08. December 2015 · Comments Off on Microsoft’s home automation software: HomeOS · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Microsoft’s Research arm, which spends much of its time pursuing “moonshot” projects, created a home automation software product before both Apple and Google did, but never capitalised on the idea. The software, named HomeOS, was just that: an operating system for the home. The website is still available to view (but hasn’t been updated since 2012), complete with demo videos that show something that it had real potential and is very similar to today’s products.

Source: Microsoft’s home automation software: HomeOS – Business Insider