The tech giant Microsoft has released a new Windows-based Internet of Things (IoT) service along with conference room displays ideal for boardrooms. Called Windows 10 IoT Core Services, the new service will enable partners to commercialize secure connected services. The paid service of it will accompany the existing free Windows 10 IoT Core Operating System (OS). It will help make it easier to manage updates for the Operating System, apps, settings, and OEM-specific files. It includes Device Health Attestation and is backed with 10 years of support.
Along with this, the company has also launched a new line of conference room displays in partnership with a few device –makers. Called as Windows Collaboration Displays, these devices allow users to experience Microsoft 365 Collaboration tools like Office, Teams, and Whiteboard at room scale. They include built-in sensors that can connect to Azure IoT spatial intelligence capabilities. The technology will allow facility managers to use environmental data to make real-time decisions.
Microsoft has also launched a new Intelligent Edge hardware partner programme under which the company is going to build a community that will look to accelerate innovation. It will help partners connect with one another to identify opportunities to collaborate on technology innovations and achieve shared business goals.