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  1. Add VS Code Support

    Add Mac / VS Code Support, please.

    121 votes
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  2. Allow for transfering device ownership

    As an OEM or someone creating an IoT solution that includes the device as a component of the product, I will need to setup up the device in order to test it and make sure that the overall product is working and performs to specifications prior to shipping it to distributor, SI, VAR, etc. These in turn will require the ability to themselves work with the device while integrating or configuring into a an aggregated product prior to being sold to another third party or end customer. A chain of custody is required so that each of these can work…

    50 votes
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  3. Add support for connection over cellular network

    Provide option to make network connection over cellular with external cellular modem chipset such as uBlox, Quectel, etc.,..

    43 votes
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  4. 33 votes
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  5. Setup WiFi in field using WiFi access point instead of BLE

    When we want to connect the sphere to a WiFi at customer location, have the sphere be put into a mode that it is an access point so that a phone can connect to it and then have the WiFi connection settings on the phone be sent to sphere. Much like the WEMO setup

    24 votes
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  6. Sphere must support GPIO driven interrupts

    Polling for GPIO state is hugely power hungry. Interrupt support for GPIOs must be supported.

    18 votes
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  7. api to call reset (from iothub directmethod)

    Device update check happens every 24 hours or device reset. If we need to push hotfix, we can't wait for 24 hours and need a way to call reset from iothub (directmethod) to update devices as needed

    17 votes
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  8. OpenSource the OS so we can help fix the API and build a community

    There is currently no way to use this technology for anything professional / commercial, as we can not fix the multitude of missing things in the API by ourselves and the risk of this technology failing is huge.

    Even if you were to fix some of the shortcomings of the API, your team obviously is too small to add features in a timely manner to satisfy the needs of the community. Cause, basicly everyone of us has totally different needs.

    And then, if my team decides to use this tech as the base for our next IOT product, the product…

    14 votes
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  9. API to get memory/CPU usage

    We'd like to have some approach to get process memory usage and CPU usage. So we can measure app works correctly which include:
    1. No memory leak
    2. No exceed memory budget
    3. When something bad happens, we can detect it and either log a error event or try to recover.

    We tried traditional Linux ways like check /proc/self/status, or getrusage() or run ps, but none of them been supported with Azure Sphere.

    13 votes
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  10. 12 votes
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  11. 11 votes
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  12. Support for enterprise networks (HTTP/S and WPA2 Enterprise)

    Please support enterprise network environments.
    Currently I cannot provision or use the device on our corporate network, see: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1606c7ca-3003-4979-9d65-8bce3a3bac33/over-the-air-provisioning-not-working-how-to-troubleshoot?forum=azuresphere

    Support network restrictions that only allow outbound HTTP and HTTPS, no other ports or protocols.

    Support WPA2 Enterprise WiFi, verify certificate, enter username and password.

    10 votes
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  13. Provide API to read device related information for example, device ID, Remaining storage info

    We need device specific API to get information about device, it could be a device ID, remaining storage details after application installed.

    7 votes
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  14. Add api to read device ID from A7 application

    We have a need for our A7 application to access the device ID.

    7 votes
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  15. Hardware support for cryptographic operations in other subsystems (A7 and/or M4s)

    Provide APIs to get hardware support/acceleration for cryptographic function calls from the A7 and/or M4 subsystems.

    "The Pluton security subsystem is the hardware-based (i.e., in silicon) secured root of trust for Azure Sphere. It includes a security processor core, cryptographic engines, a hardware random number generator, public/private key generation, asymmetric and symmetric encryption, support for elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) verification for secured boot, and measured boot in silicon to support remote attestation with a cloud service, as well as various tampering counter-measures including an entropy detection unit."

    7 votes
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  16. Make it possible to show all devices in a device-group

    Make it possible to show all devices in a device-group. There is no way today to see all devices in a device-group.

    7 votes
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  17. Support for low power modes

    Without sleep mode and wakeup sources, battery powering a Sphere is not really feasible.
    Modern microcontrollers support several low power modes, wakeup sources and peripherals that can receive data while the core is sleeping / in low power mode. For example: periodically receiving data thru UART from an external sensor; slow-speed ADC sampling directly to memory with DMA; Periodic wake-up by RTC to read an I2C / SPI connected sensor. I assume the Sphere processors are capable of these, but SDK support is missing.

    An example scenario would be:
    - The application processor would be used for communication, mostly sleeping…

    6 votes
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  18. More on update

    "Between stages, the board will appear functional while the next group of updates is downloaded, but during the update you should expect the board to be unresponsive for several minutes at a time."
    I guess we'd better not install it in anything critical then, like a lift (elevator) or an HVAC controller.
    User enters lift, presses button, doors close, lift ascends, software update. "Several minutes" later the panicking user is rescued by fire crew.
    HVAC reaches low-level set point, turns on heating, software update... several minutes later the humans expire from heat stroke.
    At the very least, we need to…

    6 votes
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  19. Samples for I2C support in M4 cores

    Could you please add code samples that use I2C in the M4 cores? Thanks.

    4 votes
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  20. Support for EEBUS

    Add SDK for supporting EEBUS

    4 votes
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