The Internet of Things generally includes the networking of devices of all kinds via the Internet. Until just a few years ago, the Internet consisted mainly of servers providing content through services and personal computers ...read more
providing access to that content. With the introduction of UMTS, smartphones and tablets, the first handy devices became part of the Internet. As a participant of the Internet, smartphones and tablets hardly differ from conventional PCs. They are equipped with a microprocessor, an operating system (usually IOS or Android) and serve the user to consume content.
With the Internet of Things, new devices are coming to the Internet, offering users a wide range of services. These devices are not necessarily full-fledged microprocessor PCs, but also devices based on microcontrollers. These devices offer services similar to a server. This allows a washing machine to provide information about the rest of its washing time, a lamp can be turned off or on while on the road, and surveillance cameras tell us about anomalies at home.
With automation services such as Microsoft Flow, it is possible to create and manage automated workflows between apps and services. In this way, tasks such as sending notifications, synchronizing files, collecting data, etc. ...read more
can be performed. Developer knowledge is not required to use this service. The workflows are chained together and configured as modules of the respective service. The use of variables, loops and if-then junctions is also possible. An example of a workflow with the automation service IFTTT can be found here.
The basis of the cloud consists of networked data centers that provide their infrastructure such as computing power, storage space and software application via the Internet. The best-known providers are Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and ...read more
Google. In the course of the Internet of Things, the demand for storage capacities and intelligent tools for analysis and evaluation is rising.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important due to the increasing flood of data. Machine learning can automate processes such as image recognition or chat bots. Cloud providers now offer development tools for machine learning.read more
Under the term Microsoft Azure IoT all services and platforms are united to this topic.
These are, among others: ...
Microsoft's Azure IoT Hub is an open and flexible cloud service for securely managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, providing a scalable transport layer for connecting, monitoring and managing ...read more
Internet of Things devices that supports a variety of open source SDKs and multiple protocols. There are countless examples and solutions to send data to the IoT hub.