Windows for IoT

Windows for IoT is a member of the Windows product family that bring enterprise-class power, security and manageability to the Internet of Things.

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  • Windows IoT Enterprise

    With the power of Windows, Windows IoT Enterprise brings all the benefits – and development familiarity – of the worldwide Windows ecosystem to IoT.

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  • Windows Server IoT 2022

    As IoT solutions become more complex, they require more computing power, storage and connectivity. Windows Server IoT 2022 can easily handle large workloads locally or in the cloud.

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  • Windows 10 IoT Core Services

    A new cloud services subscription that provides the essential services and provides long term service support for secured smart devices running Windows 10 IoT Core.

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Why Windows for IoT?

Windows for IoT makes it possible for you to quickly build, deploy and manage secure edge solutions cost-effectively and easily bring cloud-native AI and analytics to the edge.

Benefits of Developing on the Windows for IoT Platform

Learn more about why developers choose Windows for IoT as their OS and integrate with Azure Services for a comprehensive IoT solution

  • Enterprise-Grade Security

    Windows IoT Enterprise comes with the same capabilities as Windows Enterprise​, which includes advanced device encryption​, and virtualization-based security features. Also, Microsoft has a team of top security experts monitoring the platform 24/7, 365 days a year.​​

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  • Device Management

    Windows for IoT is compatible with any existing device management solution. Through device management features, you have complete control to customize and create an advanced user experience with built-in lockdown capabilities, and branding features.

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  • Built to Last

    Windows for IoT provides 10-Year OS Lifecycle Support that is guaranteed with no hidden costs through our Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC). Windows for IoT operating systems support backwards compatibility in line with Microsoft’s application compatibility promise. Windows for IoT is enhanced by a world-wide partner ecosystem across hardware and software solutions, integrations, and services.

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  • Azure Cloud Connectivity

    With Windows for IoT you can use Azure services as building blocks to construct customized IoT solutions. Azure provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of cloud services and capabilities according to your needs and with the requirements from your industry.

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  • Out-of-box Solution

    Windows for IoT provides customers with the best in-box value. Windows for IoT has advanced built-in device and user experience lockdown capabilities for OEM branding and customization, and a turnkey kiosk mode experience with the new Microsoft Edge browser. Experience our continually evolving feature set, and developer friendly tools, for a smooth device-building experience.

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  • Enhanced User Experience

    Windows for IoT devices can take advantage of the built-in accessibility, natural user interface and best-in-class graphics support (same as what’s used for Xbox & PCs) to enable a great end-user experience​ for solutions such as digital signs, kiosks and POS systems.

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  • Silicon Support

    Windows for IoT has an expanded portfolio of silicon offerings (x64, Arm64) and support from various partners such as Intel, AMD, NXP and Qualcomm, for lower cost, longer lifecycle, and increased security for devices to support customers across all industry verticals.

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  • Cloud-Native Linux Compatibility

    With Windows for IoT, you can build a solution with the base operating system, the Linux environment and container runtime are all managed by Microsoft –meaning there is a single source for all the components with defined servicing mechanisms and support timelines.

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“We needed a development platform and operating system that would automate all the tasks we wouldn’t have time to build ourselves. Plus we wanted a mature, reliable platform with a broad set of tools with which we could be productive immediately. On the other hand, we wanted the greatest flexibility to mix and match technologies and adopt new ones as they became available. With Windows for IoT, we came to market up to a year sooner [than expected].” - Bhargav V. Maganti, Cofounder, and Igor Karlicic, Cofounder

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