Windows Developer Program for IoT

Windows Developer Program for IoT

We're bringing Windows to
a new class of small devices.

What will you make?

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About the Windows Developer Program for IoT

Designed for developers

This is the first in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) programs for the creation of connected devices. This program is tailor-made for both makers and Windows developers entering into the IoT space.

Rapid hardware development

The accessibility of Arduino combined with the connectivity of Windows. Quickly iterate and expand on hardware and software designs using existing shields and sketches.

Windows platform with Visual Studio

Leverage the Windows platform and its diverse hardware ecosystem. Utilize familiar Win32 programming using best in-class development and debugging tools.

Open community

Connect with your fellow developers and share code contributions through GIT. Participate and influence subsequent releases of the SDK.

Start building



Learn how you can make great connected things and contribute back to the community.



Set up your Galileo board and get your project rolling.



Find a sensor, look at samples, or check out the project the community is building.



If you're not already a part of the program, sign up here.

What's new

Dev stories


    Buy a board

    Purchase an Intel Galileo first-generation board.

    Community resources

    Wiring for Windows

    Visit the Github repository for our open source implementation of the Arduino API set on Windows.

    Stack Overflow: Q&A

    Post questions and see responses about this Developer Program on Stack Overflow.

    Wiring API

    Visit to find a description of the elements that constitute the Wiring framework.

    Follow us on Twitter

    Follow the #winbuilder hashtag on Twitter.

    MSDN: forum

    Post questions and see responses about the Developer Program on the MSDN forums.

    IRC channel

    Listen in or contribute to the live community chat.

    Report bugs

    Review or submit bugs for Microsoft and the community at our Microsoft Connect site.

    YouTube channel

    Watch videos of maker events and community projects.

    More about

    .NET Micro Framework

    .NET Micro Framework

    Start developing applications for microcontroller-based devices.

    Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT)

    The Internet of Your Things

    Build intelligent systems to gather, store and analyze your organization’s data.

    Intel Quark and Galileo

    Intel® Quark and Galileo

    Learn about Intel Quark technologies for low-power small devices.

    Maker Faire community

    Maker Faire community

    Join the Maker movement.

    This program is restricted to noncommercial development.