Microsoft decides it's time to stand up, remove the toilet paper from its shoe, and add Bluetooth to its OS: yes, they're leaving the proverbial pot in order to finally add the necessary technical support for developers (soon) and consumers (fall) to use Bluetooth in Windows. This announcement comes soon after Apple's recent release of a Bluetooth technology preview for OS X. (I've installed the preview, but I'm still awaiting the Bluetooth radio.) Both companies delayed on Bluetooth because the 1.0 spec wasn't ready for massive deployment. Bluetooth 1.1, according to many sources, added the necessary changes to make the protocol robust and reliable. Likewise, the IEEE draft of 802.15.1 allows Apple and Microsoft the security of not promoting a strictly one-industry-group solution, but rather something with a much broader ultimate base.