Azure IoT Central

A hosted low-code environment – with no cloud expertise required

Connect fast with a hassle-free, hosted IoT platform

Easily connect, monitor and manage your Internet of Things (IoT) assets at scale. Azure IoT Central is a hosted, extensible software as a service (SaaS) platform that simplifies setup of your IoT solution and helps reduce the burden and costs of IoT management, operations and development. Provide customers superior products and service while expanding your business possibilities.

Fast and easy: Start in minutes and create a finished solution in hours. Build without any cloud development expertise.

Enterprise-grade: Build on proven Azure services, and fully integrate into your existing business systems and processes.

Scalable and highly secure: Grow your network of connected assets while maintaining your infrastructure security.

Predictable per-device pricing: Experience the simplicity of SaaS for IoT with predictable pricing. Only pay for what you need.

Simplify IoT development – from setup to production

Build production-grade IoT applications in hours, without managing infrastructure or relying on advanced IoT development skills. Reduce the complexity of customising, deploying and scaling an IoT solution – and bring your connected solutions to market faster.

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Rest easy with Azure enterprise-grade security

Use Azure IoT Central to help protect your connected products with built-in, end-to-end IoT security. Keep control of your data with privacy features such as role-based access and integration with your Active Directory permissions.

Connect and manage remote assets with ease

Create and configure your SaaS IoT solution without cloud development expertise. The easy-to-use interface of Azure IoT Central makes it simple for you to connect, manage and control access to millions of connected products remotely, throughout their lifecycle.

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Key scenarios

Condition monitoring

Proactively identify and fix problems before malfunctions occur. Azure IoT Central provides secure access to data and diagnostics from connected assets, sending alerts when performance deviates from predefined settings. Reduce the need for service calls and improve first-time fix rates.

Connected field service

Ensure that the right people, parts and equipment are available for every maintenance visit – and move from a costly break-fix service model to a proactive, predictive one. Azure IoT Central lets you automatically generate targeted work orders from connected assets. Optimise scheduling and inventory tracking to reduce equipment downtime and improve first-time fix rates. And improve your service efficiency, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

Products as a service

Adopt a service-oriented business model to create new revenue streams. Using Azure IoT Central, lighten customers’ asset management burden and improve their experience. Help them compete by immediately and continuously integrating insights to improve and differentiate their products.

Rest easy with industry-leading security

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.
  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud service provider. View the comprehensive list.

Simple, predictable SaaS platform pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you need

Developer resources


Explore quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials and API reference documentation.

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IoT developer’s guide

Find the resources you need to get started and work through technical challenges.

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IoT School

Whether you’re new to IoT or a seasoned professional looking to stay on top of your game, find information and learning resources to build your solutions.

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IoT show

Watch live-streamed events about SaaS IoT solution building, including scenarios such as intelligent edge, DevOps and asset tracking. Take advantage of top-requested technical deep dives.

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IoT technical community

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure experts.

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IoT device catalogue

Browse more than 1,000 certified IoT hardware devices to start building your IoT solution today.

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Get started with Azure IoT Central

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Azure IoT Central updates, blogs and announcements

  • Azure IoT Central gives you guaranteed 99.9 per cent connectivity. Read the SLA
  • Azure IoT Central is a fully hosted software as a service (SaaS) IoT platform that helps you build enterprise-grade IoT solutions without expertise in cloud solution development.

    Azure IoT solution accelerators are enterprise-grade solution templates built on Azure platform as a service (PaaS), designed to help you quickly develop custom IoT solutions. Learn more about solution accelerators.

    Both offer options for building solutions based on customer requirements. Compare options.

  • Access Azure IoT Central using most desktops, tablets and browsers. See a list of supported browsers and connectivity requirements.
  • Data is retained on a rolling, 30-day basis. You can continuously export data using the export feature.

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