Azure IoT

This forum is to get feedback on the new IoT services: Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT suite. This forum will help the engineering team collect feedback from our customers and users and help us understand and prioritize the roadmap.

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  1. Custom Endpoint for Azure Table Storage

    Please add table and/or blob storage as custom endpoint

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    • Protobuf

      Support Protobuf Payload

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      • Make a CAD for Board Development in Visual Studio

        Not really Azure related, but...

        How about extending Visual Studio so that I can drag and drop a Raspberry Pi or some other device from the toolbox? I can then drag over a power source, some wires/lights/resistors/servos/etc.. and connect them to the board. VS tells me if the circuit is complete and any problems with the wiring. I then can write code and see how the emulated device behaves. I then can send the code to a real Raspberry PI plugged in (like you do now). It would greatly help software devs looking at EE for the 1st time.

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        • support json compression and decompression

          json is quite a lousy format when bandwidth is limited but streaming analytics depends on it, please support a compression format such as MessagePack which is automatically decompressed when ingested into IoTHub

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          • Allow Device Twin Metadata on Device Creation via REST APIs

            Need to create a device with a device twin property. We want to do that with one call. Right now it is two, one to create the device and one to add the Device Twin property.

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            • Support Iot hub upload requests monitoring

              Iot hub should be able to log upload requests, not only upload notifications from the device.
              At the moment a production team is not able to check if a device has tried to upload a blob.

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              • Add the custom domain name support for IoTHub Endpoint

                Hi,

                More and more company care about their Brand and specially over the Internet exposure. (for many reason: Marketing, Security (PKI),...).
                It could be great to have the ability to use Custom Domain name for the IotHub Endpoint.

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                • Support TPM from non-Windows IoT Core devices

                  IoT solutions using field devices with inherently limited physical security are a ticking time bomb. Although this risk seems to have been overlooked or ignored to some extent, I believe it is inevitable that TPM or similar will come to be seen as essential.

                  From the research I have done, it appears that only Windows IoT Core based devices can be provisioned in IoT hub to use TPM.

                  All it takes is one high profile device spoofing attack on Azure IoT hub for people to wake up to the risk and realise that Azure IoT can not provide adequate security…

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                  • Add ability for IoT Hub device SDKs to use specific Network connection

                    When a device has multiple network cards or connection (say, Wifi and Ethernet, or 2 Ethernet cards), the IoT Hub device SDKs today pick the "default" one. It'd be interesting to allow the user to configure which connection the IoT Hub device SDK should use.

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                    • Support multitenant solutions in IoT Hub

                      I want to allow each tenant to connect directly to IoT hub (as service) to communicate with devices. Of course I would want each tenant to have access only to their own devices and not have the possibility to connect to devices from other tenants (thus I require the proper SAS).Following the documentation on the ServiceConnect permissions, it would seem that it is not possible to do this restriction on a SAS level.

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                      • iot hub doesn't support "Tags" in the azure portal

                        Tags are useful for splitting out billing and most azure services support them, however it seems that iot hub doesn't. Please can support be added.

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                        • Please allow to set 'larger' metadata properties on a device twin

                          Hello, I really love the device twin concept. It allows us to query devices, use the reported/desired properties, etc. However, I would love to see an extra 'non-indexed', 'non-searchable' section in the device twin that is not limited to 512 bytes.
                          I want to keep some configuration (a json string) and link it to a device twin. That way, I don't have to foresee external data storage (such as DocumentDb), to save those values and everything could be received through the same SDK. Another option could be to save that larger property as a blob and keep the sas in…

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                          • Should be able to "Stop" any service, including IoT Hubs

                            Please include "Stop" as a feature of any service that "runs." You can stop a VM, App Services and Stream Analytics jobs. Why not a SQL Database, DocumentDB, IoT Hub, EventHub, etc? Heck, should be able to Stop a Resource Group, which obviously would stop every service within.

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                            • Publish Custom Pre-Defined Solutions in company branded Azure IoT Suite portal (IoT Company Solutions Marketplace)

                              Ability to publish custom pre-defined provisioning solutions within the IoT Suite that users can select based on their business need (user case). This could be an expansion of the current pre-defined provisioning solutions IoT Suite portal, which is "Tenant" or “Tenant Environment (i.e. Sandbox, Dev, Prod)” specific for an organization. Each organization will have different use cases that can be pre-defined and published for the end user to spin up and delete the solution as and when they need it. As the current pre-defined solutions within the IoT Suite, does not typically meet an organizations use case today. This should…

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                              • Increase the message limit for the free tier IoT Event Hub

                                Currently there is too much of a gap between the free IoT Event Hub (8k messages per unit) vs the first paid tier (400k messages per unit). The cost jumps from free to an estimated £30 per month. The free tier needs to have its message limit increased. 8k is barely enough for a decent demo during community talks.

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                                • device management support with AMQP

                                  The device management capabilities (including device twin, desired/reported properties, direct methods) are only available for mqtt. There are customers using amqp for device-iothub communication. It would be important to have IoT DM client support amqp as well at the earliest.

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                                  • new feature for IoT Hub and Event router

                                    Hello,
                                    many client is asking to have Azure PaaS services avail not on public endpoints but only via internal vnet connected to client side services via server to server VPN.
                                    this request come especially for:
                                    - iot hub
                                    - event hub
                                    - storage
                                    - sql database

                                    thanks
                                    BR
                                    Rino

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                                    • SSH Tunneling to Devices

                                      Customer uses a Linux box to wire all the sensors which runs an OPC UA server. A user with SU privileges will SSH into the box and fix any issues related to malfunctioning OPC server, configuration change, etc. In terms of the number of sessions, the SSH session is only used occasionally on a per device basis. This falls under broader device management category for non-constrained devices like PLC and RTU used in a lot of industrial automation scenarios. If IoT Hub wants to be the focal point for industrial automation devices, it is prudent to offer that capability. If…

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                                      • Provide message isolation at the Event Hub level

                                        Customers would like their Device Data to be physically separate for security reasons. Their Tenants do not want their data to live in the same physical space as another Tenant.

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                                        Charge a monthly flat fee for IoT Hub usage and let them configure as many backing Event Hubs as they need. They’ll pay for the IoT Hub and then pay for the Event Hub usage on a per message basis.

                                        Implement a routing mechanism that allows Customer to route a message based on a header or other query data in the HTTP message.

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                                        • Support Network Security Groups to restrict access by IP or enable VPN tunneling

                                          Feedback: Have an optional NSG like feature for IoT Hub. This will enable restricting access to IoT hub from an IP Range or enable VPN tunneling

                                          Scenario:

                                          Large enterprises with manufacturing units, factories etc have very stringent policies on connectivity to Internet. Most of them only allow data transfer for VPN. We had a tough time convincing security team to send data over to IOT Hub. They agreed for the PoC with certificate based authentication. However, for production they will not agree to this approach. It has to be over VPN, or there should be a way to restrict the…

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