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Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am
by bitbank
Microsoft is in the process of liquidating their RPI 3B and 16GB sd card kits for $14 on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3 ... 3079338451

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware

Anyone found some other source to clarify?

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
by W. H. Heydt
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 am
by Imperf3kt
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Not to mention the NOOBS formatted SD card.
Clearly either a reseller who doesn't know the Pi isn't a Microsoft product, or an attempted plug.

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am
by fruitoftheloom
bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am
Microsoft is in the process of liquidating their RPI 3B and 16GB sd card kits for $14 on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3 ... 3079338451

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware

Anyone found some other source to clarify?

NoobS has not been offered by MS for ages, just old stock afaiaa.......

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:21 am
by DougieLawson
bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:05 am

This could indicate 2 things:

1) They're clearing stock for the 3B+
2) They're abandoning Windows IoT Core on the RPI hardware
#1 is most likely. Or they've remembered they're a software company and don't want to be a hardware reseller.

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 am
by Paul Webster
Now shows as 502 sold and none remaining

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 pm
by bitbank
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Follow the link and you'll see MS is the seller

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm
by Imperf3kt
bitbank wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:07 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 am
It seems unlikely that a company the size of MS would use eBay to get rid of surplus equipment.
Follow the link and you'll see MS is the seller
You don't think, maybe, someone who isn't microsoft, used that word?

Chinese people have a bad habit of doing this - they choose screen names by copy / pasting random text. Usually because the form requires latin input and they only can type in Chinese

Re: Win IoT Core on RPI being abandoned?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:27 pm
by DirkS
Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Chinese people have a bad habit of doing this - they choose screen names by copy / pasting random text. Usually because the form requires latin input and they only can type in Chinese
I don't think they would get away with https://www.ebay.com/usr/microsoft
And then there is https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2013/1 ... bay-opens/