26 May 2017

Microsoft Shows How AR & VR Could Revolutionize Work

Microsoft owns the enterprise computing space. Windows-powered PCs run a huge portion of the global workforce. A few day ago, the company demonstrated how its Windows Mixed Reality initiative could potentially be used in that massive market. During the keynote address of its annual Build conference, Microsoft invited members of the Cirque du Soleil team up on stage. The members each donned a Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset and started showing the crowd how these products can be used in enterprise collaboration.

Together, the team appeared to devise and design a new stage layout for an upcoming production by summoning, altering and positioning simple assets from a menu. These objects could be moved freely by any of the members and all of them could see what was happening to their holographic layout in real time. All of this represents an impressive use case for how these headsets, both AR and VR, could be used in Microsoft’s all-important enterprise market.

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