Most of the people take for granted a clean and comfortable ambient environment in the peopleâ??s work and living spaces. Honeywell Building Solutions does not. By collecting and processing real-time performance information from the equipment that regulates air quality and temperature in the facilities it services, Honeywell can monitor conditions, preempt maintenance and save its global customers energy, time and money. Honeywell turned to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. By participating in the Microsoft rapid development program, a three-day technology-orientation preview, Honeywell engineers were able to quickly begin configuring a data-processing environment capable of ingesting thousands of events as they happened.