Getting started using windows IOT Core

The IOT Core team has recently launched a new tool called “IoT Dashboard” that makes it easy to deploy windows iot core to your embedded devices.

The process is very simple, once you have the required hardware to get started, it only takes 5 minutes to start coding in a windows environment on your embedded device!

 

What you need

A raspberry PI 2, PI 3 or a Minnowboard MAX

A micro sd card

I would recommend the PI3 or a minnowboard for the additional processing power, but the PI 2 works just fine.

 

Deploying IOT Core

Download the latest dashboard version from here:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/Downloads

Follow the instruction to deploy IOT Core to your SD card.

 

Once deployed, you can start coding using a free installation of visual studio express!
Here are some cool projects to help you get started:

https://www.hackster.io/windows-10-iot-core

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