Cloud Computing

VSW05 Practical Internet of Things for the Microsoft Developer


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the hot tech buzzword right now. It encompasses everything 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 broader and applicable to the masses? This session will give you a practical view of the IoT; starting by defining what IoT is, and the various components that are 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. Next, you'll create a backend for working with IoT data at mass scale using Azure's IoT Suite. 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.

You will learn:

  • A pragmatic overview of the 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