Microsoft announced yesterday that it is launching Microsoft IoT Central, an end-to-end IoT software as a service (SaaS) solution on the Azure cloud that will help customers build, use, and maintain internet connected products.

Microsoft IoT Central simplifies the development process and makes it easy for customers to get started, making digital transformation more accessible to everyone. This new IoT SaaS offering has the potential to dramatically increase the speed at which manufacturers can innovate and bring new products to market, as well as lower the barriers to creating IoT solutions that generate new revenue opportunities and better experiences for customers.

Microsoft’s current IoT solution, Azure IoT Suite, is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution. With Microsoft IoT Central, Microsoft will be able to tailor IoT solutions to  the needs of different customers:

  • Azure IoT Suite enables deep customization and full control
  • Microsoft IoT central lower the barriers to creating IoT solutions.

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