"Any advice from people out there? Do you know of something that works – reliably – for Windows 8?"
Junk it and go back to W7 :-)
Or do as I do, never use a Windows OS till it's at least 2 generations out of date. I'm still on XP (which causes Max to poke fun at ME.... :-)
O Brian ... it seems like only yesterday that I was reading your blog singing the praises of Windows 8 and poking fun at those of us who had said otherwise ( http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/maxs-cool-beans-blog/4402814/Don-t-talk-to-me-about-Windows-8- )
Not that I'm gloating ... I hope you get up and running again ASAP -- Max
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.