Try Azure IoT with an online Raspberry Pi simulator

Have you ever want to try IoT development but no device at hand? From a recent survey, more than 70% developers who comes to learn Azure IoT don’t have a physical device so that they can not go on from the beginning. But now it is not a big problem any more. With Azure IoT…

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Debug your Arduino code with Visual Studio Code

Debugging Arduino application is a challenging task as the debugging feature has not been officially supported in Arduino IDE. Many modern IDEs have debug support that developers are used to, using Breakpoints, Steps, Call Stack, Watch, Local/Global Variables, etc. Arduino developers often have to explore many alternative methods and tools to debug Arduino code. If the board…

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Get Started with Azure IoT today

At //Build 2017, Microsoft Azure made several announcements related to get started development experience with Azure IoT. Based on customers’ feedback, most of the developers are focusing on the device-cloud connectivity. Today, you can find more uniformed tutorials about how to connect your devices to Azure IoT and other Azure cloud services. By getting started with…

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MXChip IoT Developer Kit debut at //build 2017

Last week, we participated in Microsoft’s annual developer conference //build 2017. We were super excited to present our first preview version of the MXChip IoT Developer Kit, an Arduino compatible board with rich peripherals that uses Visual Studio Code for development. Our goal was to demonstrate the ease of developing IoT apps by leveraging the…

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Understand Different Connection Strings in Azure IoT Hub

This post first explains the different connection strings in Azure IoT Hub, then gives a simple IoT Hub solution Integrate Azure Functions with Azure IoT Hub using all three connection strings. Connection Strings There’re three types of connection strings in Azure IoT Hub: IoT Hub connection string IoT Hub’s Event Hub-compatible connection string IoT Hub…


Now, Write Arduino Program in Visual Studio Code

Recently, we released Arduino Extension for Visual Studio Code. It brings modern code editing experience to the beloved Arduino platform. Here’s what’s inside: IntelliSense and syntax highlighting for Arduino sketches Verify and upload your sketches in Visual Studio Code Built-in board and library manager Built-in example list Built-in serial monitor Snippets for sketches Automatic Arduino…

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Scenario-based tutorials to learn IoT development with Azure and Azure IoT Hub

Have you ever considered connecting your IoT device to the cloud? Or did you want to build a small IoT solution with your devices and sensors? Now Azure IoT provides you a series of scenario-based tutorials that can help jump start your IoT journey with Azure and Azure IoT Hub.   As a Program Manager…

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A “Happy Path” to learn IoT development on Azure

Learning how to develop an IoT (Internet of Things) application on Azure has never been easier! It is no longer a painful journey!   There is a “Happy Path“ that, without requiring the developer to be well trained on both device and cloud ends, and anywhere in between, by following a few well-crafted tutorials, using some…

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