Microsoft launches Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 2

Microsoft has announced that it has released a Windows 10 preview for the Raspberry Pi 2 low-cost computer.

The Windows 10 IoT Core Insider developer preview is designed to get the new version of Windows up and running on smaller devices, and now Microsoft has confirmed that one of the most recent and popular is on board.

“This release of Windows 10 will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT,” announced Microsoft on its Windows Dev Center blog.

Microsoft admits that this version of Windows 10 is still far from a finished product, but is actively seeking feedback from the Maker community to help steer things towards a full release.

The Raspberry Pi 2 was launched the beginning of February as souped up replacement for the massively popular original. It’s broadly similar to the first Raspberry Pi 2, only with a much improved Broadcom BCM2836 900MHz quad-core processor and double the RAM.

Read More: Raspberry Pi 2 vs Raspberry Pi – What’s changed?

As for Microsoft, it’s been busy just recently with its Build conference, where it announced its Continuum feature for Windows phones, revealed the new name for is Internet Explorer replacement (Microsoft Edge), and provided more details on the marvellous-looking HoloLens AR headset.

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The main thrust for Microsoft, though, is bringing devices of all shapes and sizes together under Windows 10 – and this latest low-key announcement is a great example of that.