I do most of my dev work with NetMF devices and Windows Azure so I though it would be useful\interesting to explore the different cloud connectivity options.
I’ll start with the simplest possible HTTP based approach, look at how to reduce the device memory footprint, reduce traffic on the wire, secure the data, and take the solution mobile.
Then, as time allows I’ll build clients which use
- Socket connection
- RESTful approach
- web service
- Azure Queue Storage
- Azure BLOB storage
- Azure Service Bus
The initial scenario is a GPS equiped NetMF device reporting position information to an application running in Windows Azure. Rather than reinventing the wheel I have used the NetMF Toolbox NMEA GPS module but have added HDoP reporting.
For the netduino based examples the BoM is