Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Preparing for the Azure IoT Labs
- Bill of Materials
- Install a Code Editor
- Install Node.js (v0.12.x)
- Set Up a Development Directory
- Create a Microsoft Azure Trial Account
- Conclusion & Next Steps
Preparing for the Azure IoT Labs
The first part of this lab series will teach you how to create IoT devices that send telemetry to the cloud. You will use Azure services, such as Stream Analytics and PowerBI to create visualizations of the telemetry. In the second part of the lab series you will use Notification Hubs to send command & control messages back to the device.
Bill of Materials
To prepare your development environment for this lab series you don’t need anything other than a computer. Each lab in the series will have a bill of materials indicating what is required for that lab.
Install a Code Editor
If you don’t already have one installed, pick a text/code editor. Feel free to use anything you like, provided it won’t inject any extra text into your files.
Install Node.js (v0.12.x)
Set Up a Development Directory
Prepare a place to save all of your work in the labs. We recommend an easy to navigate to directory with a relatively short path. Create a new folder/directory for the labs:
Mac OS X
Create a Microsoft Azure Trial Account
In this lab series you will use Microsoft Azure as the cloud backend for your IoT solution. If you don’t already have an Azure account, go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/ to start a free trial of Microsoft Azure. You may need a credit card for identity verification but the trial is completely free. If you have an MSDN Subscription you may be eligible for free credits to Microsoft Azure every month. Check your MSDN account page for details.
Conclusion & Next Steps
That’s it for now. You are ready to start the first lab, Setting Up Azure IoT Hub.