I found this PowerPoint slide from the Microsoft build site:
The session on Internet of Things which these slides are from starts in about 30 minutes, right now (about 00:30 UK time) the live stream just finished showing a .NET 2015 session (Jay Schmelzer did briefly mention Rapsberry Pi and Xbox One as platforms where .net apps could run) There's also this session which starts at 03:30 UK time "Windows for Makers: Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino and More" http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2 ... tedsession
. Hopefully they would make "Windows 10 IoT Core" preview download available shortly after that session ends... I need to go to bed now but I'll check this again when I get to work tomorrow!
I assume this means that a Raspberry Pi running Win10 IoT Core would be a very stripped down version of Windows which only has one Universal App deployed to it? "No shell or MS apps" is interesting - maybe this just means there will be no start screen, control panel etc (of course no desktop) but there would still be a graphical interface of some sort? By which I mean, keyboard, mouse, accelerated graphics, enough to be able to use a graphical Universal App.
About licensing... I suspect it would not be allowed for someone to build and redistribute an SD card image of the preview or release versions of Win10 IoT Core for free on the internet. Obviously companies who are building products using a Raspberry Pi would license Win10 from Microsoft. For people who just want to play with it at home "for evaluation purposes" and so on, I'm sure there will continue to be free evaluation versions of Visual Studio with everything needed to build their own Win10 IoT Core image for the Raspberry Pi - the same like VS2008 and Windows Embedded Compact 7 are available.
I'll post more when I know more - what do you think?