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Microsoft and Samsung partner to digitize building maintenance via Azure and smart appliances

Microsoft and Samsung a new partnership Monday to build technology for the real estate industry.

The companies will pair Samsung’s smart home appliances and devices with Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology, with the aim of improving building maintenance practices.

“This collaboration with Samsung opens up new opportunities for further innovation in the real estate development and property management industries,” Sam George, corporate vice president, Azure IoT, Microsoft, said in a statement. “Together, we’ll bring the best of Microsoft’s trusted, easy-to-use and secure Azure IoT platform, Azure Digital Twins and Dynamics 365 Field Service technology with Samsung’s expertise in connected devices and appliances to streamline building operations and maintenance.”

Microsoft in 2018 it planned to invest $5 billion in IoT-related initiatives over four years. The company last year .

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