The Internet of Things (IoT) can only succeed when things are able to communicate with one another. Within proprietary networks, establishing that communication is fairly easy — but interoperability becomes a challenge as businesses seek ways to communicate seamlessly with customers and suppliers using heterogeneous networks. At this week’s AllSeen Alliance Summit, Microsoft made a major contribution to enabling that communication by announcing that AllJoyn will be implemented into Windows 10.
A project of the cross-industry AllSeen Alliance, 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. By implementing AllJoyn in Windows 10, Microsoft is joining with more than 80 alliance members to support interoperability across a variety of platforms and at scale, advancing the development and vision of IoT. Read more on the MS Open Tech blog; information developers is on the Building Apps for Windows blog.