There has been a declaration by Microsoft for Windows 10 IoT Core Services. It has also been assured that it will be receiving updates for at least upcoming decade. Microsoft is looking forward to a new release every two to three years, each of which carries with it an assurance of support for ten more years.
As is very important for any Internet of Things project, which carries large level development with deployment activity, these constant updates assure that the system will not become outdated soon and will not need major downtimes or replacements.
Current suite of IoT Core from Microsoft will carry on to be free in the form of a six-monthly offering. On the other hand, IoT Core Services is a premium option, which serves as a long-term medium for servicing, working in association with other services. A major service among these is an access to the Device Update Center, which offers and overall view of the devices associated and an option to set up updates. These updates are served by the same Content Delivery Network as Windows Update.
Device Health Attestation service is used to rate the safety of the devices, which is then associated with Azure IoT Device Management in order to received recommendations regarding solutions.
There are a lot of forecasts being made by experts regarding the future online presence of IoT gadgets, but most of the experts concur that they are going to be highly popular in the time to come. It is being anticipated by Gartner, which is a trust-worthy source, that there will be a total of approximately 20 billion devices connected with each other by 2020.
Currently, IoT Core Services have been released on a limited basis, which will be followed up with a wider preview in July. It will available to customers towards the end of the year.