Tech Tuesday: Microsoft Joins the Metaverse Race

On this weeks episode of Tech Tuesday, sales and marketing intern Becca Zarchy highlights Microsoft’s entrance into the metaverse race with their new mixed reality application Mesh.

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Hello and welcome back to another Tech Tuesday here at get real. My name is Becca, I’m a sales and marketing intern for get real and it is official, Microsoft has entered the metaverse race. Just days after Facebook announced that they’re rebranding to Meta, Microsoft has announced that they will be in fact building a metaverse of their own. Their metaverse is going to live inside teams which is their business communication platform. Meet Mesh it’s a collaborative platform for virtual experiences that will be directly integrated into their Microsoft Teams platform sometime next year. This is one part of a larger effort to combine Microsoft’s mixed reality including their HoloLens work with some collaborative meetings and video calls that any team member can actually participate in using animated avatars. Avatars will remain consistent which means that you can use them in 2d and 3d meetings. What does that mean? You don’t have to turn on your team’s camera, you can just leave your camera off but still have your avatar present so your your co-workers still feel like they are meeting with you. So what does this mean for consumers? Your work is going to become increasingly more digital. The need for you to go to work is going to decrease. It’s not necessary and we kind of saw this with the Covid-19 pandemic. Money companies are already increasing remote workers and with the metaverse race happening at full speed, I anticipate that more firms are going to do the same. What does this mean for businesses? Well, if you’re not looking into immersive technologies to enhance the way you work then unfortunately you’re a little bit behind but it’s not too late to get caught up. There’s no need to drive blindly into the metaverse because Get Real can be your virtual Uber driver and we can guide you through this decision making process. The metaverse is here to stay. If you like this video, like this content make sure that you like and subscribe to our YouTube page. If you’re interested in learning more about the metaverse just send us a message and we’ll happy to speak with you. Thanks.