Azure Sphere services are in public preview and dev kits are broadly available
Published date: 24 September, 2018
Azure Sphere is an IoT offering from Microsoft that enables manufacturers to create highly secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. It includes three components that work together to protect and power devices at the intelligent edge: an Azure Sphere-certified MCU; the Azure Sphere OS; and the Azure Sphere Security Service. This combination of components provides a foundation of security and connectivity that allows manufacturers to create the intelligent products and experiences that customers love – and get them to market quickly – at a price point that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) at scale.
The first Azure Sphere dev kit is now available, and the Azure Sphere Security Service, Operating System and Visual Studio development tools for Azure Sphere are now in preview. Interested customers will be able to purchase dev kits from SEEED to test Azure Sphere for their devices and to access the Azure Sphere OS and Security Service. Customers will also be able to download the Visual Studio Tools for Azure Sphere to bring their MCU development into a modern development environment with the included collaboration tools.