During Build developer conference early this year, Microsoft announced IoT Plug and Play, a new open modeling language that allows enterprises to easily connect IoT devices to the cloud. This service solves one of the biggest challenges enterprises face — deploying IoT solutions at scale. Microsoft today announced that IoT Plug and Play is now available in preview.
Microsoft IoT Plug and Play service offers a large ecosystem of partner-certified devices that can work with any IoT solution. Compal, Kyocera and STMicroelectronics will release the first wave of IoT devices based on Microsoft’s new modelling language. Also, solution developers can now start using Azure IoT Central or Azure IoT Hub to build IoT solutions that integrate seamlessly with IoT devices enabled with IoT Plug and Play.
You can find IoT Plug and Play devices through the Azure Certified for IoT device catalog. Each IoT Plug and Play device in the catalog has been validated, and has a device capability model. View the device capability model to understand the device’s functionality or use it to simulate the device in Azure IoT Central.
During the preview period, IoT Plug and Play service is available only in the North Europe, Central US, and Japan East regions. It will be available in other regions in the coming months.
You can learn more about this announcement here.