UPDATE 19-10-2021: The accellerators are depricated. Check out IoT Central as a replacement. The source code of this simulation is still available on GitHub.
At the recent Build, Microsoft announced that the Azure IoT Suites were renamed to Microsoft Azure IoT Solution Accelerators.
“A solution accelerator helps you speed up the development and deployment of your IoT solution. It’s open source so you can customize it to fit your business. Use it as a reference for your own solution, or as a demo to see how a finished solution can work for you.”
There are four different accelerators:
- Remote Monitoring
- Connected Factory
- Predictive Maintenance
- Device Simulation
In this blog, we dive into the Device simulation:
“Streamline your IoT solution development by using simulated IoT devices to both build and test your solution throughout the software development lifecycle.”
This is an interesting tool to generate the output of many devices as if there are actually (thousands of) devices connected to an IoT Hub.
What can we do with it? How useful is it?