Microsoft Research is continuing to advance work on its home operating system (HomeOS) project. Now testers can use a framework, with ties to Windows Azure, to more easily monitor and update their device and sensor tests.

The latest new component is the addition of a new framework, called the Lab of Things (LOT), which allows researchers to better study connected device usage in homes and other physical spaces.

Microsoft is fielding a first beta of the LOT software development kit (SDK), seemingly in conjunction with the opening day of the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit event in Redmond. The SDK is available for download from Microsoft's CodePlex site.
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