- SQL 2014 in-memory database (feature)
- A new cloud service called "Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service" that will host IoT apps that can control all of those sensors used with all of those objects. This isn't the first such service. Salesforce offers a similar cloud, called Salesforce1.
- A new product called the Analytics Platform System (APS) that combines Microsoft's SQL Server database with another trendy database technology called Hadoop. This would be used by companies that want to run their own big data apps in house, instead of using a cloud service.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service | Microsoft
The Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service helps enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) by securely connecting, managing and capturing machine-generated data from a variety of sensors and devices.
Internet of Things: The Future of Business Technology | Microsoft
Microsoft’s Intelligent Systems
Microsoft delivers preview of new Azure cloud service for Internet of Things | ZDNet
Microsoft staffs up its evolving Internet of Things team | ZDNet
Learn about Windows Azure Mobile Services - Microsoft Virtual Academy
Mobile Apps to IoT: Connected Devices with Windows Azure
Clemens Vasters @clemensv May 15 @ Twitter
@maryjofoley to come up with a code-name for new (IoT) feature/project
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