Microsoft Positions Itself for The IoT future with “Azure Sphere”
Microsoft’s highly-secured end-to-end solution for connected microcontroller-powered devices. Azure Sphere is a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat. It’s the first time ever that Microsoft has made Linux part of a product offering.
- It will be made available to actual chip manufacturers for free.
- The chip/OS combo will be integrated with an Azure Sphere cloud security service, which will keep the devices up to date with security patches for 10 years or longer.
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