Azure IoT Central

Microsoft IoT Central is a fully managed IoT SaaS (software-as-a-service) solution that makes it easy to connect, monitor and manage your IoT assets at scale, so you can create deep insights from your IoT data and take informed action. Microsoft IoT Central dramatically lowers the barriers of entry for companies looking to revolutionize their business with IoT.

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  1. Microsoft IoT Central Pricing

    Companys starting to build out with IoT are always price conscious.
    I think the 30 day trial is ok, but often I start a trial as Im interested to learn, but when the time comes to actually use it, its expired.
    The jump from 30 day trial to $500/month is way to steep.
    If I have a IoT project Idea, I need to spent weeks/months testing the idea before I know it might be a going concern.
    I think there need to be a price tier for developers that say is restricted to <10 devices, and low use, and it…

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      6 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide public dashboards

      A nice feature for IoT Central in my point of view would be the option to share telemetry and status dashboards with a public audience.

      In my scenario I'd like to share e.g. the dashboard from the applications home page to an audience in my organization where I don't want to give each user individual access to my application.

      This would also be a nice feature because it would enable me to embed the dashboards into individual built applications aside to IoT Central which use the data collected by IoT Central.

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      • Please provide advanced rules settings

        Please provide more options for setting up rules e.g. on telemetry data.

        In my case I wanted to set up a rule when a condition lasts over a certain timeframe. I haven't found a way to do this with IoT Centrals rules management.

        Another pain point I noticed was when I set up a rule with a threshold that should send me an e-mail when the rule is triggered, my mail account was spammed with many mails for historical occurences of the trigger. So it would be helpful to have an option whether a rule should be triggered on historical…

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          2 comments  ·  Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are adding support for Aggregate functions and Time windowing in Rules that will enable monitoring telemetry over a certain timeframe before alerting.

          I will update the thread once the feature is available to try out.

          Thanks
          Ankit

        • Distributor Role, Vender Role, User Role for Azure IoT Central

          I want to use Distributor / Vender / User Role on Azure IoT Central.
          for each devices ownor scenario.

          When the devices ownor is distributer, who manage the devices,
          monitor these status, support, fix, as administrator.
          at this time,
          Vender just monitor only their devices,
          and build some type devices,
          at this time,
          User just monitor only their devices.
          and use some devices from some vender.

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          • Support adding AAD groups to an application

            I'd like to use AAD groups to grant users access to IoT Central instead of adding or removing each user individually.

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            • Summery graph each minute

              I want to view the summery graph of devices each minute.
              the summery mean count/average/min/max, like this.

              Scenario:
              - View the count of error of devices each minute
              - View the max of temparature each minute
              - View the average of fan speed each minute

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              • Save measurements selection for future navigation

                If I leave the "Measurements" view and return, I lost the selected fields and settings. It reverts to the first 4 elements in the payload always in average.

                It is clear this view is fluid and dynamic, but nice if it was able to remember where I left it.

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                • OTA firmware update

                  As an Admin,
                  I need to set up a blob to upload all my firmware and browse available versions (filter grid by date, description and version numbers)
                  I need to run some query to identify all the devices that are "out-of-version" using the Version property.

                  I need to start a Job to command all the devices in the query to UpdateFirmware to a particular version:
                  The command has 3 parameters:
                  1) File Path
                  2) SAS readonly token (expires in 8 hours)
                  3) MD5 (or another cyclical signature)

                  The firmware will be intelligent enough to understand the UpdateFirmware command and download…

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                  • Key vault with RBAC for some properties and selectable fields for webhook callback

                    Add a new category to Properties
                    Maybe call it "secrets".
                    It is a key-vault that only admin (or RBAC assigned users) can see, where you store lookup KVPs like tenantId, appId, etc

                    When you define actions, Builders and Admins have a selector that allows to pick from the vault just the key name and inserts the key value when the webhook runs. The selector also allows picking any other property.

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                    • Support provisioning devices using DPS and Certificate Authority API

                      A full CA integrated environment to provide X.509 identity to the devices during manufacturing well integrated to Device Provisioning Services.

                      As a manufacturer I want to run a batch, the service returns me the secret keys and the DPS is populated with the certificates.

                      When the device boots up, or on request, it executes the DPS handshakes and it obtains the connection strings for the assigned IoT Central instance without any user interaction.

                      In general, this is convenient for easy deployment, yet it is required if the devices connect to IoT Hub using "express route" and only can exchange handshakes…

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                      • support objects in JSON payload

                        Nested objects and arrays.

                        Use case: When the device acts as a protocol translator for another network, example BLE and the payloads are identical but from a different address.

                        Here is a simplified example:
                        "ble": [
                        {
                        "000B576FC3C7": {
                        "v": "4",
                        "T": 30,
                        "H": 24
                        },
                        "000B576FAAAA": {
                        "v": "4",
                        "T": 23,
                        "H": 24
                        },
                        }
                        ],

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                        • Support devices use X.509 certificates. Currently only SAS tokens are supported

                          X.509 is supposed to be more secure than SAS token based security

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                          • Run Microsoft Flow from Azure IoT Central

                            I want to run Microsoft Flow from Azure IoT Central.

                            My scenario:
                            - When the device alert, Add a tichet to our Business Solution.
                            - When the device update it's value, Add a log to our Database.
                            - When the device are added, Add a data to our SharePoint.

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                            • Connect by Power BI to Azure IoT Central

                              I want to connect by Power BI to Azure IoT Central.
                              for analyze devices data, create report, create dashboard.
                              with rich visuals, and share with customers, partners, members.

                              by Power BI Services, Power BI Desktop, Power BI Mobile apps.

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                              • Microsoft Teams integrate with Azure IoT Central

                                I want to use Microsoft Teams with Azure IoT Central.
                                for support devices, communicate users.

                                My scenario:
                                1. Get feedback from device uses.
                                2. Send Suggestion for devices.
                                3. Send Alert of devices.
                                4. Get Questions & Send Answers relate these devices.
                                5. Create a team related the devices.

                                I hope Azure IoT Central Tab on Microsoft Teams team.
                                and view devices allowed the members.
                                and post message with link of each devices.

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                                • Limit devices by Group

                                  I want to limit devices by group,
                                  for allow some devices can view / operate by some members of a group,
                                  and some other devices can view / operate by some members of other group.

                                  Scenario,
                                  West region members can view / operate the devices in west region,
                                  East region members can view / operate the devices in east region.

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                                  • Mobile apps for Azure IoT Central

                                    I want to view/operate our devices by our phone.

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                                    • Send Approve request for update by viewer

                                      I want to send a approve request for update by viewer.

                                      The viewer can NOT update the device value.
                                      Their send a approve request for update.

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                                      • Approve for update device value

                                        I want to run approve steps for update device value.

                                        for start approval process for update device value instead of directly update, using Microsoft Flow, with no-code.

                                        My scenario for update device value with approve step
                                        1. A operator start approval process for update device value.
                                        2. Microsoft Flow trigger the approve a request.
                                        3. A Senior operator approve the request.
                                        4. Microsoft Flow start the update operation.

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