Windows 10 Fall Creators Update wasn’t just about the PCs and the Consoles. Today Microsoft has shared a list of new IoT features that come along with the latest update to the OS. Microsoft has plans to bring Home Smart integration with Cortana, and it’s now available in 7 different languages. One of the highlighted improvement is for UWP and WIN32 Apps which has improved Assigned Access support, & UI customizations.
Here is the list of features:
- Richer .NET API surface for UWP apps: The set of managed types that can be used to build Universal Windows Platform apps using C# or Visual Basic has been augmented with thousands of additional APIs to make it compliant with .NET Standard 2.0.
- Improved ink support on Windows 10 IoT Core that will allow developers to utilize DirectInk APIs for a highlighter, pencil, and vector-based ink. They have also added XAML ink controls for UWP, including InkCanvas and InkToolbar, which enable stencils like rulers and protractors. Multi-modal interactions such as simultaneous pen and touch are also now supported on compatible hardware.
- They have expanded Assigned Access support to allow running multiple UWP and Win32 apps in a locked-down experience that can be configured from the cloud.
- They have updated language capabilities on Windows 10 IoT Core to support the following languages: Chinese (Simplified, China), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French (France), French (Canada), Spanish (Spain, International Sort), Spanish (Mexico).
- Enabled Emergency Management Services on Windows 10 IoT Core which provides an alternate communication channel to a device for performing low-level hardware checks and basic troubleshooting tasks without relying on the operating system.
- Many IoT devices interact with other hardware devices or the physical world via standard buses like GPIO, I2C, SPI, and UART. They have enabled user mode bus access on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise through the Windows.Devices APIs, just like on Windows 10 IoT Core.
- Extended support for controlling customer facing 2×20 line displays by enabling customization of the cursor style, brightness, blink rate, and character sets. We’ve also added support for custom glyphs, transaction descriptors, and marquee mode for scrolling text.
- The new Device Management (DM) client connects to Azure IoT Hub to provide a cloud-based device management solution. The DM client leverages the Configuration Service Provider (CSP) infrastructure in Windows used by other device management solutions, so now you can manage that same rich set of policies from the cloud.
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