Cloud Computing

W16 Practical Internet of Things for the Microsoft Developer


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


The 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? This session will start by defining the IoT, and the various components required and optional components that can enhance IoT solutions. Then you'll 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. So next you'll create a backend for working with IoT data at mass scale using Azure's IoT Suite, and using that data to build valuable analytics and insight. Finally, you'll see 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.