The Raspberry Pi Foundation, this morning announced the availability of their new board- The Raspberry Pi 3. Windows 10 will support the new board via new Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update available for download starting today. The new Raspberry Pi 3 board is now available at Microsoft Store Online.
“Optimized for connected things and smaller devices with or without a display, Windows 10 IoT Core brings the power of Windows, including enterprise grade security and servicing, automatic updates through Windows Update when connected to the Internet and the rich Universal Windows Platform (UWP) APIs that give apps easy control over system management features.”
Microsoft also says,
“Since we first announced Windows 10 support for Raspberry Pi last year, your feedback has been driving how we continue improving our platform enabling more and more Raspberry Pi capabilities on Windows 10 IoT Core. We’ve made it easier to connect your Windows 10 IoT Core device to the Internet by adding support for the official Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi dongle and other common Wi-Fi dongles. Also, we brought you full support for the TX/RX pins enabling easy access to the UART by simply calling GetDeviceSelector (“UART0”) method on the SerialDevice class. In the new Insider Preview build available today, we are enabling support for the new Raspberry Pi 3 board and we’re working to bring you more features in the coming weeks.”
The popularity of Raspberry Pi has compelled many customers to ask Microsoft about commercializing with the platform. Where, Microsoft goes on to states, “We are working with element14 to provide customers with the option to choose Windows 10 IoT Core as part of their Raspberry Pi Customization Service. OEMs will now be able to build versions of the Raspberry Pi that meet their unique requirements, use the open source BSP that Microsoft has released and deploy with Windows 10 IoT Core. The interoperability, coupled with the power of the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to drive meaningful action across devices, further extends the value that Microsoft delivers to our customers.”
The new Raspberry Pi 3 is faster, more powerful and is among the first out of the box IoT ready Raspberry Pi.
You can easily install new Insider Preview update which is now available via Download or through the newly supported Raspberry Pi installer (NOOBS).