Windows For IoT
This year I was pleased to be speaker at Mobile Camp 2015 organized by Microsoft in Naples; this year the event was focused on Windows 10 and all the awesome news from Build 2015.
As Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded & IoT, my session was on Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT Core as embedded system and its connection to the Azure Event Hubs.
The simple demo showed the Raspberry Pi 2 sent temperature data (from an I2C temperature sensor) to the Event Hubs using my Azure SB Lite library (based on AMQP protocol).
You can find all the material on SlideShare (slide) and GitHub (demo source code).
Few days ago Microsoft was included in the ranking of the 10 most innovative companies of 2015 as part of the Internet of Things and this result can not be absolutely considered a case. Most likely, the main reasons that have enabled Microsoft to achieve this great result are two :
The announcement of an operating system like Windows 10 that is able to run on any kind of device, from embedded systems, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and finally to the PC;
The wide Microsoft Azure cloud services offer through which you can "accommodate" and analyze in real time the huge amount of data from the "things";
The Microsoft offer for the Internet of Things covers everything from embedded device (the "T") to the Cloud (the "I") failing to provide a solution under one "hat".
What are the available technologies ? How can we really "bring" our "things" in the Cloud and make them an integral part of the Internet of "Your" Things as it was renamed by Microsoft ...
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Did you join the Windows Developer Program for IoT and now you are waiting for the board or have ordered an Intel Galileo (Gen2) on which you will load the Windows image made available on the official website ? Are you waiting for the board but you are curious to know what are the components included in the Windows for IoT ?
There is a solution !
One of the main features of an “object” in the Internet of Things world is its ability to exchange messages, sending data or receiving commands, as effectively and efficiently as possible. There are several standard protocols for this purpose but one of my favorites is MQTT.
Yesterday, I got my kit with the Intel Galileo board with "Windows for IoT" and of course, as a child who has a new toy in his hands, I started to play !
The easiest thing is to follow the online documentation, accessible from the official Windows On Devices website, which describes step by step how to be "up and running" in a few minutes. My desire to do drove me to make a "mistake" that didn’t allow me to finish the procedure correctly. What happened ?
After turning on the Galileo, connecting it to the PC and browsing through the folders (both with a telnet session as "network shared"), I decided to develop the first example for the blinking LED. I opened Visual Studio 2013, selected the C++ project template for Windows for IoT, and finallty started the build without any changes but .... here was the error !
Arduino.h file not found ? How it is possible ? Isn’t it installed with the SDK that we have to download from the Microsoft Connect site ? No, it isn&rsqu ...
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