Microsoft Embraces Makers With Arduino, Raspberry Pi Partnerships

Makers, Microsoft wants you to know it has your back. At its Build 2015 conference, the company showed off its commitments to independent developers — called Makers — including those that use development- and DIY-centric systems, such as Arduino, Rasperry Pi 2, Intel's Minnowboard Max and Hackster IO.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that users can download the Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview , which has support for Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max.
Windows 10 IoT Core is for low-cost, small-footprint devices, and it's free for Makers and commercial device builders.