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Microsoft Expands Windows for the Internet of Things

Friday Sep 12th 2014 by CodeGuru Staff

Microsoft is expanding a program to put Windows in smart devices, robots and Internet-connected appliances, following overwhelming response for developer hardware to support IoT.

Microsoft is putting a scaled down version of Windows 8 on Intel’s Galileo development board to bring the OS to a “smaller class of devices,” said Colin Murphy, senior technical product manager at Microsoft, The demand however for the Galileo board with Windows has exceeded expectations and Microsoft is now looking to put the OS on more boards such as Intel’s Galileo 2 and MinnowBoard Max, Murphy said. “You’ll see that evolve. We’re working with Intel and other partners putting Windows on those boards,” Murphy said. “There’s a whole range of boards we’ll be investing in.” Continue reading this story here. Continue reading this story here.

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