[#IOT] 2 options to save you backend work #LabOfThings and #ConnectTheDots

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One of the most important parts in a solution of IoT is the decision of the type of backend which we will use. If you are a craft person, chances are that you think your own hub based in WebApi and hostees on AZURE. Then it will be time to think on topics such as security, scalability, etc. Here are actors like Azure Event Hub, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, etc. At the end you end up giving a look at Azure IoT Suite, that is more than just insurance.

Another important issue is the ability of data processing in the backend. Like it or not, the fact to be able to present the data in a friendly manner is something that is always appreciated. Here Excel and BI-Power tend to be one choice that Interestingly, in my case I prefer to use Avanade Touch Analytics (multi-platform and very powerful)

Now, if you want to be unaspruebas with a platform that you automatically, similar capabilities you can try other options. For example Lab of Things or Connect the Dots .

To give you a little bit of weight, just start saying that Lab of Things has been created by the people of Microsoft Research. This already by itself, gives us a good taste at the beginning. To me what more I liked is the quantity of projects of Research that are already created and which can be used as a basis for new solutions from IoT.

On the other hand Connect the Dots not start wrong, has been created by the people of Microsoft Open Technologies. Within this solution (hosted on GitHub, of course) we can find examples of code, configuration files, and more that will serve us to assemble a solution from scratch using Azure services. This example is that arrive starting from scratch, then investigate and learn a little.

So now you know, if you want to save a couple of days (or more) reversed a morning and up you can have a fun time.

Greetings @ Home

/El Bruno

Lab of Things: http://www.lab-of-things.com/

Connect the Dots: https://github.com/msopentech/connectthedots

PS: If you’re waiting for an analysis of necessary services and code to interact with each of these platforms, so that in upcoming posts.

[#IOT] 2 opciones para ahorrarte trabajo en el backend #ConnectTheDots and #LabOfThings

Buenas!

Una de las partes más importantes en una solución de IoT es la decisión del tipo de backend que vamos a utilizar. Si eres una persona artesanal, lo más probable es que te crees tu propio hub basado en WebApi y lo hostees en AZURE. Luego será el momento de pensar en temas como seguridad, escalabilidad, etc. Aqui aparecen actores como Azure Event Hub, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, etc. Al final terminas dando un vistazo a Azure IoT Suite, eso es más que seguro.

Otro tema importante es la capacidad de procesamiento de datos que exista en ese backend. Quieras o no, el hecho de poder presentar los datos de manera amigable es algo que siempre se agradece. Aquí Excel y Power BI suelen ser una opción más que interesante, en mi caso prefiero utilizar Avanade Touch Analytics (multi plataforma y muy potente)

Ahora bien, si quieres realizar unaspruebas con una plataforma que te de unas capacidades parecidas de forma automática, puedes probar otras opciones. Por ejemplo Lab of Things o Connect the Dots.

Para darle un poco de peso, basta con comenzar diciendo que Lab of Things ha sido creado por la gente de Microsoft Research. Esto ya de por sí, nos da un buen gusto al principio. A mi lo que más me ha gustado es la cantidade de proyectos de Research que ya hay creados y que pueden ser utilizados como base para nuevas soluciones de IoT.

Por otra parte Connect the Dots tampoco empieza mal, ha sido creado por la gente de Microsoft Open Technologies. Dentro de esta solución (hospedada en GitHub, of course) podemos encontrar ejemplos de código, archivos de configuración y más que nos servirán para montar una solución desde cero utilizando servicios de Azure. Este ejemplo es al que llegaríamos empezando desde cero, luego de investigar y aprender un poco.

Asi que ya sabes, si quieres ahorrarte un par de días (o más) invierte una mañana y encima puedes pasar un rato divertido.

Saludos @ Home

/El Bruno

Lab of Things: http://www.lab-of-things.com/

Connect the Dots: https://github.com/msopentech/connectthedots

PD: Si estás esperando un análisis de los servicios y código necesarios para interactuar con cada una de estas plataformas, pues eso en próximos posts.

[#IOT] Microsoft IoT Azure contest by #CodeProject, $10000 … so cool !!!

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Hello!

CodeProject friends have launched a contest about Internet Of Things based on Azure wich is very nice. The prize is $10 K (subject to the typical restrictions), and the interesting thing is that it is open to any idea you have and use devices and Azure to collect, aggregate, and explote data.

From what I understand, can range from the typical temperature sensor in your home by sending this information to AZURE to scenarios more complex with several integrated devices between if and trying to conquer the world.

The only problem is that the scenario you are describing in your article must be published and ready before March 23, so you have all this weekend to finish a nice article on the subject.

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

Fuente: http://www.codeproject.com/Competitions/795/Microsoft-Azure-IoT-Contest.aspx

[#IOT] Microsoft IoT Azure contest by #CodeProject, $10000 … genial !!!

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Hola!

Los amigos de CodeProject han lanzado un concurso sobre Internet Of Things basado en Azure que la verdad está bastante bien. El premio son $10K (sujeto a las tipicas restricciones), y lo interesante es que está abierto a cualquier tipo de idea que tengas y que utilice dispositivos conectados y Azure para la recolección, agregado y explotación de datos.

Por lo que entiendo, puede ir desde el tipico sensor de temperatura en tu casa enviando esta información a AZURE hasta escenarios más complejos con varios devices integrados entre si e intentando conquistar el mundo.

El único problema es que el escenario que describas en tu artículo tiene que estar publicado y listo antes del 23 de MARZO, así que tienes todo este fin de semana para pulir un nice article al respecto.

Saludos @ Home

/El Bruno

Fuente: http://www.codeproject.com/Competitions/795/Microsoft-Azure-IoT-Contest.aspx

[#AZURE] Azure #IoT Suite, really Cool !!!

Hi!

I’m offline only one day and that’s it, Convergence event start and some cool news are all around. As example, Office 16 preview is here; however I think a cool one is the release (in preview mode) of the Internet of Things Suite for Azure. The main difference from the IoT Developer Kit de Intel, is that the Azure suite is more focused on services to support IoT scenarios, Intel one is more on developer tools.

Some services like Azure Intelligent System Services, Azure Stream Analytics or Machine Learning are the main core of this suite. IMHO MS position is very smart, a close relationship with hardware providers like Intel or Raspberry, and a strong backend support for services. As an example, one of the entry points for IoT is in the “server world” (link).

And another cool stuff, is the capability to use some consultant services to review IoT scenarios and also cool videos to describe some real samples

Greetings @ Rome

/El Bruno

Source: http://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2015/03/16/microsoft-announces-azure-iot-suite/

[#AZURE] Azure #IoT Suite … un show !

Buenas!

Va que me desconecto un día y claro, se pone en marcha el Convergence y empiezan las novedades. Por un lado, se hace oficial la preview de Office 16; sin embargo la noticia que hay que remarcar es el lanzamiento de la Suite para Internet of Things de Azure. A diferencia del IoT Developer Kit de Intel, la suite de Azure se centra más en servicios propios de Azure para dar soporte a escenarios de IoT.

Servicios como Azure Intelligent System Services, Azure Stream Analytics o Machine Learning son la base de esta suite. Personalmente creo que la posición de MS al respecto está bastante clara, una relación cercana con proveedores de Hardware como Intel o Raspberry, y soporte en el backend a nivel de servicios. No por nada, una de las principales entradas de IoT se encuentra asociada al mundo “server” (link).

Finalmente, se ofrecen servicios como el soporte de un consultor para evaluar escenarios de IoT o videos de ejemplos como el siguiente

Saludos @ Rome

/El Bruno

Fuente: http://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2015/03/16/microsoft-announces-azure-iot-suite/

[#IOT] Internet of Things: I probably add more contents in the #Connect event

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Hello!

A few days ago the event Connect() was presented online. In the event Microsoft turn the current dev direction 180º with new features like Net in Open Source mode, a version of Visual Studio Professional for free, now in Visual Studio 2015 are included out of the box features to create apps for Android and iOS (I still have not written about this), etc. In addition to all of this, there were news on Azure, new license models, etc. At the end the event let us happier than a dog with two tails.

This morning, while I was running with 3 ° C I ask myself the same question I always do against good news:

How could it be better?

And the answer came 3 kms after:

With a clear bet for Internet of Things

Clarification: if you don’t know that will IoT, then take a look at the trends that mark (link)

Nowadays, the Azure platform to work with connected devices is amazing. Scott Hanselman presented part of samples in Netduino (I think or maybe Arduino) which sent information in real-time to Azure for later analysis. The example was very well, although it is certainly a topic that could be more exploited.

If today we see the list of sessions, to make a filter for Internet of Things, we only see 2 sessions (link) and it’s a shame because Microsoft has an excellent collection of materials that had served for the event, for example

Machine Learning

If you don’t know what is Machine Learning, are already reading this post (link)

Internet of Things your

This is an excellent bet for Microsoft, which apparently not many know (link). This video makes it very clear the vision of Microsoft in this regard

New tools

In addition to all of the tools that we already know, today Azure has a number of tools only dedicated to the Internet of Things (link)

I am not going to give much more to the list of things that would have liked to see, because for example, now Intel is betting strong on its Galileo (who now goes by the V2 generation), Kickstarter always 8 or 9 of the 10 most popular projects are related to IoT or connected devices. These data talk about the great opportunity that would have been this event to further develop IoT of Microsoft platform :D

Greetings @ Madrid

/El Bruno