Azure, the Platform for Internet of Things Applications
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg estimates 50 billion devices will be connected to the Web by 2020. That's seven devices for each human on the planet. Writing embedded software which has to interface to data acquisition devices, and building scalable Internet of Things applications, has historically been hard. The .Net Micro Framework makes embedded development easy for .Net developers. Coupled with Windows Azure, developing a scalable Internet of Things application is much easier. Using Windows Azure and the .Net Micro Framework I will give a practical demonstration of how easily you can use the Microsoft stack to construct an Internet of Things application. The application will acquire data from a selection of sensors, upload it to Azure for processing, and keep users updated in close to real-time. Come and see what you can build with a GPS, an Accelerometer, a Netduino Plus, SignalR and Windows Azure.