The Internet of Things (IoT) starts with the things that matter most. Windows 10 is the right platform to build connected and intelligent devices with enterprise-grade security, manageability and native device interoperability that enable the Internet of Things.
IoT begins with things. From smart sensors to industrial gateways to the robots that build the cars we drive, the Internet of Things is enabled by connecting numerous intelligent devices in many ways that yield vast amounts and types of data. Microsoft provides the technologies and expertise you need to capitalize on the Internet of Things by building a connected system to gather, store and analyze your organization’s data.
From intelligent devices on the edge of your network, to back-end systems and cloud services, the data that flows through your enterprise will drive a new level of business intelligence.
Windows 10 for device builders enables creation of innovative intelligent devices enterprises trust. Windows 10 is the right platform for intelligent devices that need enterprise grade security, manageability and line of business applications to scale across a wide range of devices.
Windows 10 enables the creation of Universal Windows apps and drivers that can target every Windows 10 device including a wide range of intelligent devices from IoT Gateways to POS devices to Industrial automation systems. With a common device management stack, intelligent devices powered by Windows 10 can be managed with the same tools as your PC’s, Phones and Tablets.
Leverage the same code to deliver an intuitive experience across a wide range of Windows 10 devices. Tools like Visual Studio work across all Windows 10 editions and Azure to help reduce time and complexities building IoT solutions for the enterprise.
Reduce complexities with a consistent device management approach across PCs, phones, and IoT devices. A modern device management stack based on industry standards enables enterprise mobility and support for first and third part management solutions.
Windows 10 provides enterprise grade security and reliability to ensure your devices and data are protected against today’s modern security threats. Windows 10 also enables you to provide a dedicated device experience for line of business applications.
With security threats are on the rise, Windows 10 delivers entirely new ways to protect your systems and data. Windows 10 has built-in defenses to help protect your critical business information from leaks or theft. Technologies like Secure Boot, BitLocker, Device Guard and Credential Guard help ensure your devices are protected from power-on to power-off.
Additional capabilities help create a purpose-built device experience for line of business applications. Whether it’s booting to a desired Universal app and/or locking down access to unauthorized USB peripherals. Windows 10 IoT provides these capabilities and more to help create a dedicated device experience.
Windows 10 is designed to work well with other devices, your cloud services and leverage your existing investments. Windows 10 inherent connectivity for device-to-device, sensor-to-device, and device-to-cloud make it an ideal platform for intelligent devices as part of an overall IoT solution.
Windows 10 enables open device interoperability and communication across a range of devices regardless of connection specifics and OS platform. Creating a complex mesh of connected devices need not be such a difficult task. With open device interoperability standards build into Windows 10, you can reduce complexities and simplify connectivity to mesh of devices as part of your overall IoT solution.
Windows 10 IoT is designed to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services, so you can monitor assets in the cloud to improve efficiencies, drive operational performance to enable innovation, and leverage advanced data analytics to transform your company.
With Microsoft Azure IoT services, you can monitor assets in the cloud to improve efficiencies, drive operational performance to enable innovation, and leverage advanced data analytics to transform your company.
Windows 10 IoT is a family of Windows 10 editions targeted towards a wide range of intelligent devices, from small industrial gateways to larger more complex devices like point of sales terminals and ATMs. Combined with the latest Microsoft development tools and Azure IoT services partners can gather, store and process data, creating actionable business intelligence and effect business outcomes. Partners building solutions based on Windows 10 IoT will realize expanded opportunities when they harness the full breadth of Microsoft technologies to offer end-to-end solutions.
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise brings the capabilities of Windows 10 Enterprise to a wide range of industry devices across retail, manufacturing, health, finance and other industries. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise devices run powerful line of business applications and perform a specialized function in a secure, reliable, and streamlined way to support mission critical industry devices.
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise supports both Universal Windows apps and Classic Windows applications plus a host of innovative capabilities: advanced protection against modern security threats, full flexibility of deployment, updating and support options, and comprehensive infrastructure, device, and app management features. Companies that require manageability, consistency, and predictability choose Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Windows 10 Enterprise.
Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise brings the capabilities of Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise to line-of business mobile devices that are looking for a natural user experience with enterprise grade security and manageability. Instantaneous application access, native support for barcode scanning and other peripherals as well as a secure device experience enhance productivity for a variety of mobile scenarios.
The Mobile Enterprise editions also offer capabilities like multiple user profiles and advanced lockdown to enable mobile line of business scenarios across retail, healthcare, manufacturing and other vertical industries.
Windows 10 IoT Core is an edition of Windows 10 that is optimized for smaller and lower cost industry devices. Built to power devices like IoT gateways or micro-kiosks, it’s designed to run a single line of business application. Windows 10 IoT Core runs Universal Windows app and utilizes the same development, configuration and management tools as the other Windows 10 editions making it easy to integrate into IoT scenarios and leverage existing resources.
There is a SKU ‘Windows 10 IoT Core’ available at no royalty cost for all our device makers that enables automatic OS updates via Windows Update when connected to the internet.
In addition, we also have an OEM exclusive SKU ‘Windows 10 IoT Core Pro’ which provides an ability to defer and control updates. This SKU can be licensed via distributors. Except for the servicing model difference, the features are the same between these two SKUs of Windows 10 IoT Core.
To start creating applications and build proof of concepts running on Windows 10 IoT Core click on get started. Here you will find step by step instructions to get you started, sample code, documentation, community projects and more…
If you already have a proof of concept (POC) with Windows 10 IoT Core and need to find out your options on how to commercialize your POC or device, then click on the link below to find out more.
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