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Microsoft launches IoT Central to Simplify Internet of Things Management

Microsoft launches IoT Central to Simplify Internet of Things Management

Microsoft is pairing the Internet of Things (IoT) and SaaS to make it easier for companies to support connected devices as a service.

This isn't the first foray into the IoT for Redmond, Wash. -based Microsoft.

Microsoft IoT Central is a new managed software as a service (SaaS) solution, that could help eliminate some of the complexity in enterprise IoT deployments. The service provides the cloud connections necessary, through Microsoft's Azure cloud, to connect the devices.

The focus of IoT Central is on app development.

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"Yet while IoT brings a new set of benefits for companies that want to keep an edge on their competition, it brings challenges too - IoT solutions can still be complex, and a shortage of skills makes it hard for everyone to take advantage of this new innovation".

Microsoft plans to continue investing in and developing the suite. The following technologies and programs will add to the Microsoft IoT portfolio.

Azure Time Series Insights enables you to ingest 100's of millions of sensor events per day, and makes new data available to query for insights within 1 minute. The service, now only available in preview, will allow enterprises to interactively visualise and analyse events for trends and anomalies in "near real time".

Microsoft has made a number of announcements to help businesses jump onboard the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon.

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At the moment a number of tech giants, including Google, Cisco, IBM and Microsoft, are slugging it out for dominance, with a number of smaller, agile vendors fighting for the scraps.

Microsoft is betting heavily on the Internet of Things.

To improve industrial IoT, Microsoft also announced a new feature called Connected Factory for the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.

Microsoft IoT Central is built upon the companies proven cloud service Microsoft Azure and compliments their existing Azure IoT Suite to enhance the control and customization options of the services.

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Whether all this is enough to give Microsoft the edge it is looking for remains to be seen, but it does give it a significant presence. "In addition, it enables customers to securely browse and configure factory devices from the cloud", Geroge wrote.


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