Azure IoT Tools July Update: IoT Edge tooling GA and more!

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Welcome to the July update of IoT Tooling!

In the release, we have made a lot of features and improvements for our IoT developers!

General Availability of IoT Edge tooling

Azure IoT Edge was released in the year of 2017. With near two years’ continuous working on the Azure IoT Edge Tooling, we are happy to announce that Azure IoT Edge Tooling is now general available. Azure IoT Edge Tooling includes:

ARM64 support in Azure IoT Edge extension for Visual Studio Code

With the release of IoT Edge 1.0.8, Azure IoT Edge is supported on ARM64 IoT Edge devices. In the meanwhile, I’m glad to share the steps of developing and debugging ARM64 IoT Edge custom modules in VS Code. For details, you could checkout this blog post for more information.

Containerized tool chain to simplify IoT device development

In early this month, we announced the preview of a new feature enabled in Azure IoT Tools extension in VS Code to simplify the device cross-compiling tool chain acquisition effort for device developers working on embedded Linux devices (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu, Yocto Linux…) with Azure IoT by encapsulating the compilers, device SDK and essential libraries in Containers. All you need is to install or upgrade the IoT Device Workbench and get started developing within the container, just like today you are using a local environment. For details, you could checkout this blog post for more information.

Try it out

Please don’t hesitate to give it a try! We will continuously improve our IoT developer experience to empower every IoT developers on the planet to achieve more!

Jun Han
Jun Han

Software Engineer II, Visual Studio IoT Tooling

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