Azure Digital Twins is advertised as a “platform as a service (PaaS) offering that enables the creation of twin graphs based on digital models of entire environments, which could be buildings, factories, farms, energy networks, railways, stadiums, and more—even entire cities”.
This sounds promising but it does not really ring a bell, does it?
Fortunately, besides the excellent documentation, Microsoft provides a great learning path in MS Learn as part of the AZ-220 Azure IoT developer exam preparations.
There, you will learn how Azure Digital Twins offers new opportunities for representing an Internet of Things solution via twin models, twin relations, and a runtime environment.
You finish the learning path with a hands-on lab where you build a model around a cheese factory and ingest sensor telemetry:
In the demo, the telemetry flows through the runtime and ends up in Time Series Insights.
Yes, the learning path is a good start and will prepare you for the exam or the assessment (you need to pass this assessment for a free one-year certification renewal).
On the other hand, many extra features could be added to turn this good start into a great start!
Think about propagating Azure Digital Twins events and twin property changes through the graph and visualizing live updates of twins in a 3D model, complete with alerts.
Let’s check out some of these additional features and see what you need to do to extend the ADT example.Doorgaan met het lezen van “Extending the AZ-220 Digital Twins hands-on lab with 3D visualization”