IoT bridges the physical and digital worlds by enabling devices with sensors and an internet connection to communicate with cloud-based systems via the internet.

This is a logo for Tailwind Traders, a fictitious home improvement retailer.

Tailwind Traders sees many opportunities to use Azure IoT services across many different facets of their operations, from new product development to logistics and point-of-sale.

In this module, you'll help Tailwind Traders select the right Azure IoT service offering for its business scenarios. By evaluating the services in relation to a set of decision criteria, you'll learn about what the various services do, how they're different or complementary, and when to use one or the other.

Learning objectives

After you've completed this module, you'll be able to:

  • Choose the Azure IoT service that best addresses your business scenario.


  • Familiarity with basic computing concepts and terminology
  • Familiarity with cloud computing is helpful but not necessary