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Microsoft readies to join the ‘Internet of Things’ with Windows on Devices


We are less than 12 hours away from Microsoft’s keynote at Build 2014. We’re really looking forward to all the news surrounding Windows Phone 8.1. That said, Microsoft will be showing off plenty of other products, devices and services. It also looks like Microsoft is ready to join the ‘Internet of Things’. A website has gone live on the night before Build. The site gives us a little insight into what else Microsoft may announced this week.

Windows on Devices ( is now live on the internet. The site talks about the next big thing being small and how Microsoft plans to bring Windows to a whole new class of devices.

What sort of devices? A coffee mug, a talking bear, a robot or anything else your imagination can dream up. Microsoft even says they'll demo a connected piano with Windows on Devices at Build 2014.

It looks like Microsoft might be making development tools for developers looking to join the Internet of Things. An SDK is expected to release during spring 2014 with a look at new software and APIs.  Windows on Devices will allow devs to work with development boards like the Intel Galileo.

Anyone looking forward working with Windows on Devices? Sound off below.

Update: And just like that, the website is down. We suspect it'll be up again once Microsoft 'officially' announces Windows on Devices. 

Source: Windows on Devices Via: The Verge



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mjyumping says:

Cool! Windows on my toothbrush! Lol

TechAbstract says:

Windows on my windows

Neo Nuke says:

I see what you did there. :)

stephking92 says:

So you can stay in front of your PC while getting sunshine at the same time? Genius!!

Ronnet says:

It would actually be really cool if you could enabe Windows on any (smart)glass surface near you. Whether it's your computer screen, tv, mobile or kitchen window. Where ever you are, just tap the screen and your personal tile-based UI pops up (and syncs across platforms). This reminds me of Nokia's vision for the future video they showed years ago. Btw, kind of strange that a company with such a vision was unable to respond to the iPhone on time (they already saw smartglasses coming).

Eas195 says:

Windows on my bed?

IceDree says:

Yo Doug, We heard you like Windows, so we put Windows on Your Windows, so you can windows while you windows on your windows.

Now you officially been Windowsed ... Enjoy your windows. :p

th3l3g3nd says:

Thanks X to the Z and West Coast Customs.

And thanks MTV for widowsizing my windows!

chrish91 says:

I believe that it shall be a Pip-Boy.

Forrest C says:

YES! Signed Up Just For This comment!

chrish91 says:

Haha nicely done! Welcome! :)

Windows in my bathroom..!! LOL..

Please get some curtains at least. :P

Aniket Bhat says:

So you can drop "an android" in your windows bathroom.

Don't forget to wipe your IOS!

sholokov says:

Haha... I get it.

rahx says:

So we do get the Windows 8 Microwave after all

RogerWh says:

I sent this tip in before that verge article. You could've beat Tom to it. 

aerosidinc says:

windows glasses

indieimprint says:

Windows refrigerator yass

Link is opening the search results for windowsondevice in wpcentral

andreirlopes says:

"Damn, Windows, you were in me sexxx dreams. Doing really nasty things."

andresalviar says:

Windows in my bed

I want to be that W.I.N.D.O.W.S (pop music reference for those who don't know #Artpop

andreirlopes says:

We could, we could belong together. My WINDOWS could mean anything.

Chemilinski says:

This one's the best. ONE INTERNET STAR TO YOU.
(yas gaga)

spaulagain says:

I really want a smartwatch, especially with a Metro interface. I really hope Microsoft/Nokia will bring such a device before all the Google kids take credit.

SwimSwim says:

Indeed. Android Wear actually looks really nice. Shame that Google is getting credit for a category partially pioneered by Microsoft.

sholokov says:

Microsoft seems to be always late in the game.

benrp says:

Oooo, interesting. Im hoping for a smartwatch, something classical, even co-designed with a Swiss watch maker would beyond fantastic.

Looking for that blue screen of death on my smart watch.

Kadcidxa says:

1998 called, they want their joke back.

Reach4zasky says:

Hahaha!! I see what you guys are doing. Regular show!!!

E Lizzle says:

If you saw some of the errors WP can generate if it has a problem mounting its boot filesystem you might not consider that joke to be so nineties.

April Fools is over for most people, and is almost done for us in PST. :P

wpgeek820 says:

How about that Nokia 3310 running windows phone? :|

Aniket Bhat says:

That was an April Fool's day prank.

wpgeek820 says:

I know. But it would be nice if they really made it.

ebin5 says:

Windows in cars should be released very soon as apple has launched carplay.

Devmer11 says:

they've had windows in cars lol for a while now

rex.reyesiii says:

Whatever happened to Ford Sync "by Microsoft"?

IceDree says:

They are dropping Microsoft for BlackBerry's QNX.

spaulagain says:

Actually, they aren't. They are just thinking about it. Nothing has been finalized yet. But SYNC is a mess, and MS really needs to overhaul that with the W8 ecosystem, etc.

sholokov says:

It had sync issues :P

Rick Smits says:

Goodnight Sam and friends. Have fun! Can't wait to see the good news in 12 hours

Just make sure windows phone works properly. Then think about anything else. 2 & a half years and still not much growth that we can call significantly .

cuwe says:

Harsh ,but true :)

Revi Bennett says:

Ok, growing 91% y-o-y is not growth. Or do you mean no significant market share. Becuase wp is growing; i even saw two from two random people at one loaction, the first time :-). I live in jamaica. Plus 30, 000 lumia cooperate deal in spain, i would say that is progess.

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The_Lord23 says:

Ohh, Jamaica! I'm half Jamaican; I'd quite like to go there some day...

josonjoy1986 says:

Still commented via WPC App for Android ??? Lol

Revi Bennett says:

And your point is? I have a cheap android tablet because i do not work (42% youth unemployment). Yet i use onedrive, outlook, bing(yeah it sucked in jamaica until i put it to us)- amd i have experiment a lot, google and bing results are the same with minor difference of course. I visit wpcentral, tom warrn, mary j, even misterxmedia. I know everything msft that i can find online, including the subsidary that makes big cameras to photogragh the earth. So i do not get your point. But miss computing without crippling limitation.

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Renaldo868 says:

I'm from Trinidad and Tobago. It's catching on here too, just like Differentology did.

Choco22 says:

Windows on my window ;)

cuwe says:

Windows on vibrators ?

The_Lord23 says:

I wonder how Microsoft could implement that lol

Kristijan87 says:

RSOD. "Fatal error has occured. Please remove the device and plug it back in 3-5 days from now."

I need a watch to accompany my WindowsPhone and Surface!

Aniket Bhat says:

Imagine if you could connect your smartwatch with cortana on your Win8.1, WP8.1

swizzlerz says:

The website is down

I thought I was the only one ;) I was blaming my wifi connection lol

Windows on my ipad?

Windows on condoms

Windows on my laptop?

What the hell does that even mean? 'Readies to join the internet of things'. It's gibberish.

Windows on my floor

swizzlerz says:

Windows that - seams faster

Burnbackin says:

Does anyone know how I can video stream the whole conference thing? Thx

Windows within another Windows within Windows

So...Windows on my Fridge...with a 'Fridge History' backup tool? An endless cycle of food!

andreirlopes says:

Can you imagine that? *o* pizza forever *-*

cyborg4 says:

They took the site down.

So it means windows on wearables stuff, are they ready to fight against google and apple?

Neo Nuke says:

Windows on any surface. So everything is a Surface

2Suave says:

Curious. Do you guys appreciate it when I suggest corrections to your grammatical errors?

swizzlerz says:

Go ahead, why dontcha go at it?

stui83 says:

Only if the error loses the meaning of the sentence

You are steal quit

Evronian says:

A smartwatch that doesn't look like a power rangers' watch would be very welcome, but it seems that it might still be months away.. Anyway, looking forward to see more Windows everywhere, just as Google did with android.

eshy says:

The Motorola one looks great, all they had to do was make it round and not square to achieve that

Evronian says:

Yeah, the Moto one looks really nice but afaik it's still an early prototype..

upsidedown says:

Windows on my MacBook

Already possible. BootCamp.

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Fndlumia says:

Car infotainment, smartwatch's and connected whitegoods.

File manager on my windows phone

How to watch Live on windows phone(Lumia 520) on 2G?

Devmer11 says:

that's going to be a misreable experiance 2G network speed for a high res 3 hour conference think about it

Yeah. I know but i dont have any option. It will be live at 9PM IST so i will not be in my office. So i want to watch it in my phone.

Get one day unlimited 3G data pack

I have postpaid connection :(

I feel sorry for you. Even if you miss it, I think you can still get a record from YouTube later.

OK thanks. That will be great to watch it later in my home :D

Freuder says:

Clever strategy - they're doing what Apple can't do because they don't allow their OS on devices they don't make.

"Apple can't do...."
More like they didn't do.

ralexand56 says:

Sounds like some niche thing for hobbiest. Still excited to see what it can do.

eshy says:

The IoT idea has been around for a while but in the last couple of years it's getting a big push (now that processors are small and powerful enough to actualy make it usable).

Most technologies starts as a hobbiest thing (PCs and the Internet did too and some of us had smartphones long before the iPhone came out)

khipara says:

Windows on Google Chrome.

You mean Windows on internet?

Naren Parker says:

I bet they're gonna name it Windows Embedded 8.1 Update 1 Handheld for Coffee Mug with Enterprise Feature Pack SP2 :P

swizzlerz says:

Windows conceptual small system standard device implementation featuring the latest in Microsoft Plus Pack with a azure backbone topped off with sp1 2 3 and 4 but to be discontinued to be replaced by silverlite for small things.

windows on a nokia watch...

asylumxl says:

Windows for Pants. For the exhibitionists out there. Also allows the flatulent to open various windows to aid dispersion.

nez99 says:

Good night from NZ, looking forward to dozens of stories when I wake up, its like Xmas for geeks!

Here in India it'll be night 9pm, so Christmas eve!

Hey is not 1st April anymore!

lubbalots says:

What time does it start? Will it be recorded live?

neonspark says:

I really hope MSFT innovation on weareable tech will go beyond hats and shirts.

aitt says:


i_says says:

Curious how this will differ from their .net Micro Framework product. Will they release it for .net Gadgeteer?
I love c#, but .net MF is crippled by their lack of generics and or unit testing framework.