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    August 2019

    Aug 21

    IoT Plug and Play Preview is now available

    With IoT Plug and Play Preview, solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central to build solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Central
    • Open Source

    July 2019

    Jul 23

    Location telemetry support in IoT Central is now available

    We have added support for location telemetry that lights up scenarios such as asset track and trace, connected logistics, and more!

    • Azure IoT Central
    • Features

    May 2019

    May 7

    IoT Central introduces capabilities for rules and alerts, visualization, personalization & more

    IoT Central is introducing new capabilities that are designed to simplify IoT Central for developers and enable integration to a customer’s existing enterprise and line of business solutions by enabling more seamless integration to a customer’s existing enterprise and line of business solutions.

    • Azure IoT Central
    • Features
    • Microsoft Build
    • Services
    May 6

    IoT Plug and Play announcement at Build

    Today we’re announcing IoT Plug and Play, which is based on an open modeling language that allows developers to connect IoT devices to the cloud without having to write any code.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Azure IoT Central
    • Microsoft Build

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure IoT Central is now available

    Azure IoT Central is now generally available. Built on the Microsoft Cloud, Azure IoT Central is a market differentiated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, designed to enable the rapid innovation, design, configuration, and integration of smart products with enterprise-grade systems and applications. Stay ahead of the competition and deliver smart products that delight your customers with a solution that helps to reduce your go-to-market cycle and increases the speed at which you can innovate.

    • Azure IoT Central
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services


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