Microsoft releases a new generation of edge computing tools: edge computing to mainstream business

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 Microsoft releases a new generation of edge computing tools: edge computing to mainstream business


Microsoft Corps initiatives confirm that although the old name of Windows company is getting farther and farther, the company can still be a member of the computing field. Microsoft has just reintegrated the Windows business last month, and at the 2018 annual developer conference, which opened today, Microsoft has shown a series of IoT and edge computing tools and technologies. At last years developer conference, Microsoft executives have been talking to participants about the edge computing business that the company is advancing in the smart cloud / smart edge strategy. Microsoft defines the edge as everything that users interact with the cloud. In the definition of Microsoft, edge devices can be any virtual reality / mixed reality device, UAV, localized personal computers and servers. At this years developer conference, Microsoft executives showed the companys progress in the field of edge computing. The company is opening up AzureIoTEdgeRuntime to enable customers to modify and debug. AzureIoTEdge is a cloud service provided by Microsoft, which aims to allow users to collect and analyze large amounts of data through simple sensors and computers located on the edge of the network without sending data back to the central processor. AzureIoTEdgeRuntime is the software part running on the edge devices of every Internet of things, which is used to manage the modules deployed to each device. In addition, Microsoft is also enabling its custom visual cognitive services to run on AzureIoTEdge, so that even if they are not connected to the cloud, edge devices such as UAVs and industrial devices can also operate visually related functions. Microsoft executives say the first batch of cognitive services that can be used on edge devices will be released at the developer conference, and more cognitive services will be launched in the next few months. UAVs supplier Dajiang is also working with Microsoft to build software development kit for personal computers equipped with Windows10 operating system. According to Microsofts statement, the toolkit allows users to transmit all flight control and real-time data to Windows10 devices. The two companies will also collaborate on the use of other functions of AzureIoTEdge edge computing and MicrosoftAI artificial intelligence services to provide more services to customers in agriculture, construction, public safety, and other vertical fields. Microsoft also announced a partnership with Qualcomm to work together to build a visual AI toolkit for AzureIoTEdge. Microsoft executives said the suite was designed to provide the required hardware and software for the development of a webcam based Internet of things, and to provide a way for developers to build products using Azure machine learning services, while using high pass QualcomVision smart platforms and QualcommAIEngine to provide hardware acceleration services. By applying these products, users can download services from the cloud and run locally on the edge devices. Microsoft has also launched a new voice device software development kit for manufacturers of car / family assistants, smart speakers and other voice devices designed to provide more accurate voice recognition, far field speech recognition, and noise elimination by providing audio processing capabilities of multichannel sound sources. In the near future, Microsoft will also unveil the mystical veil of ProjectKinectforAzure and launch a series of front-end device sensors, including a new generation of deep sensors, which are small in shape and low in power. A spokesman said, Microsoft hardware devices equipped with these sensors will be launched in 2019. (Han Bing) source: NetEase science and technology report editor: Hou Wei Cheng _NT4124 Microsoft also announced a partnership with Qualcomm to work together to build a visual AI toolkit for AzureIoTEdge. Microsoft executives said the suite was designed to provide the required hardware and software for the development of a webcam based Internet of things, and to provide a way for developers to build products using Azure machine learning services, while using high pass QualcomVision smart platforms and QualcommAIEngine to provide hardware acceleration services. By applying these products, users can download services from the cloud and run locally on the edge devices. Microsoft has also launched a new voice device software development kit for manufacturers of car / family assistants, smart speakers and other voice devices designed to provide more accurate voice recognition, far field speech recognition, and noise elimination by providing audio processing capabilities of multichannel sound sources. In the near future, Microsoft will also unveil the mystical veil of ProjectKinectforAzure and launch a series of front-end device sensors, including a new generation of deep sensors, which are small in shape and low in power. A spokesman said, Microsoft hardware devices equipped with these sensors will be launched in 2019. (Han ice)