Microsoft IoT Central preview pricing*

With simplified pricing, Microsoft IoT Central enables you to create new service offerings and bring your connected product vision to life with confidence. As an IoT software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Microsoft IoT Central takes hassle out of managing an IoT solution by removing the management burden, operational costs and overhead of a typical IoT project. Start your free trial today or subscribe on a monthly per device basis.


Microsoft IoT Central core features

  • Device connectivity and management
  • Bi-directional, secure communication
  • Command and control of devices
  • Rules and actions over streaming data
  • User roles and permissions
  • Time series data exploration

  • Seamless integration across business applications
  • Dashboards and custom visualizations
  • Fully hosted and managed by Microsoft

How does billing work for Microsoft IoT Central?

Pricing for Microsoft IoT Central factors in data traffic and the number of connected devices. For the purposes of pricing, data traffic is the throughputs measurements and commands from device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device. A device is a single thing that you receive telemetry from.

Device data is aggregated into a central device data pool for each application in Microsoft IoT Central. Each additional device provides an additional 10MB of data traffic to the central device data pool. Each device’s data traffic is pulled from the central device data pool. Data traffic includes measurements, commands, alarms, alerts and similar messages from device-to-cloud and cloud-to-device.

Consider the following scenarios for examples of how pricing works:

Scenario 1 with < 100 devices
A customer has 80 devices which send a total of 1000 MB of data to the Microsoft IoT Central application
In this case the customer incurs a monthly fixed charge of $500 per month which allows the customer to connect up to 100 devices.
  • $0 for additional devices (since the number of connected devices is less than the included quantity of 100 free devices)
  • $0 for additional traffic (since the traffic sent is equal to the included traffic)
    Total Monthly Charge = $500+$0+$0 = $500 per month
Scenario 2 with 600 devices
A customer has 600 devices which send a total of 5000 MB of data to the Microsoft IoT Central application
In this case the customer incurs a monthly fixed charge of $500 per month which allows the customer to connect up to 100 devices.
  • Number of additional devices = 600-100 = 500
  • Additional Traffic = 0 MB since 600 devices come with 600*10 = 6000MB of included traffic
    Total Monthly Charge = $500+(500*$0.5)+$0 = $750 per month
Scenario 3 with 800 devices
A customer has 800 devices which send a total of 9000 MB of data to the Microsoft IoT Central application
In this case the customer incurs a monthly fixed charge of $500 per month which allows the customer to connect up to 100 devices.
  • Number of additional devices = 800-100 = 700
  • Additional Traffic = 9000MB – (800*10 MB/device) = 1000MB of included traffic
    Total Monthly Charge = $500+(700*$0.5)+(1000 MB*$0.292/MB) = $1142 per month
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