Get Started with Windows IoT

IoT Device

IoT is a very hot topic right. If you want to dive in and know more about this fascinating topic, you will find bellow a few resources to get started on Windows and Azure IoT.

I’m building a new offering with my team called “IoT Fast Start”, and compiled this set of links that should be useful:


  1. Readiness
    1. Windows IoT : What is Windows IoT Core and Why? :
    2. Must have Twitter accounts  :, &
    3. Examples of project :
  2. Development Environment
    1. Windows 10 Workstation: you could use an Azure VM, available at the following location
    2. Visual Studio Community (or higher) : Integrated Developement Environment free and available for download at
    3. Windows IoT Core Project Templates : The Windows IoT Core Project Templates enables development for Windows IoT Core devices (such as Raspberry Pi 2 & 3, Minnowboard Max, and DragonBoard 410c) using Visual Studio 2015. Download :
    4. Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard:
    5. Azure SDK : To leverage all the Azure IoT Managed services, you will need the azure SDK to integrate them in your application.  Download:
    6. Azure Device Explorer: To easily manage your device :
  3. Pick your hardware
    1. Device Options:
    2. Process and Helper to get started:
    3. Starter Kit : To help you get started, you can just order the following Started Pack for Windows IoT Core (with a RaspBerry Pi3 +  a set of electronic components)
  4. Check the FAQ for
    1. FAQ :
    2. Community & external forum :
    3. Windows IoT Forum :

I hope that will help you to join the fun and enjoy your journey on Windows & Azure IoT.


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