Microsoft is continuing to invest in their platform-as-a-service for the Internet of things. While some offerings are not quite ready for prime time, Microsoft is upping the ante for customers and partners that are implementing IoT solutions.
Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. These announcements coincide with the Hannover Messe Industrial Automation conference that was recently held. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series Insights, additional connectivity platform support for OPC UA and OPC DA and Azure Stream Analytic support on edge devices. In addition to these new capabilities, Microsoft also announced a new SaaS-based IoT Solution called Azure IoT Central.