Windows for IoT
Build intelligent edge solutions with developer tools, long-term support, and enterprise-grade security.
Build intelligent IoT devices
The same graphics and media foundation that drives Xbox and Windows gaming to create rich and engaging user experiences
Powerful and familiar development tools to build and manage Windows for IoT devices
Ten years of lifecycle support to reduce device recertification, improve device viability, and diminish security risk
Open cloud protocol support and an out-of-box experience that brings Azure intelligence to Windows for IoT
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Trust your operating system
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Build intelligent IoT solutions using Azure IoT
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Build on a secure foundation
Trust your operating system
- Trusted as the OS on over 1 billion devices.
- Protect your devices with the enterprise-grade security built into Windows for IoT.
- Help protect data using the latest Microsoft security technology from the device to the cloud.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than USD$1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Windows for IoT pricing
Windows for IoT is sold exclusively through Microsoft partners.
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"The platform is able to personalize that interaction—like a retailer's handshake with their customer—which they haven't had before."
Scott Negley, Director of Dispenser Products, Dover Fueling Solutions
Shortening the loan process
"Because IoT-PREDICT is built on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, it's very easy for customers to deploy."
John Savage, Co-founder and CTO, ActionPoint
Pairing talent and tasks automatically
"As we expand the Seeker, device compatibility in the Windows ecosystem expands too; it's just not a problem."
Bhargav V. Maganti, Cofounder, Monarc
Windows for IoT resources and documentation
Frequently asked questions about Windows for IoT
Talk to your Microsoft partner about your options for moving to Windows for IoT. Note that support ends at different times for various Windows Embedded 7 editions. Search the product and services lifecycle information page for details about your specific product.
Windows Server IoT is a full version of Windows Server that delivers enterprise manageability and security to IoT solutions. Windows Server IoT shares all the benefits of the worldwide Windows ecosystem. It's a binary equivalent to Windows Server, which makes it easy to use the same development and management tools that you use on your general-purpose servers. Windows Server IoT is licensed only through the OEM channel under special dedicated use rights. Learn more.
Windows for IoT provides a best-in-class solution for devices with MPU-class processing power or rich user experiences. Azure Sphere complements this solution by fortifying IoT devices with Microsoft security innovations and expertise in hardware, software, and the cloud.