How to set up Azure Sphere


Before starting to prototype and develop Azure Sphere applications, you need to set up Azure Sphere on your PC. In this unit, you'll learn how to install the Azure Sphere SDK, claim your device, and set up Azure Sphere for application deployments.

Steps to install

The steps you'll need to take are:

  • Install Azure Sphere SDK: so that you work with the azsphere command-line utility.
  • Claim your device: by using an Azure Sphere tenant. Each device is claimed once, and after you claim your device, you can't move it to different tenant. Claiming the device associates its unique, immutable device ID with your Azure Sphere tenant. The Azure Sphere Security Service uses the device ID to identify and authenticate the device.
  • Configure Azure Sphere for network connection and update the device OS: The Azure Sphere device checks and receives OS updates and application updates from the Azure Sphere Security Service each time it boots. Azure Sphere can also communicate with services such as Azure IoT Hub.

Configuration steps

The steps you follow are:

  1. Install Visual Studio Code.
  2. Install the Azure Sphere SDK.
  3. Claim your Azure Sphere device.
    1. Log in to Azure Sphere.
    2. Create a new tenant.
    3. Set the default Azure Sphere tenant.
    4. Claim your Azure Sphere device.
  4. Configure the Azure Sphere Wi-Fi network.
  5. Update the Azure Sphere OS.
  6. Enable app development on the device.

After you successfully complete this unit, the components that you need will be installed and your development environment will be set up to develop applications.