Microsoft Exploring ‘Smarter Home Appliances’ with Appliance Manufacturer Miele

(HANOVER, Germany) — Microsoft is looking into integrating its technology into household appliances in a consumer-friendly way as part of a collaboration with appliance manufacturer Miele.

In a series of videos, the company unveiled work being done in conjunction with various companies, including Fujitsu, Kuka and Miele. One customer-minded concept focuses on integrating the web into high-end domestic appliances sold by Miele.

For example, Microsoft says, users would be able to browse recipes at Miele’s website, select one, have the necessary food preparation stages downloaded to their mobile device and via a matching program, loaded to their oven. “The oven is programmed to cook the specific meal using the proper operating mode, temperature, cooking time, humidity and other factors,” Microsoft notes, “taking out guesswork and promising great results.”

“This is just one example of how the Internet of Things and cloud technology are moving from enterprise experiences to personal experiences,” Microsoft’s General Manager for Worldwide Manufacturing and Resources Caglayan Arkan said.

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