Azure IoT Central is now Generally Available



in today's episode of the IOT show we're going to talk about as your IT central which is now generally available announced at ignite and we have a very cool demo that shows some of these features that have been announced with Morello we have Larry and we have a dozen MX chip devices and are blinking I'm sure you're super eager to watch this video hey guys this is the internet thing show I'm Olivia your host today I have more cello and Larry from the IOT central team and they are coming with as you can see a nice demo so guys nice to have you on the IRT show thanks for coming thank you thank you so much um oh you already came on on the IRT show however I think it's good for you to reintroduce yourself and tell us what you're doing and what you're gonna talk about sure I'm a cello I'm a program manager and a variety engineering team uh-huh and I work in 90 central ok how about you Larry yeah so I'm learned I'm a engineering lead inside the IOT central team PM dev yeah awesome grab your face and the clown right ok so we're here to talk about Artie Central which is now GA right which means generally available you guys can go and create your products based on azure IOT central now but marchello please tell me what's new what's different what came in was the fact that now it's GA o Thank You Olivia there's a ton of new stuff that came in for from GA and to start with I would say that one of the major new things it's actually a new pricing model all right Sentra is now cheaper so it only cost for the devices that you connected right central and the first five devices are actually free forever okay so super simple per device cost five first a free forever that's correct okay love that yep and creating the application and I'm just about to show you okay so still super fast that it was before okay and you're gonna walk us through some of the features on you while you're doing all this totally awesome got it so well how about we get it totally so we have the usual create application flow I have to say that as of today this screen is not the only place to create new item applications anymore because we can do that also from the azure portal which is one of the new things so that we actually are there okay along with also support with our SDKs and Arjun Sierra is so that you can programmatically or through you know your other console being able to really interact with your yeah awesome so like for those was not being playing without central in the past yet go to that one website I was a subscription free well during the trial actually you have to go through a subscription but I understand now that actually you can create your app programmatically you can't go through the portal or you can still go through that UI in that service port that's correct and and with the the central UI you still have you know one other thing that you can do which is being able to create a free trial for seven days without heating a you know having a subscription so you just try it out with really not having to bother about okay totally so you know let's start with you know a free application you select free you pick a template you select your name and your custom URL for the application and hit creator and you see it takes literally only a few seconds to provision the up and owned online services because you know still the bottom line for IT central is not having to deal with the underlying technology okay underneath there and you any physicality speaks a lot it did happen in a few seconds while you were speaking like literally not cut know I edited I can squeeze a lot of words in fact I know you can so here you know I created an application with a template and you know I can start to customize it as much as I can for the sake of time miles because I speak a lot I just you know came with an application already configured that yeah I just spent a bunch of couple hours I would say to kind of customize in order to give an overview about you know everything that you can do or most of the things that you can do okay so the first thing what you when you land in an application as a user whether you created it from scratch or you are just logging in into an existing application is the home page which is you know your starting point where you can pin tiles and you can really create a customized experience to navigate through all the various capabilities okay you have you can pin lists off devices based on device groups that you define based on special queries you can pin you know tiles that are you know they update live you know that show you inside sir right away and from here you actually can start and drill down into your applications clicking here I can just you know see a dashboard of this specific connected device and I can see as I can that you can see here I have different type of tiles that are showing me different types of information like for example I have properties so metadata related to this specific device I have a charter and you know that I'll show you me specific time windows and time series a set of telemetry I can you know have displayed position and location on our map so that'll here or display status KPIs and so on and so forth and you customized you configure that you I actually yourself to interact and drop of these widgets and and then resizing positioning and so forth that's correct and you can do that yourself by ATT in the template you have a library of tiles so that you can add well you can just you know money plate to one did already know when you're Darla you pick done and you have your advice and every device of this type will actually inherit the same visualization which is not limited to the visualization is actually all the properties at the metadata of the device from the telemetry this is something that we actually added in the last six months ER is not only about telemetry we are also tracking states of devices and also events and also you can visualize the data not only in charter which are compelling but also you might want to see actual data you know the real raw data in a rows so that you can make sense okay and also you can interact remotely with with a device through commands so you can you know define specific commands that your device is capable to referring to and you can just execute that from from here and one of the new things that we actually introduced for for GA is the ability to do this type of interaction with devices at scale so that you don't have to own interact with one device at a time but you can define jobs so with the list of the activities and the tasks that you want to perform against one on high for devices and just execute the jobs against a group of devices okay and you will be able to do that okay awesome all that from the IT central dashboard you have to leave it you have to code for that absolutely no coding required that this kind of you know the bottom line yeah but he's been coded right so developers still have their you know importance in that story totally and before I need over to – Larry one last thing that is particularly important is the ability to define specific rules so in IOT central in order to automate specific behaviors like for example I have here a temperature which is monitoring for a specific condition which is a temperature that that equals to a specific value it's not only a single temperature what is the average temperature across a specific time window okay so I can you know play where the time we know and the aggregation we know in order to really define and really look for the condition that time I'm going for and then I can trigger actions actions so the one that I have here is an integration with Microsoft Dynamics it specifically dynamic State if I see a field services but if I want if I edit my rule I can then you know replace this action or other other time functions and another thing that we are introducing for for GA is the BT to call web books okay and the ability to call Archer functions so now you can do email web hooks myself lo and as your function that's trying to like yeah you pretty much cover you know well it doesn't cover it all but because there is another functionality that yeah we are introducing for okay well GA which is the ability to export data outside the application through a continuous data export feature that I can activate in my transfer app that will export continuously all the data coming from all the connected devices to a blob storage that I can provide in my location but is not only about the RO telemetry but is Rho telemetry augmented with the context 12 reference data that I defined so if I have made a date of my devices like my device is installed to a specific customer that piece of meta data will be exported along with so for example something that I can do with this type of thing is a build up our idea be a power bi dashboard machine up data from different IT central applications so who are from IT Central from a coyote and I have an example of dashboard here that you know is just a very simple example of you know what you can the way you can integrate power bi without user and in actually the nice thing is that we are making available a solution template that is available in apps also that will automatically rely on the continuous data export feature and will automatically deploy Odense a service in order to you know make available about dashboard that you can turn customers as much as you want awesome that's a lot indeed yes there's one more feature that actually Larry's here to Iraq to demo none none of the the lesson of these of these features because it's actually about provisioning the devices right yes in actually there is more than that but for that we'll work out our viewers so like great exactly I think and actually we're gonna we're gonna certainly have like documentation and and because now it's GA and it's been an asset ignite you can actually find all that information on the dogs and and all the blogs and things like that what we're getting here is you know the high level picture of what's going on but uh definitely lots of things to cover indeed awesome so device providing service right because this is right until now the scenario is Artie central was to say I have a type of device we want to connect a new device let me get a connection string let me put it on my device that one device was connecting so yes great for prototyping not ideal for actual production in the scenarios and also in other you know think that comes without central getting GA is you know its ability to really handle workloads for you know enterprise great deployments yeah and of course if you need to handle a lot of devices you need to on board those devices you know yeah way more manageable way and this is why we introduced the support for device provisioning service in IT central and Larry here has been working on that specific features and will be able to demonstrate that with you know a set of I'm a super devices that we put together in order to to show that cool let's do it alright as people have been staring in these diverse since the beginning of the presentation weather-wise why not using these let's do it yeah so one of the contributions that I my team made to GA was to be able to provision devices at scale right so the implementation of that is based on the device provisioning service that we already have out there today and we added in a capability also to support group enrollments through SAS keys so everybody's kind of used to use in the shared access keys that you get into they symmetric keys that used to get into the system and into IOT hub okay okay ready yep okay so one of the things that we introduced in this in our DPS implementation was the use of SAS keys and so now we support both certificate based authentication and saskia authentication so this is our MX as your dev kits that we've had out there for a while and I've actually pre-configured them to be connected up to an IOT central application and so what I'll do is I'll show you an import of those twelve device names into the system turn them on and have them provision so let's just make sure that so when you think you have them prepare to connect to a central actually have them prepared to connect to a DPS instance that you get when you deploy an outtie central application correct yes okay yes okay so now we're importing the twelve devices you'll see here I've got them named out and they correlate to these items on the board okay so let's flip it on and what we should begin to start to see is the board starting to start up and then connect to the Wi-Fi get connected up through DPS provisioned into the hub and then start sending data over the wire so that's kind of the flow that they're going to go through right I'm sorry chemistry yes it is and our key thing is is that we want to see the Wi-Fi come on okay all right and so we're connecting there we go we got Wi-Fi and we got some already connected up you can see the little as you're light on the Deaf kid is actually coming on yeah it looks like they've all connected so the change here is you'll notice that when I imported all the devices were seen as being registered now when i refresh and what's a function if that you'll see that I've got changed to all provisions so all devices are now online sitting date over the wire and you can tell that they're sitting and then you can see the success rates of everything that's going on there the Reds will start turning into greens and they'll be very happy and so when we come into an item here we should start seeing data flowing and just start to see the little dots that are coming in there right there you can see the data coming over the wire yep all right and what he took is basically just have them run some piece of code that actually has some unique identifiers connected that DPS instance because it knows the scope idea that GPS exactly and so he basically prepared these devices to connect to that specific instance of DPS and then DPS does the job of provisioning the device in IOT hub which is the one powered powering a sorry I to central and then boom they appear nice yeah then they appear and then now you've actually got 12 things you started doing the same things that our jealously building out the dashboards and everything you're ready to go yeah this is our kind of device you know devices at scale yeah also there's a security advantage that you have without central island DiPiazza which is the bt to also block those devices so if you don't want those devices to be able to connect anymore because you lost the property of that device you can do it from IOT central without having okay yeah you got a virus blocking device and that will actually you know eliminate it from sitting date over the wire and stuff like that okay awesome okay cool devices at scale tons of a thing other things that are now an azure IOT central which is now generally available yeah and free to try and free try thanks guys for coming on the IT show thanks guys for watching and don't forget to subscribe thank you

3 Comments

  1. Harrison Cardillo said:

    I really appreciate these videos, but I'm finding that every time someone says "I've gone ahead and prepared this ahead of time" that was exactly the part that I wanted to see.

    June 28, 2019
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    June 28, 2019
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  3. Scott Baker said:

    Where can I get those devices?

    June 28, 2019
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