The Internet of Things refers to a trend in technology that involves the relaying of data and communications between embedded devices, typically data aggregated by on-board sensors into a networked environment, including cloud computing platforms. We will introduce this concept through formal definition and describe its potential for impact in a variety of areas. This will extend into a thorough discussion of examples including a soil monitoring system and biofeedback heart monitor. We will then show how to create solutions for a variety of IoT scenarios through Azure Services including IoT Hubs, Streaming Analytics, and Power Bi.
Paul DeCarlo is a Microsoft Technology Evangelist and Professor for the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. His current technology interests focus on Internet of Things, Cloud Applications, and Cross-Platform mobile app development. He is also an experienced startup founder for WinCoder LLC ( http://wincoder.co ) which focuses on Windows application development, including Searchler (Web, Windows Phone, and Windows 8), a Pandora type service for Music Videos operating on a hybrid Apache and IIS cloud instance in Windows Azure. On weekends Paul performs as lead vocalist in Houston’s Tool Tribute band – Spiral Out (spiraloutband.com)