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Microsoft announces the public preview of Azure Location Based Services

Microsoft believes that advances in technology will solve many of the problems created in the industrial era to help make society safer, more sustainable, more efficient and more inclusive. For example, as enterprises harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect their physical assets to the cloud, they are dramatically reducing energy usage and consuming fewer natural resources.

But while the breakthrough insights IoT solutions can provide are significant, they can be even more powerful when combined with location-based insights. At AutoMobility LA on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Location Based Services, a new Azure cloud offering to power the “Location of Things.”

“This includes geographical data that can better connect smart cities, infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and empower industrial transformation, from manufacturing to retail to automotive – and everything in between,” writes Sam George, director of Microsoft Azure IoT, in a post on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Available in early December, Azure Location Based Services will provide an enterprise-ready location service for customers to build mobility, asset tracking and other geospatial applications that provide useful insights through one dashboard, one subscription and one bill.

To learn more, read Sam George’s post on the Official Microsoft Blog.