Not only is this compatible with the previous Raspberry Pi offerings, but it will also run a free version of Windows 10 for makers.
From the page:
For the last six months we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to bring the forthcoming Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2. Microsoft will have much more to share over the coming months. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.
Visit WindowsOnDevices.com today to join the Windows Developer Program for IoT and receive updates as they become available."
You may be interested in knowing that we’re also working with Gus and Gary here on some related things which will be of interest to most people here. The proposal I put into the IoT team last year, after discussion with Gary and Gus, was accepted and we’re now moving forward on it. More on that as it develops over this calendar year. Thanks again to GHI for being a great partner not only for NETMF and Gadgeteer, but also for Windows.
@ Pete Brown - Interesting…didn’t see that one coming, but it makes sense if you think about it.
Just wondering how long it’ll be before the first “NETMF is dead” post from either an ill-informed tech pundit or panicked developer.
That said, I really hope that Microsoft is working on clear messaging in terms of where Windows 10 for devices fits, and where NETMF fits. Good, clear communication will go a long way to forestall potential complaints ahead of time.
NETMF [em]may [/em]be pushed to smaller devices, but the code will live! That’s what excites me. Carefully crafted NETMF programs will port to Windows 10 in a matter of days, and, actually, with some hardware abstraction, could continue to run on both platforms. This is not a even a dream. I write cross-platform code already, because testing it is sooo much easier on a big PC. Once it’s working, I move it to production system, running on G400.
Gadgeteer would survive such a transition easily, too, and without major changes at the frontend.