Microsoft have really begun expanding into the Internet of things! have a look at the site above to get an idea. This is great news for Gadgeteer and the .NET Microframework.
To quote the site
Create the Internet of Your Things
When trillions of things can be connected, which things should you connect?
Empower your business and gain a competitive edge by connecting data from devices and sensors with the cloud and business intelligence tools.
The Internet of Things is here today—and it starts with what matters most to you
Optimize key areas of your business to help it thrive, starting small for big impact
Harness a broad platform, services and ecosystem to transform your business