Internet of Things

AIW05 Practical Internet of Things for the Microsoft Developer


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot tech buzzword right now, and it ranges from wearables like the Fitbit to home automation like Nest and WeMo. But is this trend limited to a small set of companies and hobbyist hackers, or is it something broader and applicable to the masses?

In this session, Azure MVP Eric D. Boyd will give you a practical view of IoT starting by defining what IoT is, and the various components that are required and optional components that can enhance IoT solutions. We will then walk through how to get started creating IoT devices, sensors and clients with Windows.

While devices are fun to build and play with, the most interesting piece of IoT is the backend and the data. As a result, next we will create a backend for working with IoT data at mass scale using Azure’s IoT services, and using that data to build valuable analytics and insight.

Finally, Eric will present a framework for identifying and evaluating IoT opportunities in your organizations.

If you want to demystify IoT, cut through the hype, and get to practical scenarios and applications, you will not want to miss this session.

You will learn:

  • An overview of Internet of Things
  • About getting started creating IoT devices
  • How to develop IoT backends in Azure