Azure IoT Central — Quick Hands-on Guide

Juarez Junior
7 min readMar 20, 2021
Microsoft Azure IoT

by Juarez Junior


Azure IoT Central is an IoT SaaS solution by Microsoft. It is an IoT application platform that simplifies the creation of IoT solutions.

Azure IoT Central simplifies the initial setup of your IoT solution and reduces the management burden, operational costs, and overhead of a typical IoT project.

This blog post provides a quick introduction to Azure IoT Central. You’ll need an Azure subscription to perform the steps below. If you do not have an Azure subscription, you can get a free Microsoft Azure account here.

So without further ado, let's get started!

Create an Azure IoT Central Application

Open the Azure IoT Central Manager available at

Click on the Create a custom app button located at the bottom of the page to create a new Azure IoT Central Application.

Provide your desired value for the Application name. Note that your URL will be created as per the desired input value.

Select Free as your Pricing plan.

IoT Central — New Application

Click the Create button at the bottom of this New Application page:

Create button

A progress indicator will appear as below:

IoT Central app being provisioned

You’ll see the screen below as soon as it is finalized:

New IoT Central app — Azure IoT Central Workshop Dublin

Create a new Device Template for ESP32

Now you have to inform the device type you are going to use in your application.

Juarez Junior

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