Senior Microsoft official uses Windows Media Centers, Lifeware automation and mostly off-the-shelf technologies for 11,000-square-foot home.
House Mode
Entertainment Center
The Arts Scene
Virtual Museum
One-Touch Scenes
Back-Up Light Switches
Whole House Music
Thermostat Control
Security
Baby Cam
Weather Report
Media Center Rack
Cloning Content
Home Theater Projector
Big Screen Experience
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House Mode

Clicking on the “House” icon on any of the Lifeware interfaces lets users control the music, temperature and other settings in any room of the house. Lifeware is the central home automation system for the Microsoft exec’s home. The software runs on Media Center PCs and integrates with home’s lighting, security, audio, energy management and communications systems.

Read more: Top Microsoft Exec Shows Off Media Center-Based Home