The Internet of Things connects real world machines to the internet for both command and control purposes and telemetry gathering. IoT is expected to be a major growth technology for the next few years. Microsoft has positioned itself to supply both an operating system that runs on commodity IoT processing units, and the messaging services to connect IoT devices to the cloud.
Windows IoT Core is the version of Windows for maker boards and small devices. Additionally, Microsoft has released Azure IoT Hub service, which offers reliable and secure device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device messaging, all available through a streamlined programming model.
In this session, Jason Ditzel will demonstrate how a .NET developer can use their existing skills to work with the Internet of Things by using Windows IoT Core on a Raspberry Pi 2 and connect it the cloud via Azure IoT Hub.