Could AllJoyn-Powered Windows 10 Machines Tip Balance In Smart Home?

Time makes a good point in that the addition of AllJoyn capabilities to Windows 10 could be a big deal. Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the IoT front, but an smart home-AllJoyn powered operating system from Microsoft could provide an interesting counterbalance to HomeKit and Weave.

Also, let's not forget Windows typically has had strong UPnP support, and UPnP has recently been pushing the fairly pervasive home networking discovery protocol has been pushing into IoT.

I do think Microsoft will likely have some interesting new IoT and smart home initiatives they will spring on us this year, and Windows 10 could be a big part of their efforts going forward. 

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