Earlier today at CES 2016, Microsoft and Samsung revealed a partnership that will allow Windows 10 to link to Samsung's Internet of Things devices like home appliances. The partnership was shown off briefly at Samsung's IoT presentation at CES, which included apperances by Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson, and our favorite Microsoft presenter Bryan Roper.
As shown in the video above, starting at around the 27:50 mark, Roper came up on stage to show how Windows 10, demonstrated on the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 tablet, could be used to get information on Samsung appliances via Cortana. For example, Roper asked Cortana if someone was currently using a washing machine, and Cortana replied that that would indeed the case for the next 30 minutes.
An even cooler demo showed Roper asking Cortana what the wash loads were for each member of the family. After a brief sound glitch, Roper got Cortana to pull data from the cloud to show the wash load of each person in the family. The demo was both a great way to show how Windows 10 and Cortana could be used in a connected home as well as another fun presentation from Roper.
Source: Samsung (YouTube)