Microsoft To Host US And International Mixed Reality Dev Days

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Microsoft announced that it will be hosting two Mixed Reality Dev Days in Redmond, Washington May 16 and 17, in addition to some international dev days held in Japan and Germany at some point during the year.

Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

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Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

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Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft’s VR Maker Tool ‘SharePoint Spaces’ to Launch in First Half of 2020

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Back at Microsoft’s annual SharePoint Virtual Summit in May 2018, the company announced it was getting ready to ship a new VR maker tool set called Spaces for SharePoint, the web-based collaborative platform for enterprise customers.

VR Now ‘Very High’ On Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Priorities

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In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 revealed that VR is now “very high” on the list of priorities. Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019, for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

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HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. The post HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces appeared first on UploadVR. AR Microsoft VR Industry News ar AR headset HoloLens HoloLens 2 HoloLens 2 AR microsoft top stories

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 Hires Former Valve Graphics Programmer

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A notable former member of the Valve VR team joined Microsoft as a “Partner Architect in Mixed Reality.” 2019 and he announced his move to Microsoft today. Very excited to share that I joined Microsoft today as a Partner Architect in Mixed Reality (HoloLens, VR, etc.)!

Microsoft Introduces New AR/VR Apps for Remote Assistance, Layout Visualization

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Microsoft appears to be seeing strong traction with HoloLens in the enterprise space , and the company continues to expand its “Mixed Reality” platform in that sector, promising businesses time and money savings.

Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems

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Microsoft researchers have created a tool that could make VR more accessible to users with impaired vision. The post Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems appeared first on Road to VR.

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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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 for Enterprise Customers

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Microsoft today announced that its latest AR headset, HoloLens 2, is finally shipping. Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 back in February and has started selling the headset today. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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Now, at the cusp of the legendary franchises 10th anniversary, Microsoft is teasing a brand new Minecraft experience that will—based on the video provided—have users crafting and mining throughout real-world environments.

Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller

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This prototype haptic VR controller from Microsoft Research suggests where Valve’s Index controllers could go next. The post Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller appeared first on UploadVR.

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Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

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Image Credit: Microsoft Research. In order to properly test the technology, Microsoft had several participants take a brief VR walking tour across their Research campus in Redmond, Washington. . Image Credit: Microsoft Research. “We Feature Image Credit: Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Won’t Support VR At Launch, ‘Maybe’ Later On

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Microsoft’s upcoming next generation flight simulator will not support VR at launch, according to a YouTuber who was given hands-on access at a Microsoft hosted event. Microsoft’s simulator is clearly the true next generation of flight sims.

“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says

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Microsoft today announced that 343 Industries, the studio tasked with overseeing the Halo franchise, will be creating Halo- themed experiences for the company’s lineup of VR headsets. Alex Kipman, image courtesy Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make VR support happen”

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Microsoft Flight Simulator seemed like the ideal candidate for VR support when it was unveiled back at E3 2019 in June, however word got out at E3 that the studio hadn’t fully committed to supporting VR headsets at launch.

Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. It’s not perfect, but Microsoft’s next-gen MR headset has set a new standard for MR headsets. Image Credit: Microsoft. Technical Advisor at Microsoft, while speaking to VRScout.

Microsoft Unveils the HoloLens 2

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After years of waiting, Microsoft has finally updated its industry-leading augmented reality device, the HoloLens. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Spatial's Remote Meeting App on Microsoft HoloLens Physically, the device itself isn't a huge departure from the original HoloLens.

Microsoft’s SharePoint Spaces Collaborative Tool Is Coming This Year, Including Quest Support

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Microsoft has revealed that its file sharing and digital collaborative work platform, SharePoint, is getting a VR Maker Tool later this year, dubbed SharePoint Spaces.

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Demo from MWC 2019

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At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona today Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2, the next iteration of the company’s standalone AR headset. The post Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Demo from MWC 2019 appeared first on Road to VR.

Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month

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According to a report from The Verge , an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2. Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Livestream Here @ 9:00AM PT

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Microsoft is expected to reveal HoloLens 2 at its MWC Media Event today in Barcelona and you can catch the official livestream right here. The post Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Livestream Here @ 9:00AM PT appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its 3D Asset Platform, Remix 3D

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Microsoft is getting rid of its answer to Sketchfab and Google Poly early next year. ” Microsoft hopes to “streamline our offerings in this space” with this move. ” Microsoft launched Remix 3D as part of a Windows 10 update back in 2017.

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 Researchers Explore Eye Tracking Uses For VR

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Microsoft researchers released some new work related to eye-tracking this week. The paper from Microsoft researchers helps explain some of those potential applications. The post Microsoft Researchers Explore Eye Tracking Uses For VR appeared first on UploadVR.

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).” Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Shows Off Force Resistance VR Grasping Feature Prototype

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Microsoft Research showed off a prototype VR controller which provides force feedback for grasping small objects with the thumb and index finger. Two examples Microsoft gave were connecting two lego blocks or cutting a material like cardboard with scissors.

Microsoft Wows Inspire Crowd With Language-translating HoloLens Hologram

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Microsoft’s on-stage HoloLens demonstrations haven’t always been impressive , but a new one at the company’s Inspire event (via The Verge ) is nothing short of amazing. Whether Microsoft brings this concept to its own Mixed Reality Headsets initiative remains to be seen.

Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets

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Microsoft has won a $480 million contract with the U.S. Army which is poised to outfit soldiers with 100,000 Microsoft-built AR headsets. SEE ALSO Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development. The post Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S.

Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

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Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality. DreamWalker: created by Microsoft researchers Jackie Yang, Christian Holz, Eyal Ofek, Andrew D. Wilson, Image courtesy Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Files ‘Virtual Reality Floor Mat’ Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset

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A Microsoft patent application for a ‘virtual reality floor mat’ describes a special mat which defines a virtual playspace and can be used for tracking. Microsoft’s virtual reality mat patent application is a curious one. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Employees Aren’t Happy About $479M HoloLens Military Contract

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Last week a collection of Microsoft employees penned a letter to the companies CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, expressing their open discontent regarding a $479M contract with the United States military that would introduce roughly 100,000 HoloLens MR headsets to the battlefield.

Microsoft Aims to Get More Devs into AR with New HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Microsoft today announced they’re releasing a developer-focused HoloLens 2 bundle that aims to make the AR headset and software tools more accessible to developers and businesses.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Now Helps Elevator Technicians Work Smarter

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Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 AR Headset

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Microsoft unveiled the second generation of its standalone HoloLens AR headset at a press conference in Barcelona, Spain. HoloLens 2 features enhanced field of view, “fully articulated hand tracking” and better comfort overall, according to Microsoft. Microsoft showed avatars which could mimic real-world movements as well as interactions that spanned voice commands and phones. AR Alex Kipman HoloLens 2 microsoft