“Windows is also working on a system called Visual Studio that is aimed at simplifying connections to Azure IoT Hub services…”
Fresh off its //Build 2016 developer conference, Microsoft’s Windows team are discussing how they are working to shape the Internet of Things.
One key concept is Windows’ remote display technology, which allows displays to be added to devices that don’t feature them. Moreover, the technology runs on the Universal Windows Platform, allowing developers to integrate it using a wide range of supported code languages.
That universal approach is also being taken to connectivity standards. Windows 10 will support devices based on the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn software, and according to a new post on the Windows Apps Team’s blog, Windows 10 devices “can serve as the central connection point for all of your things, no matter what the ecosystem”. Windows is also working on a system called Visual Studio that is aimed at simplifying connections to Azure IoT Hub services, and that will introduce an authentication mechanism that should help to improve Windows 10 IoT devices security.
With these developments and more, Microsoft’s Windows team is clearly working hard to commercialize Windows 10 for the IoT – an effort that could lead to big payoffs as the IoT starts to blossom.