It is now official. Windows 10 will be officially launched this summer. An unprecedented for Microsoft marketing event that will launch its new OS in 190 countries, with a portage of latest Windows in 111 languages.
The initial target this this new Microsoft OS, these are the 1.5 billion users of previous versions of Windows, but most only. At a time where the decline of the PC is still not stemmed, Microsoft must find other outlets for its OS. The Internet of things and his billions of devices is a target of importance to Microsoft.
A Windows 10 variable geometry to meet the requirements of each
Windows 10 stop the decline of the PC? Not sure as the return of the ‘Start’ menu or even biometric authentication provided by Windows Hello grow the fansboys to make the tail before it stores the day of the release of the new Windows. The fact remains that this Windows 10 will mark the comeback of Microsoft in the area of the embedded.
Microsoft had already announced Windows 10 free for objects connected, a point important for many industrialists, but not enough to dislodge Linux or specialized OS in the embedded. We know now more about what will be what Windows 10 for connected objects, or rather these Windows 10. Microsoft will indeed offer a range Windows 10 fingerprint submissions and more or less extended features. There will be some mini-Windows 10 for objects the light, the more powerful Windows 10 for medical equipment, vending machines. When the last TechEd Europe, Microsoft has delivered a few details of this Windows 10 portfolio. The standard version is addressed to more powerful devices, including requiring an advanced user interface. It should replace Windows xp in vending machines, ATMs, terminals in restaurants. Version Windows 10 “Industry” will be equivalent to the 10 Windows in the PC, the Windows 10 ‘Mobile’ will, meanwhile, very close to Windows Phone.
Develop on Microsoft .NET from PC to the connected object
It is probably towards the lighter Windows 10 “Athens” version that industrialists will probably go more frequently. Via partnership with Raspberry Pi, Intel and Qualcomm, Microsoft Foundation is trying to bring its new OS on the Raspberry, Galileo, and last announced, maps map DragonBoard 410C. Announced at the same time as the launch date of Windows 10, it was designed by Qualcomm on the basis of its very powerful SoC 64-bit Snapdragon 410. Developing with Visual Studio 2013 for .NET Micro Framework present advantages for companies who already have vur the Microsoft platform developers. Editor promises including support for Universal Apps on its Windows 10 “Athens”. A technological challenge, but does it be enough to convince manufacturers to adopt Windows 10 in their products?
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“Qualcomm Announces Support of Windows 10 for the DragonBoard 410c Development Platform and Mobile Device Reference Designs”, Qualcomm press release, March 18, 2015
“Windows 10 Launching This Summer in 190 Countries and 111 Languages”, Microsoft press release, March 17, 2015
“Day 2 at TechEd: Windows for IoT, Azure Stream Analytics and the Future of .NET”, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Belux Team Blog, October 29, 2014