Microsoft ‘IoT’ Internet of Things Developer Program



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.

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.

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