Microsoft Mesh, this is the platform that Microsoft is creating for a virtual office in augmented reality
Microsoft Mesh, Microsoft’s next great service. Using augmented reality and high-speed Internet connections, imagine an augmented reality platform where virtual meetings stop being only on screens and jump into the 3D world to have virtual people and objects in the environment in which we find ourselves.
It is one of the latest innovations introduced by Microsoft in the field of augmented reality and it’s more of an idea of what they hope to create in the near future. In a first demonstration video, Microsoft shows a multitude of examples where Microsoft Mesh is useful.
For example, in the video we can see how can be especially useful for work team meetings. In these situations, it is usually around a table with a virtual product such as a model of a building or the flight path of an airport.
Microsoft also raises its use for academic learning for example, with a teacher or tutor sitting next to the student to teach him to draw. Finally, the use of this augmented reality platform for remote medical assistance is relevant. In one example, a woman with arm problems is assisted for her recovery by a doctor in augmented reality.
Integrated in the Microsoft ecosystem
All these previous examples would not be possible without las Microsoft HoloLens, at least as it lets you see the video. The idea of the company is use products and services already created by them to integrate them into Microsoft Mesh. For example, we have the use of the company’s augmented reality glasses, but also the use of Microsoft Teams for integration with work teams.
They indicate that in the future they hope to open this platform to third parties as well, so that they add more tools and functionalities. In other words, a kind of App Store for Microsoft Mesh. However, Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft, says that “For now, it’s fun to daydream about what’s next.”
At the moment Microsoft Mesh is in a very early stage of development and it may be years until we see what is shown in the video come true. The company has launched a technical overview of Microsoft Mesh development and will offer more details in the future. It is a platform that is based on Microsoft’s cloud (on Azure) and they promise that it will be compatible with a multitude of devices beyond augmented reality glasses.