What the Developing Microsoft-OPC UA Relationship Means to You

At Hannover Messe this year, I reported on developments in the Microsoft/OPC Foundation relationship to “enable virtually any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) scenario through interoperability between the millions of applications and industrial equipment compliant with the OPC UA standard.” (See the report here.) As described by Sam George, partner director for Microsoft Azure IoT, the OPC UA-related open source software stack showcased at Hannover Messe enables deep integration with Azure IoT, as well as the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), including advanced command and control (which is sure to freak out a great deal of people concerned with the remote control cybersecurity aspects of IIoT) as well as data analytics capabilities in the cloud. The announcement at Hannover Messe was, apparently, a set up for more Microsoft/OPC UA connections, as Microsoft…


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