Interact through connected devices

Innovate through intermittently connected devices and perceptive edge devices. Orchestrate millions of such devices, acquire and process limitless data, and take advantage of a growing number of multisensory, multidevice experiences. For devices at the edge of your network, Azure provides a framework for building immersive and effective business solutions. With ubiquitous computing, enabled by Azure combined with AI technology, you can build every type of intelligent application and system you can envision.

Ubiquitous computing is the processing of information that connects devices and processors to have constant availability, so that computing and processing are made to appear anytime and everywhere needed, using any connected device or perceptive edge device. Examples of ubiquitous computing include any system that sends information to another system to complete a task seamlessly, like a fitness watch that alerts that there is an incoming call from a cell phone and allows completion of the call through the watch, or systems that learn and adjust such as a thermostat or smart speakers.

Azure customers employ a continually expanding set of connected systems and devices that gather and analyze data (close to their users, the data, or both), with complete device management. Users get real-time insights and experiences, delivered by highly responsive and contextually aware applications. By moving parts of the workload to the edge, these connected devices can spend less time sending messages to the cloud and react more quickly to spatial events.

Architect solutions that exercise bidirectional communication with IoT devices at billions scale. Use out-of-box, device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routes to other Azure services just through configuration. By taking advantage of cloud-to-device messages, you can reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgment receipts. And you'll automatically resend device messages as needed to accommodate intermittent connectivity.

Here are a few features you'll find:

  • Security-enhanced communication channel for sending and receiving data from IoT devices.
  • Built-in device management and provisioning to connect and manage IoT and edge devices at scale.
  • Full integration with Event Grid and serverless compute, simplifying IoT application development.
  • Compatibility with Azure IoT Edge for building hybrid IoT applications.


To create an IoT Hub instance:

  1. Go to IoT Hub.
  2. Select Create IoT hub.

The Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service is a helper service for Azure IoT Hub that enables zero-touch, just-in-time provisioning.


To create an Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service:

  1. Go to Device Provisioning Services.
  2. Select Add.