Microsoft announced Mesh, a new mixed reality platform for collaboration and interaction. The most exciting part of this announcement is that it allows holoportation- which means that Mesh can beam a lifelike image of the person into a virtual scene.
According to Microsoft, Mesh “will also enable geographically distributed teams to have more collaborative meetings, conduct virtual design sessions, assist others, learn together and host virtual social meetups”.
Check out this interesting launch video. From the way this works, you would think it was inspired by an Iron Man movie!
Other major highlights from Microsoft this week:
• Microsoft Teams will now support up to 1,000 attendees during webinars, and also has the ability to accommodate upto 10,000 participants. It also provides interactive experiences such as the ability to use polls, chat and combined with new features like Presenter Mode, Dynamic Views and using Whiteboard to make it more engaging to audiences.
• The next major feature introduced is the end-to-end encryption (E2EE) support for one-to-one Teams calls.
• Microsoft also introduced Teams Connect, a tool to collaborate with multiple organizations internally or externally within Microsoft Teams. Teams is also getting new gallery views for its Rooms to make it easier to see everyone in the meeting.
• Finally, they introduced PowerPoint Live in Teams, which will let users present meetings with slides, notes, chat, and participants all in a single view.