Cloud Computing

W23 Practical Internet of Things for the Microsoft Developer


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


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

This session will present a practical view of the IoT; starting by defining what the IoT is, the various required components, and optional components that can enhance IoT solutions. 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 and valuable piece of the IoT is the backend and the data. You'll create a backend for working with IoT data at massive scale using Azure's IoT Suite, and using that data to build valuable analytics and insight.

Finally, you'll learn 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:

  • A pragmatic overview of Internet of Things
  • How to use your existing Microsoft skills to create devices and sensors
  • How to create massively scalable backends to handle IoT data