Microsoft made a lot of interesting announcements at their Build conference this week and one of the most interesting is the announcement of a Windows 10 IoT Core preview build with support for the Raspberry Pi 2. Windows 10 support for the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced a few months ago, but it wasn’t until the recent WinHEC and Build conferences that details about it have emerged. Check out the blog post that describes what Windows 10 IoT Core can do for the Raspberry Pi 2 and other devices:
With this Insider Preview release of Windows 10 IoT Core, we’re bringing the power of Windows to Raspberry Pi 2 for the first time. We’re embracing the simple principle of helping Makers and device builders do more by bringing our world-class development tools, the power of the Universal Windows Platform, direct access to hardware capabilities, and the ability to remotely debug, update, and manage the software running on Raspberry Pi 2 devices. This Insider Preview release of Windows 10 IoT Core is our conversation-starter.
Our goal is to give Makers the opportunity to play with the software bits early and to listen to the feedback on what’s working well and what we can do better. You may notice some missing drivers or rough edges; we look forward to receiving your feedback to help us prioritize development work. We’ll be incorporating the feedback we receive into regular software updates along with additional drivers, bug fixes and new features. Those looking for a commercial-quality release should wait for general availability this summer.
It looks like the preview release of Windows 10 IoT core for Raspberry Pi 2 will be available here for Windows 10 beta testers (note that you must join the Windows Insider program to access the build, see more information here). Be sure to check out the rest of the Windows IoT dev center as it’s been updated with documentation, projects, and more to show what Windows 10 can do for IoT and maker projects.