Microsoft is making some substantial changes to its Windows for IoT platform in the next few months. The company is going to be converging Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise in 2021 and reducing the size of that combined release substantially.
Microsoft is promising the Windows for IoT platform will get a bunch of new features and updates in the coming year. Among these: Silicon support expansion; reduction of up to 40 percent in the size of the OS itself; and over-the-air updates. Users also will get the ability to run Linux workloads via Linux Containers with Azure IoT Edge on Windows. Officials said these updates will be available in preview “soon” and widely available in 2021.
The next long-term supported release of Windows will converge Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. The combined version will be known as Windows 10 IoT