets (since their displays are touch enabled).
With Microsoft feeling the squeeze between low-end Android devices and Apple’s high-end dominance, the company may be pondering desperate measures.
Microsoft is taking dead aim at Android, considering giving away Windows Phone and Windows RT for free to device makers in the hope of getting big market share. Will the ploy work, or is it a sign of desperation?
Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson.