Get Started with Windows 10 IoT Core

Creating your own device is exciting. But at the same time, we understand that it can also be intimidating. If you aren't familiar with Windows 10 IoT Core, we highly recommend that you start out with our Windows 10 IoT Core Quickstarter. On the other hand, if you already have experience with Windows 10 IoT Core, you can start learning about the commercialization process (with more details below).

Have questions along the way? Please work with your Microsoft contact or post questions on our Windows 10 IoT forum.

What is Windows 10 IoT?

Want to learn more about our two offerings, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Windows 10 IoT Core? We've created documentation for you to learn more about what each product has to offer.

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Windows IoT Overview

Compare our two Windows 10 IoT products and see which solution is the right fit for you.

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Overview

Learn more about how to get started with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

Windows 10 IoT Core Overview

Learn more about how to get started with Windows 10 IoT Core.

Build your first Windows 10 IoT device

New to Windows 10 IoT? Get started quickly and easily with our Windows 10 IoT Core Quickstarter.

Bring a device to market

Commercializing, or bringing a device to market, is on a different level from tinkering or prototyping. Commercializing requires a number of steps to ensure that your device - wherever they are in the world - can receive updates, are secure, and are compliant.

Because this is a path that goes beyond educational or personal/non-commercial purposes, we ask that you follow the steps and complete the requirements listed in the documentation below.

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SoCs and Custom Boards

Learn about the different SoCs and SOMs you can work with to build your Windows 10 IoT Core solution.

OEM License Requirements

Sign the OEM license agreement and learn more about other requirements for commercialization.

Commercialization Agreement FAQ

Read some of the frequently-asked questions regarding the Windows 10 IoT Core Commercialization agreement.

Create board supported packages

Learn how to create board supported packages (BSPs) for Windows 10 IoT Core.

Create and install a package

Learn how to create and install packages for your device.

Creating test and retail images

With the Windows 10 IoT Core manufacturing guide, learn how to create test images - great for trying out new ideas and designs - and retail images - for more final device designs.

Installing and servicing apps

Learn how to install and service UWP apps on Windows 10 IoT Core through the Microsoft Store.

Windows 10 IoT Core feature list

Learn about the different test and retail features as defined by Microsoft for your Windows 10 IoT Core images.