Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Sign up for the "Windows Developer Program for IoT"

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The next big thing is small

We’re bringing Windows to a whole new class of small devices. Build a smart coffee mug, build a talking bear, build a robot, or build something else entirely. All this using a platform and tools you already know and love.

What will you create?

Development hardware like the Intel Galileo board allows you to read temperature sensors, power robot servos, check for intruders, blink a bunch of LED lights, or even make a little music. Whether you are an experienced Windows developer looking to jump into the Internet of Things or you are new to Windows development and want to build the next big thing—we’re excited to see what you can do.

Early and often

Our first SDK release in the spring of 2014 will give you a chance to look at our new software, including an incomplete prerelease of our software and API surface. We’ll provide samples and documentation and we’ll show you how to create your own fun projects such as the life-size piano we demonstrated at Build 2014. And we’ll continue to release software updates throughout 2014 including a more complete API surface and integrated cloud services.

Connections are everything

Your Windows device can connect to the cloud to enable interesting new scenarios. Use Azure data services, build a new mashup, analyze your data, connect your devices together, or update your devices remotely. Once your device is in the cloud, the sky’s the limit.

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One report on this stated they are not only providing the software SDK but also a hardware too, Microsoft is Giving Away Intel Galileo Arduino Compatible Boards to Developers. Looking at the site and and the emails I got when signing up (where are different than what Jean-Luc reports), it's a little unclear, to me at least...

My emails;


Hello Greg Duncan,
We want to thank you for your interest on, and we are super excited to have you participate in the Windows Developer Program for IoT.

We would like to share our SDK and a hardware development kit with you. In order to consider you for the program and mail you the kit, please click on the link below to provide your address and a bit more information.

[Confirmation URL Removed]

We’re happy to be able to share this early preview with you, and can’t wait to see what you can make with it!

Thank you,
The Microsoft IoT Team


Hello Greg Duncan,

Thank you for signing up for the Windows Developer Program for IoT.  We’ll let you know when we have more to share.

Thank you,
The Microsoft IoT Team

So I guess we'll see...

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