Microsoft has pushed out a number of updates to its open source internet of things (IoT) project ConnectTheDots.io to enable it to support more sensor data types, including sound and other data from Microsoft Band.
Created by Microsoft Open Technologies, ConnectTheDots.io is an open source project that can be used to connect tiny devices to Microsoft Azure services to build IoT solutions.
Ahead of the launch of the Azure IoT Suite, which will be released in preview later this year, it is being touted as an ideal starting point for developers who want to start experiencing Azure IoT services now to do near real-time data analytics, apply machine learning experiments and more to data coming from sensors.
Other updates to the project include the addition of new Windows Phone apps, which means that those who don’t have a maker board can use their phone to create IoT solutions instead. The group has published two app examples. The first sends the phone’s sensor data (light, acceleration) or simulated data for temperature and humidity that you can tune using a slider on the phone app. The second sends the data from a Microsoft Band paired with the Windows Phone.
Microsoft has said it will be making more additions to ConnectTheDots.io soon, including anomaly detection on real-time stream of data using the Azure Machine Learning anomaly detection service, Intel Edison running a Node.js sample, and an Event Hub monitoring tool to help debug data streams.
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