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Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. 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.

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AWE 2024: Microsoft Mesh to Gain Mac Support, AI Integrations, and Content Sharing Features

XR Today - Virtual Reality

This week at AWE 2024, Microsoft announced new avatar integrations and usability enhancements for its recently launched Microsoft Mesh platform. The new features follow Microsoft’s development of its immersive avatar system, which first entered public preview in October 2022. What is Microsoft Mesh for Teams?

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Unity, Microsoft Leverage Cloud for RT3D Content

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Unity Technologies has teamed up with Microsoft Azure to add the former’s Create Solutions to the Cloud, allowing users to distribute games across Windows and Microsoft Xbox systems. Really excited with this even deeper partnership with @Microsoft and @Azure. Fun to announce this today with @BondSarah_Bond [link].

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Microsoft Mesh for Teams is now Available on Meta Quest Headsets

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Today, Microsoft is making its long—awaited Mesh for Teams immersive VR meeting platform available for enterprise end users. The service is now available for clients, allowing them to access Microsoft’s dynamic virtual remote meeting solution via desktop or Meta Quest headsets. Mesh is helping us achieve that.

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Microsoft Axes Social VR Platform & XR Interface Framework Amid Wide-reaching Layoffs

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Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees, and with it the company is axing social VR platform AltspaceVR and its XR interface framework, Mixed Reality Toolkit. In a Hail Mary that few expected, Microsoft turned around and snapped up the ailing platform only two months after the planned shut-down date.

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Spatial on Unity Creator Tools, Company Vision, and the Metaverse for Consumers

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Spatial Hits Big at GDC 2023 In March, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2023 in San Francisco, Spatial announced the platform’s new Unity Creator Toolkit is entering its beta stages. For example, Spatial’s Unity Creator Toolkit beta model powered the 2023 Metaverse Fashion Week on Spatial between 28 to 31 March.

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Unity ‘Accelerating efforts’ on OpenXR Support, Preview Expected by End of Year

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Unity has long been a public supporter of OpenXR—an industry standard designed to streamline VR development by making it easier for apps to support a wide range of headsets—but the company has yet to deploy support for the standard. This inflection point has accelerated our efforts to enable OpenXR in Unity,” writes Matt Fuad , Sr.

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