Microsoft Shows IoT, Edge Momentum With New Support From Qualcomm, NXP And DJI

Microsoft’s comprehensive IoT platform

Microsoft has been on the move in IoT with a $5 billion investment , building out and connecting what Microsoft calls the “intelligent edge” and the “intelligent cloud”. Two weeks ago, at RSA, Microsoft announced Azure Sphere for the “deep edge”, a platform including certified MCUs, Linux-based Sphere OS, and Azure Sphere security service, which I wrote about here. This week, I’m attending Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle where 6,000 developers, customers, partners, press and analysts come to hear about its latest products, tools and technologies. Microsoft made a mind-boggling array of IoT announcements at Build and I wanted to weigh in on a few of the key ones.

DJI drones

First, Microsoft and DJI announced they will develop drone solutions for agriculture, construction, and public safety verticals, using Azure IoT Edge and AI technologies. While I typically looked at

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