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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

Quick connectivity between IoT devices and the cloud

Centralized management to easily reconfigure and update devices

Bridge between business applications and IoT data

Simplify IoT with IoT Plug and Play

Build scalable solutions faster with the IoT Plug and Play app, which helps simplify device interactions. The app's open modeling language enables seamless device-to-cloud integration and helps reduce development time, cost, and complexity. Build devices that integrate seamlessly with any Azure IoT cloud solution, and accelerate solutions without writing embedded code.

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From launch to production, rapidly build enterprise-grade IoT applications on 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 quickly.

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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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Scale your IoT solutions beyond a single tenant using the organizations feature, which allows you to control and manage access to devices, users, and experiences. Make your applications repeatable with application export and customize the look and feel of your solution through flexible settings.

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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 IoT 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 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

"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
C.H. Robinson

"With this solution, we can track driver behavior and see where a car is right now, at any time. All this contributes to safer roads, safer drivers, and safer passengers."

Vera Kirienko, Asset Management Specialist, UNDP

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.


"With the Azure platform and services, we're transforming how we do business, interact with our suppliers, and connect with our customers."

Chetan Kundavaram, Global Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev
AB InBev

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.


"Our teams in the field can predictably perform processes and repairs, capturing the data via IoT."

Charles Alshuler, Director of Sales and Operations, Clean Energy
Clean Energy

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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