Microsoft Azure Gets Into Ag Tech With Preview of FarmBeats

At its recent annual Ignite event in Orlando, FL, Microsoft announced that Azure FarmBeats, a project that until now was mostly a research effort, will be available as a public preview and in the Azure Marketplace, writes Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch. FarmBeats is Microsoft’s project that combines IoT sensors, data analysis, and machine learning.


“The goal of FarmBeats is to augment farmers’ knowledge and intuition about their own farm with data and data-driven insights,” Microsoft explained in an announcement. The idea behind FarmBeats is to take in data from a wide variety of sources, including sensors, satellites, drones, and weather stations, and then turn that into actionable intelligence for farmers, using AI and machine learning.

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