Microsoft is encouraging makers to build security systems, automated lighting controls, and other "Internet of Things" gadgets on Windows 10.

Apple and Google won the first battle for the "post-PC" world, with Android and iOS powering virtually every handheld gadget. Microsoft Windows scarcely registers its presence on mobiles, at under 3% market share (according to comScore). But Microsoft is fighting hard for the next round, which will bring online factory machinery, security systems, climate controls, electronic door locks, and just about every other gadget into the Internet of Things (otherwise known as the IoT).

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Microsoft is encouraging makers to build security systems, automated lighting controls, and other “Internet of Things” gadgets on Windows 10.

Apple and Google won the first battle for the “post-PC” world, with Android and iOS powering virtually every handheld gadget. Microsoft Windows scarcely registers its presence on mobiles, at under 3% market share (according to comScore). But Microsoft is fighting hard for the next round, which will bring online factory machinery, security systems, climate controls, electronic door locks, and just about every other gadget into the Internet of Things (otherwise known as the IoT).

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