Azure innovation guide: Interact through devices

Interact through devices

Innovate through intermittently connected and perceptive edge devices. Orchestrate millions of such devices, acquire and process limitless data, and take advantage of a growing number of multisensory, multidevice experiences. For devices at the edge of your network, Azure provides a framework for building immersive and effective business solutions. With ubiquitous computing, enabled by Azure combined with artificial intelligence (AI) technology, you can build every type of intelligent application and system you can envision.

Azure customers employ a continually expanding set of connected systems and devices that gather and analyze data—close to their users, the data, or both. Users get real-time insights and experiences, delivered by highly responsive and contextually aware apps. By moving parts of the workload to the edge, these devices can spend less time sending messages to the cloud and react more quickly to spatial events.

  • Industrial assets
  • HoloLens 2
  • Azure Sphere
  • Kinect DK
  • Drones
  • Azure SQL Database Edge
  • IoT Plug and Play

Architect solutions that exercise bidirectional communication with IoT devices at billions scale. Use out-of-box, device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services just through configuration. By taking advantage of cloud-to-device messages, you can reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgment receipts. And you'll automatically resend device messages as needed to accommodate intermittent connectivity.

Here are a few features you'll find:

  • Security-enhanced communication channel for sending and receiving data from IoT devices.
  • Built-in device management and provisioning to connect and manage IoT devices at scale.
  • Full integration with Event Grid and serverless compute, simplifying IoT application development.
  • Compatibility with Azure IoT Edge for building hybrid IoT applications.


To create an IoT hub:

  1. Go to IoT Hub.
  2. Select Create IoT hub.

The IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service is a helper service for IoT Hub that enables zero-touch, just-in-time provisioning.


To create IoT Hub Device Provisioning Services:

  1. Go to IoT Hub Device Provisioning Services.
  2. Select Create Device Provisioning Services.