Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced the retail availability of their new board, the Raspberry Pi 2. To coincide with this, Microsoft is announcing that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2 and it will be free for the Maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year. Microsoft is bringing their leading development tools, services, and ecosystem to the Raspberry Pi community for free through our Windows Developer Program for IoT.
Already, Microsoft has been embracing the Maker movement by creating the Windows Developer Program for IoT and delivering Windows for the Intel Galileo board.
Raspberry Pi has quickly become one of the Maker community’s favorite platforms because their highly-capable, low-cost boards and compute modules enable developers to bring their vison to life. Raspberry Pi 2 is a surprisingly powerful device that opens up the world of computing and programing to a huge range of people and skill levels.
We are excited about our work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and to share that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2. We will be sharing more details about our Windows 10 plans for IoT in the coming months. I encourage you to register for our developer program on the Windows Developer Program for IoT site to get the latest information on our Maker efforts.