Easy as Pi IoT on Windows 10 and Azure IoT Central!

Have you ever tried building an IoT solution on an embedded device like a Raspberry Pi with an ARM processor? What languages did you have to use? What if that device had to send data to the cloud for dashboarding and alerting? How would you build the dashboard and manage alerts for authorized users?


A Workaround to Run Azure IoT Edge on ARM64 Devices

Azure IoT Edge went generally available in June, with official support for AMD64 and ARM32 platforms. Recently, more and more developers from the community requested to run Azure IoT Edge on ARM64 (a.k.a. AArch64) devices such NVIDIA TX2. While the ARM64 support of Azure IoT Edge is still in progress, this post will introduce a workaround. When we talk…


Azure IoT Toolkit: 200K installs, Open Source always on the Way

Really another milestone! We are glad to see that the Azure IoT Toolkit for VS Code has reached 200K installs now, with all 5-star ratings. More and more Azure IoT developers are using Azure IoT Toolkit in their daily work. Azure IoT Toolkit makes it easy to develop, build, deploy and test your Azure IoT…


Azure IOT: IOT Toolkit extension for VS Code

Do you use Microsoft VS code to build applications? Are you a Azure IOT developer? Do you know that using VS code to develop with Azure IOT Hub? Yes, there’s a VS Code extension to develop with Azure IoT Hub. If you didn’t, then dont miss this new episode of the IoT Show. See how…


The number 400

What is significant about the number 400? 400 is 20² 400 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400 400 equals 2⁴ * 5² or ( 2*2*2*2*5*5) 400 is a self-number which are generated by this formula:  You can write 400 like this: four hundred,…

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Azure IoT Toolkit supports IoT Hub Module Management (Module Twin, Module Direct Method, Module CRUD)

Module identity and module twin provides the same capabilities as device identity and device twin but at a finer granularity. This finer granularity enables capable devices, such as operating system based devices or firmware devices managing multiple components, to isolate configuration and conditions for each of those components.  For example, you have a vending machine…


How to Control Downstream Device from IoT Edge

For an IoT Edge device which is deployed in manufacture scenario, it is a common requirement to control the downstream device from a module inside the edge device based on machine’s status. This article is about how to control the downstream device from a module based on the below prototype. Downstream Device Currently, direct method…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Where is the market opportunity for developers of IoT solutions?

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. This weeks content spotlight is Diego Tamburini’s post Where is the market opportunity for developers of IoT solutions?. Diego, Principal Manufacturing Industry Lead – Azure Industry Experiences Team, discusses opportunities for developers arising from IoT. The article…


New! Azure Starter Packs now available

Today, we’re announcing a set of Microsoft Azure and Azure Government Starter Packs for GSA IT Schedule 70 to jumpstart your cloud efforts. Designed to get you up and running quickly with common cloud workloads, starter packs can especially be useful at the end of the fiscal year as you plan your work ahead. Each…