Microsoft is to implement AllJoyn, an open source framework, into its new Windows 10 operating system, which is due to launch in 2015.
AllJoyn is an open source software framework and set of services that aims to enable interoperability among connected devices, regardless of the underlying proprietary technology or communications protocols.
It was developed by the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration designed to advance the internet of things (IoT) movement. Microsoft joined the alliance in July, aiming to collaborate with 80 other key industry players.
“To have devices of various sorts built by different manufacturers exchange information and create a seamless experience and realise the full potential of IoT, we need a standards-based approach that enables scale and interoperability, and prevents the industry to fracture into miniature ecosystems that encourage lock-in and forces customers to work harder to get the benefit out of connected things,” said Olivier Bloch, senior technical evangelist at Microsoft Open Technologies, in a blog post.
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