The Connected Home of The Future, According to Microsoft (video)

  • Posted on: 21 May 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The connected home is slowly becoming a reality for many of us and many businesses are positioning themselves to take advantage of this lucrative market. Among the many businesses is Microsoft; quietly and behind the scene they have been working on solutions, that according them we will be using in the next 3 to 15 years. These do not include the Windows operating system or Microsoft Office software but devices and software that we take around with us and appliances that we use in our homes.


This month Steve Clayton was given an exclusive tour of the Microsoft ‘Connected’ Home; where he was give a glimpse of  the solutions soon to come out of the Microsoft home. The technologies demonstrated shows how our lives will change when these devices become main stream.

Among the many demonstrations these are some of the things that I have noticed:

  • There is no need to plug in any of these new devices. It seems that devices of the future will not have any need to plug-in to the wall or other devices to communicate or even recharge their batteries.
  • Your environment can reflect what you are doing and how you feel, with the use of digital wallpaper.
  • Simple things that we use today in the future they will have embedded micro-chip that will allow them to communicate with other devices in order to tell us more about ourselves. Imagine going to the doctor and all he/she wants is your watch to know how our body been doing up to the point you become ill (scary).
  • Communicating with others will be easier not matter where they are.

Overall I think Microsoft has some useful connected home solutions up its sleeve. From the video I like how the television is thin and suspended from the roof.  I can’t wait the see the rest.