Microsoft and Samsung join forces for the smart home business

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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  • Microsoft and Samsung want to take the smart home industry by storm, an industry which, according to T4, will total $297.5 billion in 2022.
  • Microsoft's Azure and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service will store and analyze IoT data from a network of smart sensors from inside a building, and from Samsung’s smart home appliances.
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Microsoft and Samsung deal for the smart home business

Last year, Microsoft and Samsung renewed their partnership for increased productivity across devices, applications, and services.

It was just another step in the long-lasting collaboration between the two giant companies.

Now, the two companies announced a global collaboration focused on digitally transforming the real estate development and property management industries.

They want to take the smart home industry by storm, an industry which, according to T4, will total $297.5 billion in 2022.

Azure Digital Twins recreates the IoT environment

Microsoft invested heavily in IoT and its Azure Digital Twins technology that can create detailed, digital scaled models of a building’s interior and surroundings.

With Azure Digital Twins, we can create comprehensive digital models of entire environments and a living digital replica of real-world things, places, business processes, and people to help customers gain insights that drive better products, optimization of operations, cost reduction and breakthrough customer experiences

, said Sam George, corporate vice president, Azure IoT, Microsoft. 

To be clear, Microsoft’s Azure and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service will store and analyze IoT data from a network of smart sensors from inside a building, and from Samsung’s smart home appliances.

That includes HVAC systems and smart TVs but also Samsung’s mobile devices. Samsung will also offer the SmartThings mobile development tools for builders.

When will we see the new smart home solutions?

Neither company provided any time reference for when the new solutions will hit the market but they announce that they will test them ay the National University of Singapore (NUS).

NUS is very excited to work with Microsoft and Samsung in piloting smart building management solutions on our campus. The experience gained from this trial could help us transform the way we maintain our buildings with predictive maintenance, enable better user experiences and create a smart campus ecosystem, and it has potential to scale up at the national level.

, said Professor Yong Kwet Yew, senior vice president of Campus Infrastructure at NUS.