IoT on Microsoft Ignite, March 2021

Although 2021 seems to be a copy of 2021, the Microsoft Ignite has brought us a lot of possitive new ragarting new Microsoft technology we can all wait for. Or even better, it’s available right now.

The biggest Azure IoT on the current Ignite is Azure Percept:

 a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform with added security for creating responsible edge AI solutions. With Azure Percept, we have simplified AI on the edge from silicon to service

Documentation can be found here. The dedicated hardeware (Azure Percept DK is designed as a reference implementation) can be found here. (Datasheet DK | Datasheet Vision) (Availability around the world)

But there were also smaller gems. On of them is “30 days to learn it“. You can complete the IoT Developer challenge and get 50 percent off the cost of a Microsoft Certification:

Implement and maintain the cloud and edge components of an IoT solution. Learn how to connect devices, move workloads to the edge, and build scalable, enterprise-grade, secured IoT solutions on Azure to increase performance, reduce costs, and optimize operations. It’ll only take about 15 hours to discover how to securely connect IoT devices to the cloud, build the intelligent edge, and develop solutions with Azure IoT Central.

There are more certificates to earn. See the site for all eight challenges!

All sessions are available now in the session catalog for you to watch. Below, I summerized all IoT related sessions.

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT, MR and Robotics are Driving Industry 4.0 

Speakers: Justin Jackson|Marek Matuszewski|Rene Schulte

The Internet of Robotic Things: How IoT, MR and Robotics are Driving Industry 4.0 

Industry 4.0 is all about connectivity. Industrial robots, IoT and MR technology are working together to shape the future of supply chain. In this session we’ll discuss the growing demand for robotics and how the infusion of IoT and MR technologies, like HoloLens and Azure Spatial Anchors, have created a whole new market for connected, mobile, autonomous edge solutions that are setting the bar for safety and efficiency.

Microsoft’ and MTS strategic partnership in Russia: Hybrid Cloud, Ecosystem development and IoT

Speakers:Andrey Plavich|Dmitry Teteruk

Microsoft’ and MTS strategic partnership in Russia: Hybrid Cloud, Ecosystem development and IoT

Microsoft and leading telecommunications group in Russia and CIS – MTS will bring together the power of Microsoft IoT Platform and MTS connectivity capabilities for local ISV partners and developers. The content will cover details on creating innovative IoT solutions using wide MTS infrastructure coverage and Microsoft Azure cloud services such as Microsoft IoT Central.

New innovations to bring AI to the edge

Speakers:Roanne Sones|Moe Tanabian

New innovations to bring AI to the edge

Hear about a new product from Microsoft built to be the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, and secure platform for creating edge AI solutions. Learn to go from prototype to production in minutes with hardware accelerators that integrate seamlessly with Azure AI and IoT services.

When Real-Time Insights are Critical, Bring AI Capabilities to Your Network Edge

Speakers:Charles Ferland|Oscar Pallarols

When Real-Time Insights are Critical, Bring AI Capabilities to Your Network Edge

Join Cellnex Telecom and Lenovo to explore how intelligence at the edge complements the intelligence in your data center to enable real-time decision making. Lenovo’s PC, mobile, and data center solutions combine to deliver our edge-computing portfolio with a ‘fit anywhere’ form factor, tamper-proof security, built in AI, and zero-touch manageability.

Learn how Microsoft & Intel unlock the potential of edge & AI in healthcare to collect data & turn it into actionable insights

Speakers:Sanaz Cordes, M.D.|Kevin Lopez|Scott Pellow

Learn how Microsoft & Intel unlock the potential of edge & AI in healthcare to collect data & turn it into actionable insights

Explore how Microsoft and Intel are working together with World Wide Technology to unlock the potential of edge compute and AI in healthcare through collecting, storing and managing data realtime at the edge and turning it into actional insights. Take a look at our open source solution designed using Azure Stack Edge, with concepts that can be applied across multiple industries.

What’s new in Azure Machine Learning – hybrid with Azure Arc and more

Speakers:Anthony Bartolo|Cassie Breviu|Seth Juarez

What’s new in Azure Machine Learning – hybrid with Azure Arc and more

In this demo-led session, learn about our new announcements, use output datasets, labeling and interactive data preparation in Azure Machine Learning studio. Use custom roles and RBAC for fine grained access control. Seamlessly train models on-premises, across multi-cloud and edge with Azure Arc integration. Train thousands of models in parallel with the Many Models accelerator. Use interpretability, fairness, and built-in security to develop responsible solutions.

Accelerate Digital Transformation with the Microsoft Cloud that comes to you.

Speakers:Steve Richardson|Steve Showalter

Accelerate Digital Transformation with the Microsoft Cloud that comes to you.

Accelerate your digital transformation with hybrid cloud and leverage HPE’s deep Cloud Consulting expertise across your Microsoft workloads. Learn how HPE GreenLake cloud services supports your key workloads where they live – across your colocations, data centers and edges—eliminating complexity and silos, driving speed and agility. Get a full cloud experience, as you pay per use, scale rapidly and simplify IT with HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, and Azure Stack HCI.

Conclusion

There was a lot of IoT news this year. A full list of all new Azure IoT features is listed here by Sam George.

So if I missed something, please let me know and I will add it.