The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how businesses gather and use data to develop competitive insights and create new financial opportunities. As IoT technology matures and our partners gain more experience, they are evolving their business models to increase the overall return on investment of their IoT solutions. This includes adding recurring revenue, enhancing security, and reducing support costs.
At Computex a few weeks back, we announced Windows 10 IoT Core Services, which enables our IoT partners to commercialize their solutions running on Windows 10 IoT Core. We are now excited to announce the public preview of this service along with details on purchasing and pricing. As described in our previous blog, IoT Core Services provides 10 years of operating system support along with services to manage device updates and assess device health.
I have no idea what any of this means, but I’m just the copier and paster.
I’ll help out with a quick summary:
In the IoT space there have been concerns about device management such as how to reliably update software, reliably update an OS, reliably deal with drivers with an addition to how to have a sufficient security envelope.
MS is pushing their Azure Cloud IoT Hub services and Windows 10 OS as a way of doing this. It doesnt seem like a horrible solution (especially if you consider that the current wild west state of IoT has resulted in completely open and compromised devices joining bot nets….), but I remain skeptical.
Edited 2018-07-19 14:23 UTC