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The NextMarket Report — Miele

Microsoft Exits Smart Home Isolation Chamber, Heads To Kitchen

Mike Wolf Microsoft Miele Smart Home Smart Kitchen

It's funny, when I'm working with a client to develop a smart home strategy and we discuss potential partners, Microsoft's name is one that always that comes up. It's not that surprising really, since the company was what I would a "first wave" connected home company. Even before the great connected device revolution of the last five years, the company was instrumental in getting Universal Plug and Play off the ground and had a big whole-home connected entertainment play with Media Center and Media Center Extender, all before they finally got a big hit with a little platform called Xbox. But outside of the Xbox platform,...

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