Microsoft, Raspberry Pi want you to launch Pi 3-based IoT, smart-home businesses – Computerworld

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Microsoft and Raspberry Pi want people to build businesses and start Kickstarter campaigns around devices making use of the new Raspberry Pi 3 computer.

The companies are teaming up to provide an entire package needed to build Internet of Things and smart devices, including hardware, OS and cloud services. The goal is to help Raspberry Pi 3 users take their envisioned devices from concepts to the end market.

Microsoft is previewing a new edition of its Windows 10 IoT Core operating system for the Raspberry Pi 3. With the OS update, Microsoft is making it easier to customize the OS to a specific device made using Pi 3.

Microsoft will also certify devices built around Raspberry Pi 3 to work with its Azure cloud services, the company said this week.

Microsoft, Raspberry Pi want you to launch Pi 3-based IoT, smart-home businesses – Computerworld