Microsoft announced expansion to its partner program Azure Certified for IoT on the second day of Convergence EMEA conference.
The company welcomed industrial device partners including Adlink Technology, Arduino, e-con, Embedded Systems, Nexcom International, Samsung, STMicrocelectronics and Toradex to become part of this program.
Microsoft Azure Certified tests and certifies IoT-enabled platform, device, and operating system combinations to enable faster time to implementation.
The program allows a company’s customers to know that its applications and services meet customers’ expectations, while running on Microsoft Azure .
At the event, Microsoft integrated Cortana into its Power BI business intelligence. This enhancement will enable businesses to ask natural-language questions directly from Cortana with answers surfaced from Power BI data.
The IT major also introduced Quick Insights to Power BI. The new addition will allow users to run a variety of analytical algorithms on their data to search for potential insights.
The company also announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise-class ERP solution architected for the cloud.