Device Certification Tips & Tricks: Adding Azure software set-up levels

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This month’s edition of Tips & Tricks covers one of the latest additions to the device metadata – Azure software set-up. This information provides the customer with more information about the out-of-the-box experience that they can expect when they purchase your device. You can find more information below about the individual software levels, and how you can edit a previously published device to include this information!

 

As the software set-up levels increase, the expected number of hours required for developer set-up to connect the device to Azure also increases.

  • Level 1: Little to no time is required to connect the device to Azure. This is made possible by including pre-installed software to the device with an easy out-of-the-box experience.
  • Level 2: The customer may take additional time to connect the device the Azure because they must flash a software image to the device for Azure compatibility. However, the software image and instructions to flash are provided by the manufacturer (and included within our catalog).
  • Level 3: Similar to Level 2, the customer must prepare the device for Azure connectivity. However, they must recompile source code to produce their own customized software image.
  • Level 4: The final and most complex level requires customers to develop, customize, and recompile their own device code to connect to Azure. This requires the most time to prepare and does not include any manufacturer-provided information. (Note: If you select Level 4, your device may be subject to additional review regarding eligibility for certification.)

If you have a previously published certified device, and would like to update your information, you can visit our Microsoft Docs tutorial on how to quickly request an update! You can add the information under the ‘Device details section’ under the ‘Software tab.’ Remember to save your information!

 

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You can also find more documentation regarding the Azure software set-up levels on our Microsoft Docs page to learn more.

 

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