Netduino Plus + Visual Studio 2015 + Windows 10

Just grabbed my old Netduino Plus Gen 1 and wanted to use it but it's quit challenging to find information of how to this in a modern setup.
Installing the .NET Micro Framework SDK v4.2 from the the downloads page does not work because it requires Visual Studio 2010.
After a bit of trial-and-error her is what finally worked for me:

  1. Browse to netduino.com/downloads and download and install in the given order this from the "netduino 3, netduino 2 and go" section:
    1. .NET Micro Framework SDK v4.3
    2. Netduino SDK v4.3.2.1
    3. Netduino Legacy Templates
  2. Run MFDeploy.exe to verify that you can Ping your device and press "Ctrl + Shift + C "to check that you have the latest firmware (v4.2.0.1, upgrade if you don't have it):
     mfdeploy
  3. Run Visual Studio 2015, open the Extension Manager, install ".NET Micro Framework Project System" and restart your IDE.
  4. You should now have the right project templates available and are ready to go:
    vs2015_newproject