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  1. Add python programming language

    Is there any way of using python for programming in Azure Sphere?

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  2. An API to determine if device is in field or debug mode

    In Debug mode we already see that OTA is switched off to not interfere with the debugging process. However in code, we might still react to function calls or events coming from IoT hub.

    Of course we can create workarounds e.g. by connecting to different IoT Hubs for prod and debug, but a simple way to know whether the device is in debug or not would be an improvement I think.

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  3. Cross-Platform tooling

    Hello folks!

    I've looking on how the tooling for Azure Sphere works and it comes to:


    • The net461 azsphere CLI

    • Azure Sphere Device Comms Service: C:\Program Files (x86)\Azure Sphere Device Communication Service

    • Azure Sphere SDK (toolchain, sysroot): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Azure Sphere SDK

    • Some VS Extensions
      The CLI has no reason it couldn't be turned it netcoreapp2.x as it doesn't have native dependencies on the OS that I've found out.

    The SDK is basically an arm-poky-linux-musleabi toolchain with its sysroot, so it can be easily built for other OSes like Linux/OSX while the sysroot is the same.

    The Comms service…

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  4. MT3620 third-party cryptographic certifications

    If the MT3620 (and any other, future Azure Sphere chip) is to become a trusted agent for its customers and users, Microsoft should have its cryptographic functions certified by neutral third parties. Such certifications should be made public for everyone to be able to trust the platform.

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  5. More available RAM

    Why is only 256kb available to apps !! We need more RAM to be available for apps. Remove that artificial limitation ASAP!!!

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  6. GPIO APIs incomplete

    The GPIO apis are incomplete. While the MT3620 may not have internal pull ups/pull downs, other microcontrollers moving forward will. You'll need to have a way of configuring the pull state of individual GPIOs going forward.

    Doug

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  7. Fix the OS update process

    The OS update process is error prone and very hard to find even the smallest of failing hooks. For Azure Sphere to really get widespread use both security and ease of maintenance need to share the products highest priorities. Hopefully the update process can have some intelligent logging and meaningful error management added. Cheers Peter Molloy

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  8. Support for Apple HomeKit

    Provide SDK for implementing Apple HomeKit on Azure Sphere devices for MFi Licensees

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  9. Thread Protocol and BLE

    The Azure Sphere is too power hungry in a lot of use cases. Thread protocol would be the preferred for a lot of home/business and lighting automation use cases.

    It will be great if the capabilities can be extended with use cases to possibly include or use with nordic-semi nrf52840 which has both thread and BLE capabilities ( it also has a 2.4 GHz radio)

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  10. RS-485 and LAN tcp/ip samples

    The concept of Azure sphere is great and we are trying to use as it is intended in our use case scenarios.

    However, wireless is not always the the best or preferred communication in lot of scenarios - e.g. access control readers

    It will be great if Azure Sphere samples are extended to include RS-485 and LAN connectivity

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  11. Mutable storage improvements

    Currently (19.10) applications can use Mutable storage, but this Mutable storage feature is very limited. Applications can have max 64kb and only 1 file. 64kb is not enough in some cases. So, let's increase this to 256kb at least. Also, it would be nice to have multi-file support, for instance int Storage_OpenMutableFile(filename).

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  12. Enable SPI s-l-a-v-e mode

    Now only SPI Master Mode supported for azure sphere, is there any plan for feature versions that make it possible for azure sphere board working as a spi s-l-a-v-e ?

    How could s-l-a-v-e being a blocked word here?

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  13. Ensure IPv6 works well by default, including on IPv6-only networks

    Many networks are switching to IPv6-only, with IPv4 provided as a service over IPv6. Some of the largest mobile networks have gone this way, and some broadband end enterprise networks are following. Microsoft is taking this approach in some of their corporate offices (look for talks by Veronika McKillop). Microsoft XBox has also taken an IPv6-first approach. Billions of IoT devices will push IP addresses to their limits, so having first-class IPv6 support in Sphere is critical (as IPv4 just won't scale, and we don't want to be dependent on IPv4aaS technologies once those become dominant for IPv4 access some…

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  14. Support Rust

    Rust allows devs to write safe, low-level code.

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  15. Unlock SDK

    19 SDK versions ....

    Please unlock:
    wolf
    crypto
    cert store
    internal MQTT client

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  16. Allow to configure GPIO for higher drive strengths

    Allow to configure GPIO for higher drive strengths if available

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  17. socket ioctl() FIONREAD not exist

    ioctl(sock, FIONREAD, &cnt) ) not exist

    I make Arduino port and I need solution for

    int wifiClient::available()

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  19. Allow removal of device from device group

    One should be able to move remove device from the device group

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  20. Add back the empty example to the Create Project template selection

    Add back the empty example to the Create Project template selection. Starting with the "blinky" example means that I have to remove extraneous code each time I want to start a new project.

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