An Ugly Sweaters are a great tradition but how can we make them even better (https://aka.ms/IoTShow/UglySweater) is an IoT-enabled Ugly Sweater.

In this episode of the IoT Show, Olivier Bloch is joined by Jim Bennett, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. Jim has built an Ugly Sweater using Azure IoT Central, Microsoft’s IoT app platform, and a Raspberry Pi Zero. Dive into Jim’s Python code and learn how Azure IoT Central is able to connect IoT devices to the cloud faster than any other platform. See how Jim uses IoT Central’s extensibility APIs to control his Ugly Sweater via Twitter. This code is on GitHub for you to play with and extend. Get started today!

Are you interested in connected vehicles?

In this video, you’ll get an overview of Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP).

MCVP is plumbing—the undifferentiated, heavy lifting common across connected vehicle applications—that Microsoft has made available as a platform.

MCVP provides connectivity, message delivery to the vehicle, and software updates so OEMs can focus on creating a unique customer experience.