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.

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.

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Mark Zuckerberg's First Friend in the Metaverse Is Microsoft

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That company you once knew as Facebook is partnering with enterprise rival Microsoft to integrate its Workplace tool with Teams in a potential foreshadowing of future metaverse collaboration.

Vection Technologies Announces Metaverse Collaboration Tools

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At the event taking place both in Las Vegas and online from 12 to 16 June, Vection will introduce updates that give Webex users immersive collaboration features such as virtual world-building tools to strengthen modern hybrid working routines. Metaverse Software-as-a-Service.

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Qualcomm & Microsoft Partner on “custom AR chips” for Next-gen, Light-weight Glasses

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Today during Qualcomm’s CES 2022 press conference, the company announced a partnership with fellow tech-giant Microsoft which will involve “designing custom AR chips and integrating software platforms.”

Microsoft Updates Apps With Collaborative Features for Our Hybrid Work Future

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In order to address the challenges of people working from home, in the office, or a blend of the two, Microsoft is updating Teams, Office 365, and more with a slew of new features.

5 Reasons to Buy XR Collaboration Tools in 2022

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Once considered a novel tool for entertainment, XR has now emerged as a potential must-have for the future workplace. XR collaboration tools are perfectly-suited to the age of hybrid work, and ideal for cultivating productivity in any environment.

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XR Announcements and Themes Fresh From Microsoft Ignite

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The second edition of Ignite, Microsoft’s annual software event, took place this week (November 2-4) virtually once again – hosted in Teams, naturally. Insights From Microsoft’s CEO Himself. The New Tool for Building Digital Twins.

Toyota Looks To Improve Their Kaizen Philosophy With Microsoft HoloLens

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Toyota plans on using Microsoft’s HoloLens and AR technology as part of their kaizen philosophy in hopes of giving themselves a boost in efficiency and assistance them overall in how they operate as a company. Using the Microsoft HoloLens, an employee could complete the same task on their own in just about two hours. Along with the HoloLens, Toyota is also testing Microsoft’s Dynamic 365 suite, which combines VR and AR tools Microsoft Layout and Microsoft’s Remote Assist.

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. However, the HoloLens 2 and all of its improvements is a dream tool for industry professionals. While an excellent tool for major companies, the HoloLens 2 can prove just as useful for solo operators. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Asus' Hot Dog Bun-Shaped Portable Monitor Might Look Awkward, But it Could Be a Useful Tool for Creatives

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10 apps and software subscriptions that are up to 94% off during Memorial Day Weekend

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While you shop for kitchenware and mattresses over the holidays, don't forget to score savings on apps and software, too. TravelHacker Premium: Lifetime Subscription You may never have to pay full price for a flight again with this tool that uncovers low airfare deals around the clock.

This Tool Can Check Your Phone for Apps Affected by Android's 911 Bug

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Over the weekend, some Android users with Microsoft Teams installed began reporting that they weren’t able to call 911 unless they were signed into the app’s latest update.

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Zoom's New Attendance Tool Will Snitch on Attendees Who Are Late to a Meeting

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The new “ Attendance Status ” tool, first spotted by TechRadar, allows Zoom hosts and co-hosts to use calendar integration from Google and Microsoft to easily see whether or not… Read more.

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Google Photos Is Adding New Editing Tools, but You'll Have to Pay

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For people who have been debating about whether to pay Google for extra cloud storage or not, today Google just sweetened the deal by giving new photo-editing tools to Google One subscribers.

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Get trained in all things Microsoft Office for just $30

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TL;DR: As of April 25, The 2022 Premium Microsoft Office Training Certification Bundle — worth $2,200 — is on sale for just $29.99. Not learning everything you can about the software you use for work isn’t doing you any favors.

Take an extra $10 off this Microsoft Office bundle

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TL;DR: As of May 27, The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle + Lifetime License of MS Office Professional for Windows 2021 — usually worth $1,949 — is on sale for just $79.99. You won’t, however, get access to all the features Microsoft offers subscribers each month.

How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Any Device

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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. Aptly named the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Microsoft is pitching the bundle staring at $99 per month/per user. The post Microsoft Aims to Get More Devs into AR with New HoloLens 2 Development Edition appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Although Microsoft didn’t go into detail about its capabilities, it is said to be “real-time” eye-tracking and the company noted that it’s capable of being used for biometric authentication (and presumably user recognition), which ought to be very useful for enterprise use-cases. Microsoft Hololens MWC 2019 News hololens 2

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. In the latest example, Microsoft reveals how BAE Systems is using PTC's Thingworx Studio software on the HoloLens to improve employee training.

Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets

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Microsoft unveiled their vision of a mixed reality world today at Computex in Taipei. . When Microsoft first announced their HoloLens augmented reality headset, they also showed off their Windows Holographic platform, which let developers build Windows 10 apps and experiences for the device. Now Microsoft has announced that they want to be a major part of virtual reality too. The post Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets appeared first on VRScout.

Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift

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MasterpieceVR is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so far; a multi-user, spectator-friendly, sculpting and painting tool that promises to house everything you need in a single place. MasterpieceVR boasts some pretty impressive features outside of its 20+ sculpting and painting tools. Like many VR sculpting programs and CAD software alike, MasterpieceVR can export models to .STL

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Unreal Engine 4 Now Available for Microsoft HoloLens 2

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A major software tool first promised during the reveal of the HoloLens 2 earlier this year is finally available. Don't Miss: Microsoft's Live HoloLens 2 Apollo 11 Demo Didn't Take Flight, but You Can See It Thanks to Unreal Engine's Video Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney first announced the coming development on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, but it was at last month's Build conference where the world truly got a good look at some of the possibilities.

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Get lifetime access to Microsoft Office's essential apps for under £40

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TL;DR: Lifetime access to Microsoft Office's essential apps on Mac or PC is on sale for £38.04, saving you 85% on list price. From mental health and productivity tools to entertainment and exercise apps, monthly subscription fees are getting out of hand. Credit: Microsoft.

This massive Microsoft Office training bundle is on sale for 94% off (UK)

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TL;DR: The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle and Lifetime License of MS Office Home and Business for Mac is on sale for £61.20, saving you 94% on list price. One being that they need Microsoft Office to interact and collaborate with their coworkers effectively.

‘Deep Nostalgia’ Can Now Make Old Photos of Your Relatives Dance and Blow Kisses

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According to MyHeritage , since the launch of its Deep Nostalgia tool five weeks ago, over 72 million photo animations have been created through its site—and that was with just 10 different options available. nostalgia deep nostalgia entertainment culture microsoft windows deep nostalgia tool application software draftdeep nostalgia microsoft photos myheritage software

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Microsoft’s Direct Reality Is VR’s Answer To DirectX

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Just ahead of Microsoft’s E3 conference last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. He explained that it’s function would be similar to the company’s DirectX APIs, helping developers create software across a range of VR headsets with different features, just as DirectX helps VR work with different GPUs. It’s going to be a useful tool. Microsoft VR Industry News

Could LinkedIn be the Key to Microsoft’s HoloLens Success?

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As you may have heard, Microsoft announced today they are acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 It is Microsoft’s largest acquisition and one of the biggest tech mergers in history. He’s the host of the Rev VR Podcast and has been working closely with Microsoft on the HoloLens for quite some time. Oculus has Facebook as their social backbone, Valve has Steam, and now Microsoft will have LinkedIn. Microsoft is buying the social network that helped me find a job.

Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Offers Free Unity Pro & PiXYZ Plugin Trial Package

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In the meantime, Microsoft has decided to introduce a new package called the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, which comes bundled with a couple of valuable software add-ons from Unity, as well as an opportunity to save some cash on your Azure usage. Don't Miss: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get "With the original HoloLens, Unity was the number tool people used.

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Get all the classic Microsoft Office apps for your Mac or PC with this one-time purchase

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TL;DR: As of March 7, you can get lifetime access to Microsoft Office's essential apps on either Mac or PC for just $49.99, which is 85% off their usual price of $349. You’ll be able to access your software license keys and download links to each program immediately upon purchase.

Get 3 business and finance courses plus a lifetime license to Microsoft Office for over 90% off

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TL;DR: As of May 15, lifetime license to Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows and Finance Courses from Chris Haroun cost just $59.99, when they usually have a combined value of $947. Along the way, you’ll use many tools and software, including Microsoft Office.

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

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Since the HoloLens was first released almost three years ago, Microsoft has steadily been building partnerships and demonstrating an array of industry use cases across manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, education and many others. This is why it’s significant to see the Microsoft partnering with JTRS and its parent firm Econocom to rollout a new mixed reality as a Service offering which will allow customers to get a HoloLens on a subscription basis across Europe.

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. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Much was made last year about the so-called “ walled garden ” of the Rift’s Oculus Home software distribution platform. HTC/Microsoft . Tagged with: apple , community download , discussion , feature , htc , microsoft , oculus , rift , Vive.

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is in Los Angeles, CA next week and it’s always one of the largest events of the year for gamers, giving giants of the industry including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo the chance to show off the latest hardware and games to drive the next generation of consumer interest. For many in 2016, the hardware that delivers the most immersive experiences was too expensive and the software too shallow for many to justify the purchase just yet.

Report: Microsoft Might Not Update HoloLens Hardware Until 2019

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A report on Thurrott.com indicates Microsoft is skipping an incremental hardware update to its Hololens in favor of a generational upgrade in 2019. The post by Brad Sams says tips he received from “several sources” indicated Microsoft canceled its second version of Hololens to focus on a third version that will take longer to ship but provide a bigger improvement. This framing of the information could be representative of Microsoft’s outlook.

NASA Denies It Used the Doomed Log4j in Its Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

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Did log4j, the buggy software utility from hell, get NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter hacked? The answer is: Nope—according to NASA, it doesn’t even use the doomed tool. Read more.

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