Microsoft releases Azure IoT suite

Tech giant Microsoft has released its Azure Internet of Things suite to the general public, allowing customers to use preconfigured data and machine learning solutions to better run their businesses. Microsoft said a number of companies understand the benefits of IoT, the term used for the network of physical objects embedded with sensors and network connectivity, but encounter roadblocks to deployment. Microsoft Australia’s business group lead for IoT Lee Hickin said the Azure IoT suite would take the heavy lifting out of IoT, and would allow businesses to quickly pilot and prove its value. One early customer is Manly Council, which used Microsoft Azure Machine Learning technology with a number of its CCTV cameras in parking areas, which use software to ensure its parking rules aren’t violated. “A few months…


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