It’s done – Windows 10 IoT Core

Ok, mostly done. The Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max is ready for download in the DevCenter https://dev.windows.com/en-us/iot.

It’s a nice website layout by the way with the welcome text:

“ The Internet of your things

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings together devices, sensors, cloud, data and your imagination.
Build what matters most to you.“

Read more on the Windows blog: http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/08/10/hello-windows-10-iot-core/

OpenStack – private and public cloud under Apache 2.0 license

OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.

Why open matters: All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly believe that an open development model is the only way to foster badly-needed cloud standards, remove the fear of proprietary lock-in for cloud customers, and create a large ecosystem that spans cloud providers.“

http://www.openstack.org/

http://www.openstack.org/software/

Google Apps – Google Voice

“ Google Voice Basics: About Google Voice

Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones — a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers‘ experience, and more.

Google Voice isn’t a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There’s nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don’t have to make or take calls using a computer.

Google Voice will let you define which phones ring, based on who’s calling, and even let you ListenInTM on voicemail before answering the call. We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you’re already on a Google Voice call, we’ll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you’re on.

Note: At this time Google Voice is only available in the U.S.“

http://www.google.com/voice/about

And another great tool right from the cloud. Unfortunately not in Germany yet, but maybe soon. There a so many Apps I even haven’t heard of.

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