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Azure IoT Central

Build IoT solutions on a hosted platform

Azure IoT Central is your IoT app platform

Azure IoT Central is highly secure, scales with your business as it grows, ensures your investments are repeatable, and integrates with your existing business apps.

  • Highly secure
  • Enterprise-grade
  • Predictable pricing
  • Industry-focused

Connects your IoT devices to the cloud quickly and easily

Offers centralized management to reconfigure and update your devices

Bridges the gap between your business applications and IoT data

IoT Plug and Play simplifies IoT

Build scalable solutions faster with IoT Plug and Play. Simplify device interactions in IoT solutions with an open modeling language. This not only enables a seamless device-to-cloud integration experience, but it also helps reduce development time, cost, and complexity.

Device Builders can build devices that integrate seamlessly with any Azure IoT cloud solution. Solution Builders can accelerate solutions without writing embedded code.

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From launch to production, rapidly build enterprise-grade IoT applications on a secure, reliable, and scalable infrastructure.







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Use industry-specific app templates for retail, energy, healthcare, and government to get up and running.

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Find certified devices in the Azure Certified Device catalog, and use IoT Plug and Play to connect your devices seamlessly.

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Fix, update, and reconfigure your devices with central device management, including advanced rules and analytics.

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Make your applications repeatable with application export, and use white-labeling to customize the solution experience.

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Combine device insights with decision making using connectors to business applications and public extensibility APIs.

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Publish to the Microsoft AppSource marketplace and use Microsoft channels to grow your business.

Build secure and scalable IoT enterprise solutions

Consider how your IoT solutions grow as you need them, and how to protect your data on devices and in the cloud. Azure IoT Central is the only app platform that’s built with the properties of highly secure and scalable IoT solutions.

In-store analytics

Digitally connect locations, create personalized customer experiences, and reduce operating costs.

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Digital distribution center

Improve warehouse efficiency by digitalizing key assets and actions.

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Connected logistics

Track your shipments in real time, across air, water, and land, with location and condition monitoring.

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Smart inventory management

Use sensors to automate receiving, product movement, cycle counting, and tracking—from sourcing to customer fulfillment.

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Video analytics

Create intelligent video analytics and IoT edge and AI solutions using cameras as sensors for object-detection scenarios.

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Continuous patient monitoring

Extend patient care beyond the hospital walls, reduce re-admissions, and manage disease.

Smart meter monitoring

Connect utility meters to gain insights into billing, forecast consumption, and preemptively detect outages.

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Solar panel monitoring

Connect, monitor, and manage your solar panels and energy generation.

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Water quality monitoring

Digitally monitor water operations to reduce costs and health risks.

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Water consumption monitoring

Remotely monitor and control water flow to reduce consumption.

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Connected waste management

Monitor waste bins and dispatch field operators to maximize efficient waste collection.

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Address common IoT scenarios across industries

Ready to build? Get ahead in your market and transform your business with our growing selection of IoT app templates for common industry scenarios. Enrich your offerings by integrating with other industry technologies and partner solutions, all while keeping your data and brand in your control.

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Rest easy with industry-leading security

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

Simple, predictable 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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Microsoft Learn

Whether you’re new to IoT or a seasoned professional, find information and learning resources to build your solutions.

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IoT Show

Watch live-streamed events and technical deep dives about IoT software as a service (SaaS) solution building.

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IoT technical community

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

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IoT device catalog

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

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Trusted by companies of all sizes

Hospital reduces diabetes-related amputations

Using Azure IoT Central and the Azure API for FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), software and wearables company Sensoria Health developed a continuous monitoring solution for diabetic patients at high risk.

FHIR® is the registered trademark of HL7 and is used with the permission of HL7.


Sunwest Bank improves cash deposit security

"With an IoT solution that tracks drops, we have more visibility into workloads and can create a more efficient staffing model at scale. Small daily time savings become very meaningful when applied across an entire branch network."

Carson Lappetito, President, Sunwest Bank

Microsoft logistics team gains supply chain visibility

"The only way you can gain this visibility is through IoT devices. That's why using Azure IoT Central was crucial for us."

Chris Cutshaw, Director of Commercial and Product Strategy, TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

Mars gains in-store display insights

Mars partner Footmarks knew it needed an IoT platform that could enable speed, cost-effective offerings, and scale. And with Azure IoT Central, the team knew onboarding would be fast and seamless.


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-percent connectivity. Read the SLA.
  • 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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