Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR Meetings

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Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for its Microsoft Teams communication platform. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Official VR Support Heading To ‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ This December

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This past July Microsoft confirmed that Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 , the latest iteration of the companies legendary flight sim experience, would be receiving official VR support shortly after launch. Now it appears as though Microsoft is shifting its plans to include all PC VR headsets.

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Microsoft Files Patent To Bring Real-World Objects To VR

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According to a patent filed to the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Microsoft has been working on a computer system that automatically converts physical objects into digital models viewable in VR. Image Credit: Microsoft. Feature Image Credit: Microsoft.

Amazon is having a FLASH SALE on Microsoft Office today

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Right now, you can get a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal for $59 and save $30 on Microsoft Office Home and Business 2021.

3 reasons why Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome

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Microsoft's Edge browser is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but these three features make the browser the better option. Computing Google Google Chrome Microsoft Microsoft Edge Windows Windows 10 Windows 11

How Microsoft Is Leading A War On Deepfakes

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Microsoft’s new tool detects digital manipulation in real-time based on nearly invisible imperfections. That’s exactly what Microsoft is worried about leading up to this year’s monumental 2020 election. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Microsoft Wins Contract To Supply US Army With 120,000 HoloLens Headsets

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The United States Army confirmed via an official statement yesterday that it has awarded Microsoft a contract to deliver 120,000 military-grade HoloLens AR headsets designed for use in a variety of combat scenarios. ” Image Credit: Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. Dacquin mentions that “as virtual reality continues to evolve, Microsoft Flight Simulator will continue to evolve too.”

Microsoft backpedals on changing default browsers in Windows 11

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Microsoft listened to the outcry of its users and is making it easier to do. Computing News browser Microsoft Microsoft Edge Windows 11 Windows UpdateUp until now, it was difficult to change your default browser in Windows 11.

Schedule For Microsoft?s Virtual Mixed Reality Dev Days Revealed

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Microsoft revealed the full schedule for their upcoming Mixed Reality Dev Days, which is set to take place virtually in Altspace VR on Thursday and Friday. The post Schedule For Microsoft’s Virtual Mixed Reality Dev Days Revealed appeared first on UploadVR.

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. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft. The post Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2 appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft Signs $22B Contract with US Army to Bring HoloLens 2 Tech to the Battlefield

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Following a prototyping phase started in 2019, Microsoft and the United States Army have announced they are moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth up to $22 billion. Image courtesy Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) features PC VR headset support, although it’s notably missing the ability to use VR motion controllers. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft to Expand Azure Kinect’s Computer Vision Tech to Commercial Market

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The technology behind Microsoft’s enterprise-focused computer vision camera, the Azure Kinect developer kit , will soon find its way into commercial products. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Flight Simulator In VR Is Gorgeous

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I finally verify out Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR applying the Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Website link. Microsoft Flight Simulator Globe Update 3 just unveiled incorporating new … source.

Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop

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The Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 4 are Microsoft's best in their respective classes. Computing Laptops Microsoft surface Surface Laptop surface proWhich is better for you comes down to your specific needs.

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft Edge comes pre-installed with every Windows 10 device, but it doesn't suit everyone. Computing how-to guides Internet Browsers Microsoft Edge microsoft windows Windows 10Fortunately, uninstalling Edge is easy -- here is how to do it.

The XR Week Peek (2021.11.08): Microsoft Teams gets immersive, Meta may open its stores, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft Teams to integrate Mesh in 2022. With a surprise move, Microsoft has announced that in 2022 it will integrate Microsoft Mesh, its framework to create shared XR experiences, inside Microsoft Teams. Header image by Microsoft).

‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ VR Update Arrives Next Week Alongside Real-Time Snow & Ice

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is having one hell of a month. Back in July during the companies initial reveal of VR compatibility, Microsoft stated that support would arrive first on the recently-released HP Reverb G2 Windows Mixed Reality headset.

Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

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Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user XR applications. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Best cheap Microsoft Surface Laptop deals for July 2021

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We tracked the deals to make it easier for you to find the best Microsoft Surface Laptop deals available today. Computing Deals best cheap Microsoft Surface deals commerce 2021 Microsoft 2021 microsoft surface deals Microsoft Surface sales

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch

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Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Microsoft now envisions Teams as the ‘gateway to the metaverse’

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Microsoft follows up on Facebook's Meta announcement with a different take on the metaverse. Computing Hololens Microsoft Microsoft Mesh Microsoft Teams multiverse

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Finally Has VR Controller Support

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A year on from the launch of its VR headset support, Microsoft Flight Simulator finally has VR controller support too. Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Controller Support Launched.

Here’s everything that’s new in Microsoft Office 2021

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Microsoft Office 2021 is coming on October 5. Computing Microsoft Microsoft 365 MIcrosoft Office Microsoft Office 2021 office 2021Here's a look at everything new for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and more.

How much is Microsoft Office??

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Looking to obtain a copy of Microsoft Office? Computing Small Business Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft apps MIcrosoft Office office 365There are multiple versions of the office suite. Learn which version is best for you and how much each costs.

Now Anyone Can Buy HoloLens 2 Direct from Microsoft

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HoloLens 2 has been available to Microsoft business partners and developers since last year, however anyone else interested in the augmented reality headset would have to jump through a few hoops first to get their hands on the device. Image courtesy Microsoft. Microsoft Edge.

Frustrated security researcher discloses Windows zero-day bug, blames Microsoft

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A security researcher angry with Microsoft over bug bounties has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows. Computing News Microsoft Security Windows Windows 11 Zero Days

Save 26% on a 12-month Microsoft 365 subscription today

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Pay just $1 a week for this one-year Microsoft 365 Subscription plan at HP right now. Computing Deals commerce 2021 computing deals deal HP 2021 Microsoft 365 Personal

Spatial Beats: Microsoft, Meta & Digilens

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This week, we look at Microsoft's metaverse moves, Digilens' big funding, and more Meta backlash. The post Spatial Beats: Microsoft, Meta & Digilens appeared first on AR Insider.

Microsoft is the First Major Tech Company to Host a VR Keynote, and it Went Down Without a Hitch

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Last week Microsoft became the first major tech company to host a keynote presentation fully in virtual reality. While far from the first company to deliver a virtual reality presentation, Microsoft—with its $1.73 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Opens with a Video Address.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Controller Support Coming Mid-November

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In the longer term, we also know that Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive helicopters in 2022 — Asobo marked helicopters as a ‘planned feature’ for 2022 on the roadmap in July. Are you looking forward to VR controller support in Microsoft Flight Simulator?

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Update 5 to Bring VR Performance Improvements

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) includes support for SteamVR headsets, however playing via VR requires some of the most modern (and consequently least available) PC components due to its demanding spec requirement. News Bits VR Game flight sim Microsoft flight simulator vr flight sim

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. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs

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Microsoft and Google both offer word processing programs but are quite different. Computing Web comparison Google Google Docs Microsoft Microsoft Word versus WordWhich one is best for you?