Microsoft and Adafruit Come Together For IoT Starter Kit

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Microsoft has decided to team up with Adafruit to get IoT starter kit in a hassle-free way. The company recently announced Windows 10 IoT Core, which is the basic version of company’s IoT-focused operating system.

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Microsoft spokesperson Steve Teixeira said in a statement that all the users will now be able to start learning insights of Windows 10 IoT Core or either electronics and Raspberry Pi 2. This IoT starter kit will make room for electronics and sensors, and come with a  SD card pre-loaded with Windows 10 IoT Core, sample code and documentation. The company is likely to display this kit at the World Maker Faire to be scheduled in New York on September 26-27, 2015.

Road So Far

It’s not the first time when both the companies have adjoined hands together. Five years ago, Adafruit announced a $2000 bounty to any hacker who would write an open source driver for Kinect. It was a motion-sensing input device for the Xbox 360 console of Microsoft. Things didn’t work well between both the tech giants as Microsoft didn’t like the offer made by Adafruit.

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  1. […] Microsoft and Adafruit Come Together For IoT Starter Kit | IOT League. Microsoft has decided to team up with Adafruit to get IoT starter kit in a hassle-free way. The company recently announced Windows 10 IoT Core, which is the basic version of company’s IoT-focused operating system. […]

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