August 4, 2016 2:39 pm | Updated 4 years ago.
Microsoft wants to be a cardinal point in connecting smart homes. It wants to use Windows 10’s new feature the Cortana voice assistant to do household chores like checking the contents of a refrigerator, opening a door or giving food to the cat. In order to be successful in this feat, the Windows 10 operating system needs to be synced to a wide range of smart home and IoT devices. The recent alliance between Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and the Thread Group is a big step in that direction.
OCF and the Thread Group aims to increase connectivity between smart homes and IoT devices .This process will help in connecting devices running on Windows 10 operating system to most smart home products. This partnership also aims to get rid of multiple IoT standards that used to damage interoperability between devices.
Microsoft envisages on assimilating OCF protocols in the Windows 10 by next year. This will also help in integrating the Thread Group protocols to Windows 10. Users will be able to automate their household task using a device that is loaded with the windows 10 operating system.
Date of Publication: August 3, 2016