Empowering businesses and industries to shape the future with the Internet of Things (IoT). Make things happen.
Lead your industry—work with the leader in IoT
Organizations across all industries are using Azure IoT to invent new lines of business, improve productivity, and reduce waste by using AI and machine learning to quickly process massive quantities of data from all kinds of IoT devices.
Why Azure IoT?
Azure IoT is IoT for everyone
Azure IoT is built on decades of Microsoft enterprise experience and is designed to be accessible for all organizations.
No matter your industry or the size of your organization, or whether you’re working with a partner or on your own, Azure IoT has all of the devices, tools, data analytics, and security capabilities you need to achieve your IoT goals.
New trends reveal new revenue opportunities:
Predicted USD spend on IoT by manufacturers by 2020 1
Average increase operating income among the more digitally transformed enterprises 2
Percentage of businesses projected to be using IoT by the end of 2021 3
Microsoft is investing $5 billion in IoT
Microsoft has committed to investing $5 billion (in US dollars) in IoT research and the intelligent edge—adding new services and features to Azure IoT, but also driving business strategy and executive leadership discussions to define success in the age of intelligence.
Here's what we're learning.
The IoT Signals report—What industries are saying about IoT
Read the IoT Signals report for a big-picture look at the changing opportunities in IoT, including a special spotlight on manufacturing. Discover how industries can learn from each other's implementations, how to overcome current and future challenges, and how the definitions of IoT success are likely to change in the coming years.
Read the retail spotlight, which builds off the IoT Signals report and takes a deeper look into the retail industry across different markets.
Beyond Predictive Maintenance: The 'Art of the Possible' with IoT
Businesses in every industry—from manufacturing to agriculture to healthcare—are transforming the way they do business with IoT. Explore real-world examples of how companies in a variety of industries solved their business challenges using IoT.Get the report
Organizations like yours are thriving with Azure IoT
Harry Eschel, Vice President of Products, Sagegreenlife
"We see IoT as a strategic, competitive advantage. We're improving the efficiency and cost structure of our business, which enables us to build more products at more competitive prices."
Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer, Bühler Group
"When it comes to IoT, there is huge potential to deliver value to the food and feed processing industry. "
Jason Bell, IT Director, Verosoft Design
"Using Microsoft's Azure IoT Hub technology, we're able to synchronize real-time data from customers' equipment from TAG to the Azure environment. Instead of having to do a periodic checkup and react when a problem occurs, IoT triggers the EAM-automated maintenance process when the system notices a problem."
Yoichi Matsui, Executive Director of the Sightseeing Bus Business Division Vehicle Service Department, Hato Bus
"Tirematics sends data and alerts directly to the manager. This allows us to respond to problems quickly without having to wait for the driver's report."
Doug Weber, Business Manager for Remote Application Monitoring, Rockwell Automation
"The ability to automate these transactions across thousands of machines and countless miles is transformational for this industry. Now all parties involved can have immediate electronic records of transactions, real accountability in these remote locations, immediate awareness for maintenance and diagnostics, and new levels of information about every transaction."
Staale Gjervik, President, XTO Energy
"Over the coming decade, we plan to drill thousands of new wells and build dozens of new facilities. It's challenging to keep up with that pace, but with Azure, we have the digital technology to help support our growth in a manageable and sustainable way."
Get started building your IoT solution
Azure IoT Central
Accelerate the creation of IoT solutions, and reduce the burden and cost of IoT management operations and development.
Azure IoT Solution Accelerators
Build customized IoT solutions for any industry vertical by using common use case templates with proven results.
Azure Digital Twins
Build next-generation IoT spatial intelligence solutions by replicating real physical spaces.
Build new devices and connect existing equipment more securely with layered, end-to-end security features.
Azure Time Series Insights
Gain actionable insights for growth by analyzing, storing, and managing all of the data you collect.
Building IoT Solutions with Azure: A Developer's Guide
Find the resources you need to get started and work through technical challenges
Whether you're new to IoT or a seasoned professional looking to stay at the top of your game, find the information, learning materials, and resources to start building your IoT solutions
Find an IoT partner for every project
Join our IoT partner community
Systems integrations and solution developers
Offer your deep knowledge to help deliver the right IoT solution to your customers. Create and sell customized or ready-to-use IoT software and services in your area or industry of expertise.
Keep your assets safer with the IoT industry’s only end-to-end security solution
Get powerful protection for your new and existing MCU-powered devices with Azure Sphere.
Help ensure that data transmitted from device to hub is confidential, tamperproof, and authenticated.
A more secure cloud
Improve data security in the cloud, at the edge, and everywhere in between.
Documentation, learning resources, and report
2 Keystone Strategy interviews October 2015 - March 2016; Incremental operating income of 100M USD is based on median company revenue of 3.4B USD
3 Hypothesis and Microsoft, IoT Signals: Summary of Research Learnings 2019, July 2019