Security and resource constraints are often at odds with each other. While some security measures involve making code smaller by removing attack surfaces, others require adding new features, which consume precious flash and RAM. How did Microsoft manage to create a secure Linux based OS that runs on the Azure Sphere MCU?
Each quarter, the Azure Sphere team works to open new scenarios to customers through new features on-chip and in the cloud. The Azure Sphere 19.05 release continues this theme by unlocking the real-time capable cores that reside on the MT3620.
Azure Sphere developers might have noticed that we now have two Azure Sphere OS feeds where once there was only one. The Azure Sphere Preview feed that delivered over-the-air OS updates has been replaced by feeds named Retail Azure Sphere OS and Retail Evaluation Azure Sphere OS.
When someone mentions the words “Internet of Things,” often the first picture that comes to mind is some sort of device with the Internet “built-in.” However, a built-in design involves months or years of design work and applies only to devices that have yet to come to market.
The Azure Sphere 19.02 release is available today. In our second quarterly release after public preview, our focus is on broader enablement of device capabilities, reducing your time to market with new reference solutions, and continuing to prioritize features based on feedback from organizations building with Azure Sphere.
Azure Sphere is an end-to-end solution containing three complementary components that provide a secured IoT platform. They include an Azure Sphere microcontroller unit (MCU), an operating system optimized for IoT scenarios that is managed by Microsoft, and a suite of secured, scalable online services.
In September 2018, Azure Sphere was released for public preview. Today, we are pleased to announce the 18.11 update to the Azure Sphere Operating System, Azure Sphere Security Service, and Visual Studio development environment.
It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the public preview of the Azure Sphere Security Service, Azure Sphere Operating System, and Visual Studio development experience.
In April we announced Azure Sphere to the world. Since then, we’ve been really pleased with the deep customer interest and engaging conversations with the media.