MS home automation?
What will that entail I wonder? Virus riddled burglar alarms? Houses that report your every movement back to MS (just an extension of the xbone I guess). Every Tuesday do you need to reboot the house? If you don't pay the license ransom, does your house lock you out? Are the windows replaced with tiles meaning you can't see out?
Sorry. The thought of MS being any where near critical things (in terms of personal privacy/comfort) like home automation worries me deeply. They have proven how willing they are to abuse the position on the desktop, don't let them abuse you in your home.