Ok time for some serious Prototyping today. Based on the announcement stated below I had the perfect use case to finally test some of the functionality provided by Azure IoT Hub and Power BI Streaming dataflows.
Some time ago I bought this cool DevKit after I had attended a Microsoft workshop in Munich.
The walkthrough in this article is very precise.
I was able to successfully install all the required software on my local machine. Same is true for the Azure part and so I ended up with this – A piece of hardware sending real time data to my Azure IotT Hub. How cool is that.
The Power BI part was the last thing to do. Again, I followed this well written article.
Et voila I ended up with data which went all the way from my local machine to Azure from there to Power BI and back to my local Power BI Designer. I am still very impressed with the result. For me it was so much fun to glue all this stuff together. This really made me smile for the rest of the day.