Generally speaking, when consumers, business people or even in the media talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), the tendency is to focus on connected “things” rather than the ‘Internet’ that connects those devices with cloud-based data and analytics. For developers, however, making sure their devices are connected and working properly to deliver the best value for the business is critical—and that’s where we can help.
If you’re new to Azure IoT, the Azure IoT developer center is a great place to get started. Once you’re ready to dive in, Olivier Bloch offers in-depth advice on the Azure blog that will orient you to the Azure IoT Hub, a service of the Azure IoT Suite which provides an easy and secure way to connect, provision and manage millions of IoT devices sending and receiving billions of messages per month.
In the post, you’ll get started quickly with IoT through three tutorials: Connecting devices to Azure IoT Hub; managing the Azure IoT Hub service itself; and integrating Azure IoT Hub into your overall IoT solution. Bloch also shares tips that will help you get the most out of your Azure IoT Hub experience, such as how to send and receive messages to your devices, useful tools and samples and Azure IoT Hub hardware and software requirements. For those with mature IoT solutions ready to upgrade their enterprise-level IoT platform with a fully preconfigured solution, Bloch also demonstrates how to get started with Azure IoT Suite.
You don’t have to be an expert to get started with the Azure IoT Hub, but knowing the basics will make it much easier to develop a secure and easy-to-manage IoT platform for your business.