The Internet of Things (IoT) segment shows no sign of slowing down. The internet is expected to power 41.6 billion devices including smartphones, smart home devices, and other appliances. The market is growing at an increasing pace. Microsoft’s effort is aimed at capturing a larger slice of the IoT market. The tech firm is adding new capabilities to Azure in order to simplifying the customer journey. In last April, Microsoft had announced a dedicated budget of $5 billion for IoT and intelligent edge.
Streamline IoT central
Microsoft is introducing 11 application templates to its IoT central platform. These templates will help the company in simplifying IoT deployments in industries like retail, healthcare, energy, and government services. In IoT central, users can create custom roles, save and load application states and experiment with improved data export options.
Azure Time Series Insights
The tech firm has announced 5 new preview options for Azure Time Series insights platform. Some of the important additions to the platform include multi-layered storage for fast access, cold storage for historical data, and improved analytics.
Time Series insights also get scale and performance improvements. The seamless integration with Microsoft’s Power BI dashboard makes things simpler for users. The company might explore new hardware options from the acquisition of Express Logic.
Microsoft acknowledges the importance of security when it comes to connected devices. Qualcomm recently announced collaboration with Microsoft to develop mobile hardware for Azure Sphere. As the security becomes a major risk factor, companies are trying to deploy new technologies on their own network. In today’s update, Microsoft has announced availability of Azure Maps location services on Government cloud along with a new message enrichment capability for the Azure IoT hub.