The technology hub Microsoft partners with Meta to bring its products into Meta's Virtual Reality (VR). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated during Meta's Connect 2022 keynote which was held on October 11 that Microsoft's Teams video conferencing program would interface with Meta's "Quest" and recently launched "Quest Pro" VR gear, enabling individuals to meet in a virtual space resembling a conference room.
In Meta VR, Microsoft plans to launch its popular productivity tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint on Meta's VR. According to Nadella, advanced features let users stream a Windows Cloud PC to their Meta headsets.
With this collaboration, hundreds of high-quality Xbox games may be streamed to mobile devices, PCs, some smart televisions, and the Meta Quest platform thanks to Microsoft and Meta's efforts to integrate Xbox Cloud Gaming into the Meta Quest Store.
According to Nadella, Meta's Quest and Quest Pro headsets will be compatible with Microsoft's enterprise-level mobile device and identity management programs, enabling businesses to manage and secure VR headsets on their corporate networks just like they would computers or phones.
Nadella made reference to the ongoing remote work policies where people are working from home and even prefer to do so. He remarked that the epidemic has created a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity in formerly office-based work environments. He further continued by saying that I n order to give users new opportunities to engage with one another, we're integrating the complete meeting experience from Microsoft Teams to Meta Quest. Now, you can connect, share, and collaborate as though you are together in person."
In this collaboration Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO said that
“We want everyone to be able to feel present as the amount of in-person work increases.
Additionally, Microsoft Teams will work with Horizon Workrooms, Meta's virtual reality meeting environment. The cross-device experience will be the cornerstone of the virtual workplace of the future for whiteboarding, brainstorming, and meetups."
Accenture’s collaboration with Meta and Microsoft
In the upcoming year, Accenture will also be collaborating with Meta and Microsoft to help the VR business grow even better. So that it can be helpful to its users for various purposes whether it is to engage the employees, create better communication between customers, and to create the products and services in the metaverse.
On this Accenture’s CEO, Julie Sweet said
“This will be game-changing for scaling the metaverse in the enterprise.”
According to Sweet, the company has given out 60,000 Meta Quest 2 headsets to employees over the past year and redesigned its onboarding procedure to welcome 150,000 people to its "Nth Floor" virtual campus, which was developed in partnership with Microsoft.
Microsoft’s entry into Metaverse
Microsoft has openly considered entering the Metaverse ever since Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook's name to Meta. When the business paid $68.7 billion to acquire gaming behemoth Activision Blizzard in January 2022. They realized they had discovered the ideal entry.
The CEO of Microsoft at the time, Satya Nadella, stated that video games were "essential in the creation of metaverse platforms." Some of the most recognizable video game franchises in the world, such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, are produced by Activision.
In 2021 Microsoft also Led crypto funding of $27 Million in a crypto startup called Palm Studio NFT. Palm NFT was created to provide services to the artist to help them in establishing their own NFT marketplace.
In the last few months, so many platforms were seen collaborating with cryptocurrency like “Google will start accepting crypto payment for its cloud services”. With all these partnerships and collaborations, crypto adoption worldwide is supposed to be increasing gradually.
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