The five most important news for companies and professionals that Microsoft announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021
Intense first day of Microsoft Ignite 2021. The annual event for developers and ICT professionals promised, and those of Redmond have not disappointed: they have presented a whole battery of novelties, among which stand out its augmented reality platform, more tools to develop cloud services and new functions for telecommuting.
The most outstanding novelty is, without a doubt, Microsoft Mesh, an augmented reality platform based on Azure that the company founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen is creating for business meetings, virtual classes, distributed industrial development or telemedicine. In order to use this tool, Microsoft indicates that it will be necessary to use its augmented reality glasses, the Microsoft Hololens.
Microsoft Mesh is located at a very early development phaseTherefore, its most spectacular function, that of experiences with augmented or virtual reality, will not be available for a few years. But those of Redmond have announced that the platform will offer in the coming months a set of tools so that its clients can start developing avatars, spatial renderings and holoportation.
“Microsoft Mesh is the result of years of research in areas ranging from hand and eye tracking and the creation of Hololens to development of persistent holograms and artificial intelligence (AI) models that can create expressive avatars”, Says the company in a press release.
Microsoft plans integrate all Microsoft Mesh tools into other of your professional products, such as Teams or Microsoft 365, as they become available.
More news for Azure
Microsoft Azure is gradually becoming the crown jewel of the Redmond company. Its specific weight in global revenue It does not stop growing and analysts expect it to become Microsoft’s main business division in the coming years, so there could be no shortage of news for this platform.
The most important is the launch of Azure Percept. This platform will Simplify AI Edge Computing Feature Development by Customers of the cloud so that, for example, they can establish that the system informs the manager of a business that a product is running out, or that commands of different tools can be activated by voice.
Along with the launch of this platform, Microsoft has announced that of a kit of associated devices to be able to implement the desired functions, among which is the Azure Percept Vision smart camera, which will be the main tool to collect information on the site and process it.
Microsoft has explained that it will give its customers access to the different Azure Percept tools so that they They test their functions and can adapt them to the ideas they want to implement in their businesses.. It will also begin to certify Azure Percept third-party devices so that the possibilities of applying this technology in different industries and sectors multiply.
Another important novelty for Azure is the launch of Azure Synapse Pathway, which will allow you to migrate data in minutes to Azure Synapse Analitucs, Microsoft’s platform for integration, storage and analysis of big data.
With telecommuting in the spotlight
Another of the areas in which Microsoft has been striving during 2020 has been that of teleworking. You have now introduced Microsoft Teams Connect, a new channel built into the Teams platform that allows administrators to create a shared workspace for both organization employees and external collaborators.
In these spaces, the people who integrate them can access chats, video call meetings, collaborate in various applications and work on the same documents in real time. Administrators control both the people to whom they have given access and the users who are already part of those teleworking spaces from their panel. With this new function, Microsoft aims, above all, better integration and control of external collaborators of the different projects of the company.
Another novelty is the launch of Microsoft PowerPoint Live for Microsoft Team, a tool that allows you to create and edit enriched Powert Points directly in Microsoft Teams. The teams can create the presentation in real time, all at the same time and on a screen where they can see, at the same time, the slides that are being edited, the comments that each member has been able to make and the video call of each of the attendees, with which impressions can be exchanged live.