Microsoft shows off its new Azure IoT Edge platform

Microsoft today announced Azure IoT Edge, which is technology that's meant to extend "the intelligence — and other benefits — of cloud computing to edge devices." It's a cross-platform runtime that runs on both Windows and Linux, and it will work on devices that are smaller than a Raspberry Pi.

Edge devices would normally send telemetry data to an IoT hub, and analytics would be sent back to the device. Now, all of this can be handled by Azure.

Logic for these devices can be developed and tested in the cloud, and then it can be packaged into a Docker container and exported to the machine itself. Microsoft showed off a dashboard, where users could see a number of statistics about their device, as well as install new updates.

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