Mi­crosoft launches Azure lo­ca­tion based ser­vices

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Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing at Au­to­mo­bil­ity LA 2017 in Los Angeles, Cal­i­for­nia, Sam Ge­orge, di­rec­tor – Azure IoT, Mi­crosoft said, “Mi­crosoft is mak­ing an ef­fort to solve mo­bil­ity chal­lenges and bring gov­ern­ment bod­ies, pri­vate com­pa­nies and au­to­mo­tive OEMs to­gether, us­ing Mi­crosoft’s in­tel­li­gent cloud platform.”

The new lo­ca­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties will pro­vide cloud de­vel­op­ers crit­i­cal ge­o­graph­i­cal data to power smart cities and In­ter­net of Things (IoT) so­lu­tions across in­dus­tries. This in­cludes man­u­fac­tur­ing, au­to­mo­tive, lo­gis­tics, ur­ban plan­ning and re­tail, etc.

TomTom Telem­at­ics will be the first of­fi­cial part­ner for the ser­vice, sup­ply­ing crit­i­cal lo­ca­tion and real-time traf­fic data, pro­vid­ing Mi­crosoft cus­tomers with ad­vanced lo­ca­tion and map­ping ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Mi­crosoft’s Azure lo­ca­tion based ser­vices will of­fer en­ter­prise cus­tomers lo­ca­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties in­te­grated in the cloud to help any in­dus­try improve traf­fic flow. Mi­crosoft also an­nounced that Azure LBS will be launched in 2018, and will be avail­able glob­ally in more than 30 lan­guages.

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