Featuring heavily is Kinect-like motion and voice recognition systems. Channel 4 news got a first look exclusive at the 'secret' Microsoft Home project.
"My daughter's room has this ability to have her wake it up," said Microsoft Home's Jonathan Cluts. The house is based at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, Seattle.
Cluts says 'wake up' in the room loudly to which the wallpaper springs to life and the room is lit up. He gestures at a 'sun' on the wall which offers a selection of apps. "I can now just use my hand to pick the various things that can be applied to the room," he said.
Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of Microsoft Home below.