Collaborative computing is here – Microsoft Mesh

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Now you can represent yourself across space and time. Imagine holoporting yourself to stand next to your team or family sharing the space and interacting with objects together.

Use a mixed reality headset for the most immersive experience or jump in using a phone, computer or VR headset.

This is all possible with Mesh, recently announced at Microsoft Ignite and running in Azure cloud:

1) immersive presence: represent participants in a distinct form regardless of which device they’re joining on (avatar, hologram)

2) spacial maps: creates a common perspective of the space around each participant as well as an understanding of the physical world.

3) holographic rendering: delivers high fidelity of the holograms, avatars and objects regardless of the device’s power.

4) multiuser sync: creating a common perspective of the hologram and each other within a collaborative session (pose, motion, expression)

AltspaceVR, a featured application on Mesh and premier place for virtual meetups has been recently used by RealEyes. They organized a 75 person offsite in VR utilizing $299 Oculus Quest 2 vs arranging flights, accommodation, food, entertainment.

Here can finally be anywhere.


By Sander

Sander is passionate about media and technology, helping companies with strategy, product and growth. Currently consulting Red Bull Media House with strategy and growth as well as Moonbug, a $145M fund to create and distribute inspiring kids content, with business strategy. Previously futurist and led non-linear strategy at Disney after heading strategy and growth at Maker Studios internationally. Before that product manager ​at Verizon Media Group (AOL) and video distribution network Goviral. Early on he helped Europe's largest seed investment fund Seedcamp​ and organized hackathons in Africa with Garage48​.