.Where to start

Setup your device to run Windows 10 Iot Core Starting with the Raspberry Pi: https://iot-developer.net/windows-iot/hardware/raspberry-pi/creating-image-for-for-a-raspberry-pi Create A New Project https://iot-developer.net/windows-iot/uwp-programming-in-c/projects-general/creating-a-new-project

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Provisioning Packages

A Provisioning package allows you to apply settings over an existing standard Windows IoT install.  For instance you can use one to add certificates, set update times etc. Resources https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/docs/management All the items you can manage via a provisioning package https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/hardware/commercialize/customize/mdm/configuration-service-provider-reference Creating a Provisioning Package “Windows Image Configuration and Designer” is included as part of […]

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Windows IoT Core Pro

Features of Pro Provides the capability to control and schedule the windows update.  This enables the policies related to Update such as Update/AllowAutoUpdate, Update/ScheduledInstallDay, Update/ScheduledInstallTime, Update/UpdateServiceUrl. Preinstall and servicing (updating) of store signed apps. Requirments of Pro You must be and OEM. If you are developer wishing, for instance, to preinstall apps for IoT you must […]

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Commercialization

Windows 10 IoT Core Commercialization Signing Up https://www.windowsforiotdevices.com/ IoT Core manufacturing guide https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/iot/iot-core-manufacturing-guide

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Headed vs Headless mode

Windows 10 IoT Core can be configured for either headed or headless mode. Headed mode A UI is provided. A single UI app will be launched at system boot and there can additionally be 0 or more “Background Apps” (StartupTasks). Headless mode There is no UI. The UI stack is disabled and UI apps will not […]

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Cost

Non commercial use Free Commercial Use Appears to be free too, but with some conditions on requirring you to identify your OS images with BIOS data and ensure OS updating can happen.  See the Commerical Terms of Use from Microsoft.  Here's the clause that states its free (updated 2016-11): License Grant Subject to the requirements […]

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Programming Apps

Apps can be developed using Visual Studio 2015 (Community edition can be downloaded for free). Apps can be written using languages such as C# or Visual Basic with XAML, JavaScript with HTML, or C++ with DirectX and/or Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)  

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