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UPDATE: Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) for IoT

The Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework (WAF) aims to address the challenges of building IoT workloads on Azure. Five pillars of architectural excellence underpin the IoT workload design methodology, serving as a compass for subsequent design decisions. The articles in this series delve into how to evaluate the design areas using IoT-specific design principles in the reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency pillars.

Azure IoT continues to evolve with new capabilities and emerging best practices. The following WAF for IoT articles have been revised to incorporate current guidance on when to use Azure IoT Hub and Azure IoT Central, considerations for security and cost optimization, and recommendations to optimize IoT solution reliability and operational excellence:

To run the revised WAF assessment, go to the Microsoft Assessments website (link below), select "Start Assessment", and then choose the "Internet of Things" workload: