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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.

    60 votes
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  2. Mobile apps for Azure IoT Central

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

    39 votes
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  3. 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…

    37 votes
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    5 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

  4. 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
    },
    }
    ],

    33 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello all,

    We have added support for the complex objects with the latest preview update of Azure IoT Central. We also have array support on the roadmap and will share more details as they become available.

    Please note that these features are in preview and we are listening to the feedback to further refine them.

    You can read more about the new capabilities in the device template here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-central/core/tutorial-define-iot-device-type-pnp?toc=/azure/iot-central-pnp/toc.json&bc=/azure/iot-central-pnp/breadcrumb/toc.json#prerequisites

    Thanks
    Ankit

  5. 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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  6. Main dashboard should support device sets and multiple devices

    Currently I can't put a map on the main dashboard with more than one device on it. I would like to have a way to add a map to the main dashboard that show multiple devices based on some kind of rule.

    Example: I want to see a map of devices that report a temperature above 50.

    23 votes
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    Hello,

    I wanted to provide an update here: you can now create a single map with up to 10 devices.

    Regarding your feedback to show only devices that meet a defined rule criteria – we’ll take that feedback into consideration for future dashboard improvements. Thanks for your feedback!

    Thanks,
    Haley on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  7. Save Analytics

    Be able to save configuration for Analytics search.
    It is very tedious every time we want to look for certain devices we have to complete Device Set, Filter and Time Period. If you can name and save these you will be able to get these results at a click of a button (and hopefully add them to your dashboards). At the moment we have to go through this process of completing the search many time a day which is wasting a lot of time.

    20 votes
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  8. 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

    16 votes
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    Hi Uri,

    I wanted to check in on this request since the dashboard experience has updated since you provided this feedback. You can create application dashboards containing multiple devices – for more information take a look at documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-central/core/howto-add-tiles-to-your-dashboard.

    Could you clarify your request in the context of the current dashboard experience?

    Thanks,
    Haley on behalf of the Azure IoT Central team

  9. 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

    15 votes
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    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

  10. Show last known value for lists of devices on the dashboard

    We'd like the main dashboard to have the ability to show a list of last known values for all our devices (of a particular device type is fine). Adding individual last known value widgets, one by one, is not practical as it's not data driven and you will soon run out of screen real estate once you're past about 20 devices.

    We thought the 'device set grid' would do this for us but bizarrely it only shows things that don't change often for us like settings and properties.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We are working on understanding the customer needs for more granular tiles in the dashboards, so your request is very timely. I cannot provide any timelines at this time, but we’ll post an update here once we have a better idea of the improvements we’ll make to the dashboard tiles.

    Thanks
    Ankit

  11. 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.

    12 votes
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    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

  12. PowerApps - get device telemetry data via connector

    Would be nice getting telemetry data in PowerApps.
    We already can get device name and some other features via connector like this: "AzureIoTCentral.DevicesGet("---myapplicationID---","---my-device-ID---").name"

    The formula editor offers additional actions but actual data can't be retrieved. E.g. this formula returns with an empty table:
    "AzureIoTCentral.DevicesGet("---myapplicationID---","---my-device-ID---").measurements.telemetry.key"
    If I try adding telemetry field name at the end of formula, I get error message: This identifier not recognized.

    Can you please add this functionality to IoT Central connector?

    11 votes
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  13. Show DeviceConnectedState as a property for devices

    (if this suggestion already exists, please disregard)
    For device sets and any device view, show the DeviceConectedState.

    Support rules and actions with this property.
    3 use cases:
    1) As an operator, I want to get an email when any device connects, I would like to see the total number of device connected
    2) As an operator, I want to get a notification when any NEW device connects and nice if I was able to render a KPI for provisioning velocity
    3) As an operator, I want to get a notification after 'n' minutes of device inactivity or disconnection (debounce the…

    10 votes
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  14. Include ALL the IoT DevKit Sensor capabilities in the IoT Central Device Template

    Currently, the MXChip IoT DevKit Device Template for IoT Central only caters for 3 of the sensors. The others should be available also to unleash the potential of the device easily for everyone.

    Update the Device Template to include all the MXChip IoT DevKit capabilities, such as motion (accelerometer & gyroscope), sound (decibels), magnetometer.

    {
    "messageId": 119,
    "decibels": 94,
    "temperature": 26.4,
    "humidity": 34.400002,
    "pressure": 994.585693,
    "accelX": -9,
    "accelY": -12,
    "accelZ": 993,
    "magX": -156,
    "magY": -5,
    "magZ": -253
    }

    9 votes
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  15. Allow for connection string creation via the web UI

    Right now I need to use another tool - dps-keygen - and provide it with Primary key, Device id and Scope id to generate a device connection string ; it would be great if I could generate and access it without downloading node.js

    8 votes
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  16. Can we have an mechanism to add more display language pack?

    Currently IoT central application does not have Vietnamese language pack, can we have mechanism to add more display language pack for other contry.

    7 votes
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  17. Custom DNS support

    Today I can create an app URL (i.e. myapp.azureiotcentral.com), but I'd like to create a DNS entry on my domain (i.e. iot.mycompany.com) that redirects to IoT Central using CNAME.

    7 votes
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  18. Support measurements, events and states to formulate a device set conditions

    The current implementation only supports adding properties to the conditions for Device-Sets.
    We recommend to Support
    Last Known Values, Event, and State in the query predicate.

    7 votes
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  19. Dashboard template

    The one thing that appears missing for any reasonable sized deployment for me is that it seems that I would have to create a new dashboard for each device, even if I want them all to look the same. I should be able to duplicate a dashboard and just change the device template/device instance its pulling from

    6 votes
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  20. OR operator for multiple condition in a single Rules

    It is very nice that you allow entering more than one condition in the evaluation engine, but it is missing an operator for multiple conditions.

    I have a Sensor that needs calibration to report temperature and humidity, it reports -999 when it is not calibrated.

    I would like to set up a rule like this:
    Temperature = -999 OR Humidity = -999

    But the way it is implemented today, the 2 conditions need to occur for the rule to trigger.

    I can create 2 rules, but I am sure you have multiple discussions about it, I definitely vote to implement…

    6 votes
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