Microsoft has already launched several initiatives to reach the maker movement and app developers with .NET Gadgeteer supported by platform like Bambino 200, as well as Intel Shark Cove development board for Windows development. The company has now launched a website called windowsondevices.com where they currently have a signup page for developers to send a kit based on Intel Galileo, an Arduino compatible board powered by Intel Quark processor.
Apparently they’ll send the kit to selected candidate whether “you are an experienced Windows developer looking to jump into the Internet of Things or you are new to Windows development and want to build the next big thing”.
Thank you for signing up for the Windows Developer Program for IoT. We’ll let you know when your kit has shipped.
Microsoft IoT Team.
So I’m not sure there’s even a thorough selection process…
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
36 Replies to “Microsoft is Giving Away Intel Galileo Arduino Compatible Boards to Developers”
Thanks for the headsup, I’ve registered too.
It pays to read your blog regularly. 🙂
It’s cheaper to give them away than to bury them in the desert like the ET Atari games
I have nearly finished the port for openwrt, but I think anything linux related is not interesting for Microsoft.
In any case, Intel boards are way too expensive compared to ARM/MIPS ones.
Don’t they know free hardware is Communist?
onebir, you are saying this as if it is something bad.
It certainly is for Microsoft.
registered, but not received any email. Shall I wait for days?
Same, I tried 3 different email addresses, but never received any emails.
I’ve read on some other websites, that gmail / hotmail / yahoo email addresses may not work.
Another rumor I’ve read is that if a site brings too many entries, it may be blacklisted, so instead of clicking on the link, you may want to copy / paste it.
Registered, received 2nd mail informing me that they will let me know when my kit is shipped 🙂
And true, first time when I tried with my gmaill address, I didn’t get first mail either.
Galileo C++ SDK 1.0.0:
Gmail and iCloud didn’t work for me, but Outlook.com did.
True, I tried your suggestions and received the 2nd mail saying that they will inform me when the chip is shipped.
thanks for your valuable info ;=)
Registered got the first email, how long did you have to wait for the second
“Thank you for signing up for the Windows Developer Program for IoT. We’ll let you know when we have more to share.”
🙁 They are all gone for now… wonder how many they gave away…
I got the email “we’ll let you know when your kit has shipped”
any ideas on how long that will be. its already been a week and a half.
I am afraid my wallet will be raped by the Brazilian Customs…
It was a useless campaign, didn’t matter what “proper” non-free email I used there was no response. Perhaps it was an IQ test, those that used their junkmail outlook.com addresses succeeded but those that used real non microsoft fanboy addresses missed out!
Just wait and see…. domain is registered to Microsoft Corporation, so should be legit. If they do nothing with that, we can press charges against them for collecting personal information for commercial use 🙂
Well it looks like it shipped for me:
Congratulations Carlos Vargas!
We are pleased to share that your Windows Developer Program for IoT Kit has been shipped. Here are the details:
Ship Via: Fedex
Please visit WindowsOnDevices.com to get started and connect your kit.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll make!
The Microsoft IoT Team
@Carlos when did you order this board (time + date)?
Instructions to install Windows on Galileo -> http://ms-iot.github.io/content/IBoughtAGalileo.htm
Anyone of you can get the board finally?
Not me!! 🙂
And I thought I had a very interesting proposal of use !!
I got a confirmation mail that the board has been shipped!!!
Oh, I think I am not the lucky one then.
Just wait for few days. One of my friend got confirmation mail almost a month back!!!
I received the kit today. Along with the board, a usb to ethernet converter, a 16gb uSD card, a LED was also included!!!
Congratulations, it’s great to hear that, you can start your prototyping….
PS. No news for me still 🙁
I am informed that all the boards are shipped, if we cannot get the tracking number, that means we would not get the board. 🙁
Got the same message as you.