Handy Tool When You Develop With Azure IoT

IoT Application Development is naturally more complicated than regular application development, in that even the simplest E2E IoT application involves a long chain from device layer, to communication layer, then to the cloud and beyond. This makes the development especially the testing and debugging difficult. Even though there are corresponding tools exist at each layer,…

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IoT Developers, Check Out These Development Tools!

Many developers have heard about the buzz: Internet of Things (IoT).  As a standalone IT field, IoT has attracted lots of attentions for its huge potentials. But the ecosystem of IoT is too complicated and fragmented, leaving people easily get lost.   IoT Developers Need Tools In recent years, more and more people realized that…

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Find What You Want to Learn about IoT with Our Extended IoT Scenarios

IoT is deeply connected with many different fields in technology. From big data to machine learning, all of these topics combined together may perhaps overload new IoT developers on where to begin and what projects to start developing. In response, we at the Azure IoT developer division have written many different use-case tutorials for Azure IoT. These…

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Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino is now open sourced!

We are glad to share the news that the Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino has been open sourced on GitHub.com at https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode-arduino! This is a great team effort to provide a good development experience for Arduino developers. Microsoft embraces open source. Thousands of Microsoft engineers use, contribute to, and release open source every day…

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MXChip IoT DevKit board package v1.0.0 is now available

After a month work of stabilizing the code, fixing bugs and adding more samples, we are happy to release the v1.0.0 for our IoT DevKit. You can download the latest package by following the get started guide or from direct link here. And soon we will open source the stacks including firmware, toolchain and all…

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Try Azure IoT with an online Raspberry Pi simulator

Have you ever wanted to try IoT development but had no device at hand? From a recent survey, more than 70% developers who come 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…

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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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