Microsoft launches the public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core Services
After the announcement at this year’s Computex conference, Microsoft just released the first public preview version of Windows 10 IoT Core Services. The service aims at users who want to embed Windows 10 IoT in their devices, and Microsoft is committed to providing up to 10 years of update support. Also, the service has device upgrade control and commercial rights to operate the equipment.
Microsoft explained: “Windows 10 IoT Core Services helps our partners monetize their solutions by creating a business model that provides ongoing long-term value. IoT devices are often in service for many years, so device support costs are important considerations that are either included in the initial purchase cost or often paid over time through a service contract. Windows 10 IoT Core Services provides our partners with the ability to distribute maintenance costs over the life of the device while also giving them tools to streamline and reduce maintenance overhead. This service can be purchased up front with a device or through a recurring subscription and provides 10 years of operating system support, including updates for security and reliability..” Unlike the Windows 10 IoT Core, this new product requires a fee, and Microsoft offers three charging methods.
Microsoft concluded: “Microsoft is committed to offerings to help our partners provide compelling solutions and achieve their business goals. Along with our recently announced support for NXP silicon platforms, long-term support, and the Windows AI Platform, Windows 10 IoT Core Services is another step in meeting our partners’ needs.”