You can now connect existing sensors to Azure with little to no-code using IoT Plug and Play bridge!

For developers who are building IoT solutions with existing hardware attached to a Linux or Windows gateway, the IoT Plug and Play bridge provides you an easy way to connect these devices to IoT Plug and Play compatible services.

Check out the GitHub repo for IoT Plug and Play bridge at https://aka.ms/IoTPlugAndPlayBridge

Building Vision AI applications has never been that simple with Azure IoT Central and IoT Edge.

Today, you can use various technologies to create Video Analytics solutions end to end, but assembling all these technologies from video acquisition, analytics at the edge to managing the cameras and gateways is not trivial.

The Azure IoT Central team just released a new App Template and IoT Edge modules that will help you do all this in a matter a hours.

Check out this demo heavy episode of the IoT Show with Nandakishor Basavanthappa, PM in the Azure IoT Central team.

Learn more reading the bog post at https://aka.ms/iotshow/VisionAIInIoTCentral

Get started today

  • You can use the new Video Analytics for Object & Motion Detection template to build and deploy your live video analytics solution.
  • You can build Video Analytics solution within hours by leveraging Azure IoT Central, Live Video Analytics, and Intel.
  • You can learn more about Live Video Analytics on IoT Edge here and try out some of the other video analytics scenarios via the quickstarts and tutorials here. These show you how you can leverage open source AI models such as those in the Open Model Zoo repository or YOLOv3, or custom models that you have built, to analyze live video.
  • You can learn more about the OpenVINO™ Inference server by Intel® in Azure marketplace and its underlying technologies here. You can access developer kits to learn how to accelerate edge workloads using Intel®-based accelerators CPUs, iGPUs, VPUs and FPGAs. You can select from a wide range of AI Models from Open Model Zoo

There are changes coming to the Azure IoT TLS certificates that may require updates to your IoT device firmware.

In this episode of the IoT show, learn the basics of TLS, the current Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for Azure IoT generally, and IoT Hub and DPS specifically before detailing upcoming immediate changes to this PKI, and the future of PKI for Azure IoT.

Learn more at https://aka.ms/iotshow/iot-ca-updates

The Microsoft Azure channel explains how KPMG Japan uses Azure Arc to build out a seamless data solution.

KPMG Ignition Tokyo, the centerpiece of KPMG Japan’s digital strategy, delivers specialty software solutions to its global clients. With a multi-cloud and hybrid approach, the firm is rolling out its next-generation, AI-based audit software built on Azure, and implementing Azure Arc to deliver seamless solutions for clients across multiple hybrid data estates.

Microsoft Developer is currently live streaming this session on Azure Digital Twins.

In this session we will demonstrate an application that combines 3D models, 2D maps, and reality mesh into a single environment for visualization. Within that environment we will demonstrate a live, real time, seamless visualization of IoT data streams. Next we will walk through the architecture that enables the application. We will show how we have mapped the IoT data to the assets within the digital twin. And we will show how to keep the digital twin in step with engineering changes. This is done by automating the generation of the Digital Twin Description Language (DTDL) .JSON.

Here’s a great session on Azure RTOS

Azure RTOS is a small, fast, reliable, and easy-to-use real-time operating system. In this video introduction, we’ll discuss the major components that make up the Azure RTOS ecosystem: the ThreadX RTOS, NetX TCP/IP stack, FileX embedded file system, GUIX embedded GUI, and USBX embedded USB stack. We’ll also cover some tools to make development easier, such as GUIX Studio (a WYSIWYG GUI designer that auto-generates C code to run on embedded devices) and TraceX (an event trace tool that feels like a software logic analyzer).

Guest Speaker: Scott Larson – Azure IoT Senior Engineer
Deep Dive Host: Pamela Cortez – Azure IoT

Are you a developer implementing, coding or maintaining cloud or edge components of IoT solutions?

Is part of your job to manage devices life cycle – set up, configuration, and maintenance – using cloud services?

Do you design IoT solutions including device topology, connectivity, debugging, and security?

Do you implement solutions to manage, monitor, and transform data related to IoT?

If these job responsibilities sound familiar, I have a great opportunity for you to showcase your skills and be recognized for them: Take AZ-220 exam: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer.

Hear more about the new Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty and resources to learn how to build IoT solutions with Azure IoT. Visit http://aka.ms/azureiotdeveloper to learn more about the Azure IoT Developer Specialty.

Resources

Even as threats to IoT devices increase, very few of them are being designed with security in mind. Azure Sphere introduces a trusted and secure platform to build software upon, combining the security of open source with Microsoft’s Seven Properties of Highly Secured Devices. Let’s walk through our security model and what it takes to keep a system secure for the next decade. Learn more: https://aka.ms/iotshow/defenseindepth

Andon is a methodology originally designed by Toyota in the 80’s to allow responding faster and more efficiently to issues on manufacturing lines.

Skoda is modernizing the methodology to allow operators to respond more quickly to production problems, as well as automatically notify supervisors, leveraging Azure IoT Hub and Office 365.

Stepan Bechynsky joins us on the IoT Show to show how the solution implemented at Skoda works using the “hello world” of IoT demos: a simple button that operators can press to signal problems on a piece of equipment and that integrates into business applications such as Microsoft Teams.

You can learn more about Andon at https://aka.ms/iotshow/andon

Check out how Stora Enso makes RFID tags green

Enabling automated item level processes and bringing business and environmental benefits to the industries the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based solutions are getting their lost interest back step by step.

In retail for example apparel industry and retailers are implementing RFID and driving related development. Material and manufacturing point of view Stora Enso has introduced most sustainable tags to the market – providing scalability and performance.