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.

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.)!

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HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

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HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. “When I first tried the Oculus Rift DK1, I instantly ‘got it’ despite the shortcomings,” I said in my article. The post HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces appeared first on UploadVR.

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.

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.

Minecraft For Oculus Quest ‘Under Review’ By Microsoft

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Minecraft for Oculus Quest and Oculus Go is now marked as ‘Under Review’ on Microsoft’s feedback tracker. The request for an Oculus Quest port was posted in May of this year. A similar request for Oculus Go was made back in July 2018, and is also highly upvoted. Minecraft is already available in VR on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Gear VR runs the same Oculus mobile store as Go, so in theory porting should be easy.

OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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Along with the provisional release of the specification, Microsoft is releasing an OpenXR runtime for testing, which can enable OpenXR content compatibility with Windows Mixed Reality headsets. OpenXR is a royalty-free standard for cross-platform VR and AR development.

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Store to Lead Industry in Revenue Share to non-Game VR App Devs

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Later this year, Microsoft is increasing the cut developers earn when publishing on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft says in a blog post that gaming apps won’t see the raise from the standard percentage, which at the time of this writing is a standard 70/30 split.

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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Microsoft has released initial support for OpenXR on both HoloLens and Windows VR headsets , and Collabora has released its Monado open-source Linux OpenXR runtime. Oculus has committed to bringing OpenXR runtime support to both Rift and Quest later this year.

Microsoft Says New Surface Studio is VR Ready(ish)

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Announced just last week, Microsoft’s Surface Studio all-in-one computer has been met with excitement and touted as an example of the company’s new approach to innovation. Microsoft says Surface Studio is made for designers and creators.

Microsoft’s VR Compatible Xbox is Real

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A few weeks before E3, rumours sprung up that Microsoft was working on an updated Xbox One console that might support VR videogames. The post Microsoft’s VR Compatible Xbox is Real appeared first on UploadVR.

Former Microsoft Senior Researcher, Now At Facebook, Recounts Haptics Innovations

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Former Microsoft Senior Researcher Dr. Hrvoje Benko gave a talk entitled ‘The Future of AR Interactions’ at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) conference in October. Haptics Facebook Reality Labs microsoft research

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Report: Microsoft Considering Xbox That Can Run The Oculus Rift

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Faced with the release of PlayStation VR later this year, Microsoft is reportedly exploring a deeper partnership with Facebook that would bring full Oculus compatibility to a future version of the Xbox One. oculus console microsoft nintendo ps4 sony virtual theater xbox

Microsoft’s Newest Headset Advert Focuses in on Portability, Ease of Use & Travel

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Microsoft’s special Windows “Mixed Reality” event today saw the unveiling of its latest addition to the VR family, the Samsung HMD Odyssey, and also announced that all VR headsets slated to ship before holiday season are currently in pre-order.

Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. Microsoft Research’s new experimental controllers bring kinesthetics into the VR space, offering two types of force-feedback applied to fully-tracked motion controllers.

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How To Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality Announcement

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Sunday at 9 am Pacific Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will kick off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We expect announcements detailing Microsoft’s next steps with AR and VR technology and HoloLens. Microsoft refers to the entire spectrum of AR and VR technology as “Mixed Reality.” ” You can watch the presentation live on Microsoft’s website.

Microsoft’s Social VR Platform ‘AltspaceVR’ Revamped for Improved Event Hosting

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Microsoft’s social VR platform, AltspaceVR , has been updated with a renewed emphasis on event hosting. To showcase the new features, AltspaceVR is hosting a live event featuring Alex Kipman, Head of Mixed Reality at Microsoft, and Katie Kelly, Program Owner at AltspaceVR.

Microsoft Shows Off Haptic VR Controller, Simulates Grabbing With Thumb & Two Fingers

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Microsoft Research showed off a new haptic VR controller which simulates grabbing small objects with the thumb and first two fingers, delivering rich haptic feedback. The two fingers rest against linear actuators (also used in the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers) to give targeted haptic feedback. Microsoft haptic controller microsoft research vr controllers

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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. I noted sway to the tracking with sub-par visuals overall compared with mainstream headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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.

Oculus Quest Demos Will Be Available At Best Buy, Rift S Demos At Microsoft Stores

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If you’re interested in the upcoming Oculus Quest or Rift S , retailers will have demos for each headset starting at launch. Oculus Quest (Best Buy). The Oculus Quest standalone headset will have demos at Best Buy stores, starting on May 21, the day it launches officially. Rift S (Microsoft Store). The Rift S PC VR headset will have demos at Microsoft Stores. Will you go and try the Oculus Quest or Rift S in one of these stores?

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.

Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers

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Microsoft debuted the lengthily-named “Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers” back in May, but until now we haven’t had a chance to actually try them out. Microsoft’s VR controllers are designed to let you reach into VR and interact naturally with the virtual world.

Microsoft Reveals $300 VR Headsets With 3D Windows Push

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Microsoft is currently hosting a press event in which it’s showcasing the latest version of its Windows 10 operating system, and it means big things for both virtual and mixed reality. A little later on, Microsoft brought its HoloLens mixed reality headset onto the stage.

AltspaceVR Announces September 12th Oculus Quest Launch

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Microsoft’s flagship social VR platform brings its unique brand of events to the Quest. AltspaceVR, acquired by Microsoft in October 2017, has a been a beloved mainstay of the social VR space since its launch in 2015. Image Credit: AltspaceVR, Microsoft.

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Microsoft Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset

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Microsoft is showing some commitment to the idea of Windows Mixed Reality (formally known as Windows Holographic) with not just a single headset, but with five headsets. The post Microsoft Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft Releases Official Xbox One Streaming App For Rift

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Oculus has its very own press conference where it revealed the final version of the Rift and announced Touch. One such announcement was from Microsoft. The Xbox One Streaming app has finally launched on Oculus Home. Microsoft’s 2017 in VR should prove very interesting.

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 Releasing new XBox with Oculus Rift Support?

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Multiple sources are claiming in 2017 Microsoft will release a new XBox, codenamed "Scorpio" with a more powerful GPU and with a 2TB drive. The new XBox is apparently capable of supporting the Rift, and Microsoft is already a partner with Oculus via their wireless controller.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Oculus/Apple .

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Minecraft Developer Responds To Requests For Oculus Go & Quest Versions Of Game

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This past May, a user by the name of “Siroto” left a post on Mojang’s official feedback site requesting the release of Minecraft on the Oculus Quest. Minecraft on Oculus Rift / Image Credit: Microsoft. Feature Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Microsoft Announces The Minimum Specifications For Its Upcoming $300 VR Headsets

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Microsoft has been a shadow player in the virtual reality arms race since it officially kicked off on March 28, 2016. On that date the Oculus Rift launched in each and every box was a Microsoft manufactured Xbox One controller.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 to Officially go on Sale in September

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Microsoft might not be doing much virtual reality (VR) development but its dedication to augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) has never been stronger. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, reporting back with all the latest updates.

Minimum Specs for Microsoft’s Windows 10 AR/VR Interface Are Impressively Low

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In a compatibility test application from recent Windows 10 test builds, Microsoft has revealed some minimum specs for Windows Holographic, the Windows 10 interface and platform for VR and AR devices which will include inexpensive headsets from big manufacturers.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Microsoft. Halo is coming to Microsoft-based immersive systems. Microsoft is also expected to roll out the Xbox One X in November. Facebook’s Oculus.