Category: Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Ignite 2016 Session: Learn about Microsoft IoT Vision

The Learn about Microsoft IoT Vision session from the Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference gives some really good overview of what Microsoft’s vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is, as well as answering some questions about “What?” and “Why?” around IoT.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here today in the devices, sensors, cloud services, and data your business uses. Microsoft delivers a flexible cloud-based approach that enables enterprises to capitalize on IoT by gathering, storing, and processing data centrally. When centrally connecting distributed LoB assets, the edge of an enterprise’s infrastructure can be redefined, and the breadth of the Microsoft data platform can be harnessed. Learn about Microsoft’s position on IoT, and the technology and services being delivered from Microsoft to help you create the Internet of Your Things.

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About the Speaker

Arjmand Samuel is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, working in the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things team. In his current role, Arjmand is involved in the design and development of Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, a cloud-based offering with preconfigured solutions that address common Internet of Things scenarios. In his previous role, Arjmand led external academic collaborations around devices and services research for Microsoft Research, where he developed programs and research initiatives to harness the power of the Internet of Things. He has published in a variety of publications on topics of security, privacy, location aware access control and innovative use of mobile technology. Arjmand has a bachelor’s degree in avionics engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan; a master’s degree in control engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China; and a PhD in Information Security from Purdue University, USA.

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AT&T IoT Starter Kit with Azure IoT Suite Support

ATT_IOT_ServicesIt seems that pretty much everyone is getting in on the IoT Game these days. There is a plethora of IoT boards, devices, sensors and other accessories on the market. The new AT&T IoT Starter Kit is one of the latest endeavors into IoT and this time from a telecom instead of just yet another manufacturer. This seems to be a play from AT&T to get you to use their cellular service specifically for your next IoT solution. Read More

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Windows 10 IoT Core Compatible Boards

There are many IoT hardware boards on the market today. Windows 10 IoT Core has some very specific hardware requirements, so only a few of the boards available support the the ability to run Windows 10 IoT Core and using Visual Studio 2015 for building Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Apps to run on them. One of these boards, the Raspberry Pi, is very popular, but not all Raspberry Pi boards are compatible. There are a few other IoT boards that are supported as well. This post lists out the IoT boards that are currently supported by Windows 10 IoT Core. Read More

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GrovePi+ Plug-n-Play IoT Platform

GrovePi_Kit_Parts_3Traditionally building Internet of Things (IoT) devices using a platform such as the Raspberry Pi required you to know a little about electronics. You needed to either solder or use a breadboard to connect sensors or servos or whatever to the Raspberry Pi header / GPIO pins correctly. Plus you needed to know when to use a resistor or other component appropriately. The GrovePi+ from Dexter Industries provides a really easy to use Plug-n-Play platform for building IoT devices such as home automation, monitoring or any other Internet of Things scenario! Read More

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Intel Joule is an IoT Powerhouse

Intel-Joule-570X-ToScaleThe Internet of Things hardware landscape is heating up. There’s tons of devices available with many new devices being released every few months. One of the latest devices in the new Intel Joule. This is an IoT powerhouse with the specs that desktop computers had just a few years ago. The Intel Joule is built to be a high-performance platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), and It packs a quad-core 1.7 Ghz Intel Atom processor (CPU), 4GB RAM, Wifi and Bluetooth, all with additional 4K video support as well! Read More

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Microsoft IoT Grove Kit for Raspberry Pi

MSIoTGroveKitBoxThe IoT hardware landscape is ever changing from the new Raspberry Pi 3 to various Arduino boards. One thing Raspberry Pi has offered that Arduino hasn’t been capable of is to run Windows IoT Core. Now, the add-on device market for Raspberry Pi with Windows IoT Core has remained somewhat limited, as Windows IoT Core is still fairly new. This has meant wiring up servos, sensors and other things has been difficult for the average developer. With the introduction of the new Microsoft IoT Grove Kit you can now easily plugin servos, sensors, etc. with a single plug that really stream lines the prototyping process! Read More

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MkeAzure Slides: Getting Started with IoT using Azure, Windows IoT and Raspberry Pi

On Aug 17, 2016 I gave a “Getting Started with IoT” talk at the Milwaukee Azure group. In my talk I covered the basics of IoT Messaging Architecture and Azure IoT Suite (specifically IoT Hub and Stream Analytics), along with other Azure services such as Service Bus Queus, DocumentDB, and Azure Functions. No, IoT solution is complete with out an actual hardware device, so I showed what’s necessary to get started with Windows IoT development on a Raspberry Pi 2/3 along with an Adafruit BME280 Temp/Humidity/Pressure sensor and an LED wired up to the device. Read More

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Fix Windows IoT Core Raspberry Pi Upside-down Display

Raspberry_Pi_Logo.svgOne of the many new changes with the release of the Windows IoT Core Anniversary Update was the addition of support for the official Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen Display. Support was in the Insider Preview, but now it’s in the official release. However, if you attempt to change Display Orientation from the Windows IoT Core device portal it won’t change. Thankfully I figure out a workaround to get it working and rotate the LCD display orientation! Read More

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Windows IoT Core Anniversary Update and Raspberry Pi 3

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a pretty big update for Windows Desktop, and it’s not any different for Windows IoT Core! It’s been an entire year since the initial release of Windows IoT Core and it’s definitely due for a major update. There are a bunch of really great features including improved performance and official support for the Raspberry Pi 3. There is also the addition of the Windows IoT Remote Client app for desktop or phone. Read More