Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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The benefits of using immersive technologies as teaching tools have been widely documented and extensively discussed, specially in recent years with the rapid development of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality hardware and applications.

Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset. Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage.

Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets

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Microsoft had a big surprise for VR fans today, revealing a new range of VR headsets alongside its latest Windows 10 update. Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. Microsoft htc microsoft oculus

Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

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” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put a final nail in the Xbox One VR coffin in a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview, saying the company doesn’t have “any plans specific to Xbox One consoles.”

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

Microsoft Shows Off Rare Images of Early HoloLens Prototypes

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All those early prototype images Magic Leap is so fond of showing off are great, but they rank a far second when compared to a new set of images just revealed by Microsoft in relation to the HoloLens. 2015 and kick off the next phase of immersive computing in.

Microsoft Partners With VictoryVR To Bring A VR Curriculum To Schools

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Microsoft is continuing to explore what its new mixed reality platform can do for education. As part of the deal, Microsoft is offering 25 hours worth of free VictoryVR content to schools that purchase a Windows VR headset. Microsoft VR Industry News education microsoft VictoryVR

Microsoft Confirms Follow-Up To HoloLens Mixed Reality Headset

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HoloLens enters spotlight with new updates from Microsoft and a new ad featuring actor/rapper Common. Despite having released a developer edition all the way back in 2016, the Microsoft HoloLens has remained a relatively niche device.

Microsoft Garage Launches Reality Room For Employees

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The Garage Reality Room is a place where Microsoft employees and volunteers can learn, experiment, and hack on XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality). 2017 was a busy year for Microsoft and Mixed Reality. News HoloLens Microsoft Microsoft Garage Reality Room

Will Mixed Reality as a Service be a Game Changer for Microsoft?

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The new HoloLens subscription service could prove a catalyst for SMEs to embrace immersive technology. Out of the 39 markets where the HoloLens is available globally, 29 are in Europe, so it makes sense that Microsoft has chosen to pilot this new model in the region.

Microsoft Reveals VR Headsets Coming From Top Manufacturers, Starting at $299

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The number of big-name manufacturers getting into VR is going to increase substantially with the entry of Microsoft VR hardware partners, revealed on stage today at Microsoft’s hardware-focused event.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. Microsoft sees the “intelligent cloud” as the backbone of this revolution.

Microsoft ‘Holographic Shell’ Aims to Immerse You in Windows by 2017

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Nevertheless, this is part of what Microsoft is promising with its planned launch of Windows Holographic Shell which it’s promised will arrive in every Windows 10 installation via an update some time in 2017.

Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell.

Microsoft: VR Headsets ‘Didn’t Meet High Expecations’

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A Microsoft representative said its line of Windows VR headsets has not performed to expectations. Greg Sullivan, director of communications for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality arm, said in an interview with UploadVR: “Interestingly, the immersive VR headsets were pitched as consumer devices and I think did not meet, in general, the high expectations that were set for them there,” he said. Despite the slow start, Sullivan insisted Microsoft remained committed to VR.

Microsoft Japan Helps Godzilla Invade Real World Tokyo via HoloLens

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Until now, those attempts have been limited to the movie theater, but now, with the help of the Microsoft HoloLens, Godzilla is finally getting its chance to invade the actual city, with terrified fans looking on from a safe distance.

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Microsoft Just Bought VR Social App AltspaceVR

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Microsoft is rescuing the beloved VR social network. The Silicon Valley social VR startup that has taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotions over the past months has big news—AltspaceVR has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft’s lineup of VR headsets.

Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens

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Microsoft has patented wand controllers for use with HoloLens. 2017 has been a big year for Microsoft in Mixed Reality. Microsoft Patent: Augmented reality input device [link] pic.twitter.com/TIz7KeTBbt.

Grasp, Touch & Trigger In VR With Microsoft’s CLAW

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Earlier this month Microsoft showcased their latest ‘Haptic Link’ technology, creating a brand new solution for the realistic sensation of tension and pressure whilst immersed in VR. So what exactly does this mean in terms of more immersive VR experiences?

Zero Latency’s Free-Roam VR To Use HP Headsets And Microsoft Tracking

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VR company Zero Latency is planning to roll out future locations with HP headsets running Microsoft’s inside-out tracking system. The stages will be brightly lit to assist with the on-board inside-out positional tracking provided by Microsoft’s Windows-based system.

Microsoft is Building VR MMO for Xbox and PC, Job Listing Indicates

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A job listing for a Senior Design Manager position on Microsoft’s “Xbox Mixed Reality team” says that the company is “looking to build a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC and the console.”

Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Presence in VR Game Design

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The Microsoft Build conference starts this week, and I expect that we’ll be learning more about the HoloLens as well as Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality operating system. The post Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Presence in VR Game Design appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site

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Microsoft teases practical MR worker tools for Hololens at 2018 Build Developer Conference. I was trying out the Microsoft Remote Assist feature, a HoloLens app (although the functionality also works on PCs. Image Credit: Microsoft Build.

Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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While some in the augmented reality space are tweeting about future amazing immersive experiences and others are showing off cool experiments, Microsoft continues to move forward with tangible business solutions right now that show how the HoloLens can improve business.

Immersive Computing Platform ‘Envelop VR’ Begins Closed Beta Program

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Envelop VR want to pull your every day computing environment into the virtual realm as the company launch their first closed beta for what they describe as “an immersive computing platform that brings the best out of your PC while in Virtual Reality.”

Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform

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Thursday morning at Microsoft’s Build conference, the company announced the opening of pre-orders for two new VR dev kits. The post Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft’s ‘Haptic Links’ Bring A New Level Of Realism To VR

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Could one of these intuitive prototypes deliver the immersive haptic feedback users have been clamoring for? . Allowing users to interact with the virtual world using their own two hands is a key component in truly selling an experience and immersing participants.

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Microsoft to Debut VR Dev Kits for Windows Holographic in March

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Microsoft has confirmed that development kits of VR headsets for their Windows Holographic platform are in the works and will make their debut at GDC 2017 in March. Today Microsoft confirmed that VR headsets from major manufacturers are set to launch in 2017.

Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video

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On Monday, the Microsoft Build conference kicked off, showcasing a series of demos that went off without a hitch — except for one big one.

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Microsoft Could Reveal HoloLens 2 At Mobile World Congress

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Microsoft sent out invites to journalists today for a press reception at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. MWC is the last week of February and the Microsoft event will be held ahead of the conference on Sunday, February 24 at 8 am Pacific (5 pm Central European Time). It’ll be hosted by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman. AR HoloLens 2 microsoft

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?

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Audio plays a huge part in building truly immersive virtual experiences, so developing a way to realistically simulate the way that sound comes at you from different directions was a priority from the get-go, says HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman.

European Inventor Award Profiles Microsoft's Alex Kipman as Finalist for HoloLens

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Usually when the public gets to see and hear Microsoft's Alex Kipman expound on the future of immersive computing, it's because the company has a new product to show off.

SharePoint Spaces Brings Mixed Reality To Microsoft Office 356

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Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone. SharePoint spaces bring immersive, mixed reality experiences to anyone, on any device.”. You can augment a space with content from across Microsoft 365 and from other data sources and services.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

Getting Hands-On with the New HoloLens

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Microsoft’s new piece of kit doesn’t disappoint, but the real excitement of its MWC announcement goes well beyond the hardware. Microsoft is in this for the long haul and will continue cashing in just fine without even touching the consumer market Click To Tweet.

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Microsoft Has No Plans For ‘Xbox Consoles In VR’

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Microsoft’s messaging around VR on Xbox has been confused to say the least, having introduced its Xbox One X console to the world in 2016 stating that it would support “high fidelity VR”, then promising that ‘Mixed Reality’ experiences would come to the console this year. ” It’s definitely a shame to see Microsoft backing out of console VR after appearing so bullish on it just two years ago. Microsoft VR Industry News microsoft xbox