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Today Microsoft comes with Windows Server IoT 2019. The software, as the name implies, has been developed specifically for the Internet of Things (IoT). Small devices with little computing power are therefore able to handle it well.

Microsoft describes Windows Server IoT 2019 as the binary equivalent of Windows Server 2019. This in turn is a Windows version that is suitable for servers in data centres. But this lighter version of the operating system has been optimized for IoT equipment. Microsoft only offers the service to hardware makers. They can count on five years of regular support and, if they pay for it, five more years of additional support.

Analyses and insights

According to Microsoft, Windows Server IoT 2019 is very suitable for companies that want to develop gateways that connect to dozens of sensors. Thanks to this software, these gateways can easily send data to the Azure cloud. There they get real-time analyses and insights.

Another new feature is the Robot Operating Systems app, which brings intelligence to industrial robotics applications. In essence, this is a set of tools that enable users to build complex robots using Visual Studio and various AI and cloud services. In addition, Microsoft is releasing a new IoT Device Agent, which should enable people to configure, monitor and manage their devices from the Azure Dashboard.

Windows 10 IoT Core

Not only will Microsoft release the new Windows Server IoT 2019, but a public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core has also been released. This preview is linked to various Azure services and runs on the i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Mini processors from the Dutch chip manufacturer NXP. Microsoft states that these processors enable secure and optimized devices for the intelligent edge. Developers have the choice between using Linux or Windows IoT.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.