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. 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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      2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        3 comments  ·  Rules  ·  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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          2 comments  ·  Users and Roles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi Yoshihiro – we’re actually working on improving the RBAC experience in IoT Central. We’ll post more updates as we get closer to finalizing the experience. Stay tuned. Thanks again for the feedback.

          Thanks,
          Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

        • Language

          Possibility to change language in IoT Central. At the Moment only english is supported

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi – thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We’re currently working on expanding our language offering. We’ll post updates as they become available.

            Thanks,
            Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

          • Chart for measurements is misleading, should use only the selected decimals

            See the attached chart. The voltage fluctuated a little, and it is great that the chart can provide so much detail. but if the selection was only 2 decimals, then the expected chart is a flat line.

            4.18Volts

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              0 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi Uri,

              Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I can see how this could be misleading, we’ll take a look to see how we can address this. We’ll post updates here as we determine next steps.

              Thanks,
              Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

            • Virtual State and Event

              Allow adding state and event fields to the model, even if these don't originate from the device. When a rule occurs on any telemetry field an action set the desired value into these virtual fields.

              Example: When Temperature > 80 Deg, Set the Virtual Event vTemperatureEvent = IntoAlarm and the vTemperatureState = "Alarm"
              When the temperature drops back to 65, vTemperatureEvent = OutOfAlarm and vTemperatureState = Normal

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                0 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi Uri,

                Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. This is great feedback and we’ll consider this as we build our feature roadmap. We’ll provide updates here once we make any determinations.

                Thanks,
                Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Uri,

                  Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We’re evaluating how we can accomplish what you’ve outlined above. We’ll post updates here as we determine next steps.

                  Thanks,
                  Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

                • Please add telemetry function

                  What I'd like to do is display the data in the storage of IoT Central by displaying the defaults other than the maximum, minimum, average, and count.

                  For example, it is difficult to deal with situations where two data are added when one of the two data is an integer value and the other is a decimal value.

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                    1 comment  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • CRUD IoT Devices via Interface (API)

                    I want to be able to create, read, update or delete IoT devices via an interface. Maybe the access to the integrated IoT hub is sufficient for these functions.

                    The idea is to provide an interface through which I can programmatically create or update device templates and the corresponding devices. The reason for this scenario is that I want to generate the device template for certain device types, so I don't have to manually create all monitored elements via the web interface anymore. This is an enormous effort for an IoT device that has a large number of elements to…

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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please provide future road map for CRM integration. A direct connectivity with CRM is essential.

                      Please provide future road map for CRM integration. A direct connectivity with CRM is essential.

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                        0 comments  ·  Integration and Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Trigger event based on offline devices

                        So what would be great is if there was some way to detect when devices haven't "reported in" within a specific time span to be alerted to offline devices. I haven't found a way to do it but I may be missing something.

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                        • Dashboard with multiple devices, group by "tag or property"

                          Nice if I was able to group different devices (models) in a single view.
                          For example:
                          By store, I have 3 refrigerators, one coffee machine, and one couponing station

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi Uri,

                            Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We’ll consider this as we plan our future investments. We’ll post updates here as we learn more.

                            Thanks,
                            Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Uri,

                              Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. I understand that the lack of state can be frustrating. We’re actively working to enhance this experience, so stay tuned for updates.

                              Thanks,
                              Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

                            • 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…

                              2 votes
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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.

                                2 votes
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                                • Make the SAS Time To Live configurable

                                  For cellular traffic, it is desirable to reconnect only once a day, but for WiFi or Ethernet, it should be more aggressive.

                                  Reduce the connectivity overhead.

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                                  • Copy application should support resource group

                                    Poor man's tenancy, but nice if I could have multiple apps under the same subscription (currently supported), but give me the option to select Resource Group especially when Extensions and BlobStorage are to be used.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi Uri,

                                      Thanks for taking the time to submit feedback. This is a great request, and we’ll be sure to add this to our backlog for consideration. In the meantime, you have the option of changing the resource group from the Ibiza portal after the app is created. If you need help on how to do that, let us know and we can post some instructions.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

                                    • Send simulated devices data to Azure IOT HUB


                                      Add the connection string of the IOT HUB to IOT CENTRAL to send and receive simulated information. Without using an external app

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                                        0 comments  ·  Device Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi – thank you for taking time to submit feedback on IoT Central. To help us better understand your ask, can you elaborate on the use case that you’re trying to enable by having direct access to the IoT Hub connection string?

                                        Thanks,
                                        Luis on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

                                      • Dynamic placeholder field for 2-tier networks

                                        Assume BLE proximity tags that unknown to the Gateway.
                                        The payload is the same but preceded with a deviceID, example:

                                        {
                                        "[DEVICE_ID_HERE]": {
                                        "rssi": -76,
                                        "txPower": 2.3,
                                        "temperature": 23
                                        }
                                        }

                                        If you want it flat, no problem, but what is important is that the model supports different DEVICE_IDs even if the app-builder doesn't know them beforehand, therefore IoT Central parser needs a placeholder that supports replacement.

                                        Imagine Pallet tracking, where new pallets show up every day at the warehouse

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