I new preview Windows 10 IoT Core preview Build has been released yesterday :
For more information see also this blogpost Windows 10 IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi 3
The main change of course is the Raspberry Pi 3 Support,
The big news for the Raspberry Pi 3 , is the now build in support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Not reason enough to exchange my RPi2s while I have the USB Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters already. But great if you get started as it saves the expense of USB Wi-Fi and Bluetooth dongle !, and 2 extra USB ports free, not to mention that you are sure that they are supported !!.
So surely a huge benefit when you need a new Raspberry !!
And of course this update brings support for that, for us Raspberry Pi 2 Users that brings the benefit of broader Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
For example this means the Official Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi dongle is now also supported.
The other “Biggie” is the new UART support that is added !!, but more about that in a later post.
Regretfully the Raspberry Display support (SPI) is not added yet, for more information see the Release Notes
as I have all compatible USB devices now and do not need a new Raspberry shortly (I think / hope 😉 ) especially the UART support is interesting.
But still a very nice update both on Raspberry as in W10 IoT side, so although you need to join the insider program to get it, if you’re not already, well worth it.
(So I’m off getting the MicroSDs reachable again to Flash them again anyway (See former post), but hey it is worth it this time 😉