Microsoft wants to put Windows 10 at the center of smart homes. The company wants users to be able to tell the operating to switch on a light, open a door, and even check the contents of a refrigerator.
For Windows 10 to be successful, the OS will have to work with a wide range of smart home and IoT devices. The two organizations will work together on improving interoperability between smart home and IoT devices.
This means devices running Windows 10 will be able to connect with most smart home products and program home automation tasks based on events or times of the day. The alliance will benefit smart-home customers, with less guesswork involved in getting devices to work together.
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