Microsoft’s Azure Sphere, its Linux-based microcontroller plus cloud service, hits general availability


Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware and service designed to better secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices is generally available as of today, February 24. Microsoft initially introduced Azure Sphere, which includes a Microsoft-developed Linux operating system for microcontrollers, in 2018. The technology evolved out of a Microsoft Research project, called Project Sopris.

“IoT is in the science-fair stage. Every enterprise is doing at least one experiment here. But security is really keeping them from going to scale, ” said Galen Hunt, a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and managing director of Azure Sphere.

[Source: ZDNet]