Introducing the Windows 10 IoT Core
Windows 10 represents an exciting new entry in the IoT arena. Finally, Windows users have a native toolset to experiment with building IoT solutions. While some platforms such as the Arduino are very Windows-friendly, other platforms have forced users to learn about new, sometimes very different, operating systems or tools that are, by contrast to Visual Studio, very challenging to learn. In fact, I’ve heard of some people giving up altogether or not even trying because the operating system and tools seemed too intimidating. All of these became roadblocks for those wanting a familiar and easy to use platform to develop IoT solutions. Fortunately, Windows 10 removes all of those barriers making it possible for Windows users to build IoT solutions with a familiar platform and tools.