Microsoft has raised a curtain on its Windows Server IoT 2019 platform, helping organizations manage more complex IoT solutions. This release provides more storage, computing power, and connectivity with plenty of interesting features.
Being able to manage and run sophisticated workloads is a big part of Windows Server IoT 2019. Functional across cloud or on premises, the platform also provides leading security features.
In an announcement today, Microsoft also announced increased chip support for Windows 10 IoT. The company says IoT Core now supports the i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Mini applications processors. Furthermore, Windows 10 IoT enterprise now supports Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Microsoft to bring Azure IoT Edge to our high-performance, multicore i.MX 8M applications processors platform,” says Geoff Lees, senior vice president of microcontrollers at NXP.
“With this addition, NXP customers will have access to industry-leading edge computing solutions, from i.MX 6 to i.MX 7 and i.MX 8/8M across Windows 10 IoT Core and Linux operating systems, for advanced industrial and IoT applications, harnessing the full power of Azure in their intelligent edge products.”
“The combination of Qualcomm Technologies' cutting-edge platforms and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise can enable always-connected, always-on intelligent edge devices to help companies of all sizes and industries deliver on the promise of IoT. We're excited to support the work of companies like USI, with its SOM 850, and Thundercomm, with its TurboX AI Kit, as they bring their products to commercialization,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Windows Server IoT 2019
Microsoft says the new platform has full binary compatibility with Windows Server 2019. Hardware manufacturers can leverage the solution to help create server-class IoT devices with high-grade compute and storage capabilities.