I recently got a web cam device and when I read the instructions to “place the phone near the camera so that it can listen to the camera” I thought I was dealing with an epic example of mistranslated text.

However, shortly after hearing a series of chirps and beeps reminiscent of R2-D2, the camera was configured.

Well, it turns out that there’s an SDK for that and it works with Azure.

Chirp (https://chirp.io) created enterprise-ready, cross platform SDKs for transmitting data over sound and the Azure IoT team collaborated with Chirp to implement a nice and easy way to setup an MXChip devkit and connect it to Azure IoT Central using just sound.

Collected and predicted data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge about the farm, can help increase farm productivity and reduce costs. Microsoft already enabled precision farming through FarmBeats and partnerships with solution integrators leveraging the Azure IoT platform and solutions.
Here is an introduction to the upcoming Microsoft’s IoT In Action Agriculture Webinar.
Tune in to watch the webinar live on August 23, 2018 10:00a.m. PST / 11:00a.m. CET / 1:00p.m. SGT

Jean-Sébastien Brunner joins Lara Rubbelke to discuss new features that enable you to implement the intelligent cloud, intelligent edge vision for streaming analytics: Stream Analytics running real-time analytics with custom code on IoT Edge. We also discuss substreams, which is a new time management feature for independently processing the timeline of each device (very useful for an IoT scenario), and the recently announced Session Window.

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Nicole Berdy joins Olivier on the IoT Show to demonstrate how the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service can be used to implement zero-touch provisioning of (a lot of) IoT devices.

Learn more on Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service: https://aka.ms/iotschool/dps

 

Device Management is complex, especially so for Internet of Things solutions considering the variety and heterogenous nature of IoT devices. Building on top of Device Twins and Device Direct Methods primitives, the new Automatic Device Configuration feature of IoT Hub paves the way toward a simple way to configure IoT devices at scale from the comfort of Azure. Chris Green, PM in the Azure IoT team shows us the new feature recently announced.

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What is the Internet of Things and what is Microsoft doing about it?

These are high level questions we have not addressed thoroughly yet on the IoT Show. Tom Davis, PM lead in the IoT Business Acceleration team, joins us for a whiteboard session to literally draw us the big picture.

There is a team within Azure working closely with customers on special projects, integrating latest Azure technologies.

In this episode of the IoT Show, come and see there secret lab just before Build to get a sneak peak at some of the demos they were preparing for the event. Drones, Azure IoT, Machine Learning on the edge and lots of fun!