Microsoft today announced that it has acquired an Italian company, called Solaris, known for delivering Internet of Things (IOT) service

Solar | Press Kit
Solar | Press Kit

Tom Davis, CEO of Solair had this to say about the acquisition of Microsoft - "The integration of Solair’s technology into the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite will continue to enhance our complete IoT offering for the enterprise. We’ll have more specifics to share about how Solair is helping us build the intelligent cloud in the future."

I for one, am interested to see what Microsoft is up to; God knows its been awhile.