Mixed reality makes changing the content, people, or even location of a meeting quick and easy. Not just that, it even allows workers to act upon the data generated from smart devices, and connect seamlessly with others across physical space. The demand for mixed reality is on a rise in the modern workplace.
Microsoft recently announced that it is launching its mixed reality smart-glass HoloLens in 29 new European markets, bringing the total up to 39 countries.
Though HoloLens were launched almost three years ago, with headsets being sold to developers and commercial customers today as well, Microsoft has found its genuine adopters in firstline workers and information workers. The headsets are now being widely used in organizations for remote assistance, training, and prototyping.
Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager, Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Experiences wrote in a blogpost, “We shared how technologies like Microsoft 365, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows Mixed Reality, and 3D are helping companies, Firstline Workers, and Information Workers become agents of change in the modern workplace and digital transformation. The era of mixed reality will serve as a catalyst for innovations in the workplace and we expect ‘Firstline Workers’ and ‘Information Workers’ to benefit significantly from solutions that blend our physical and digital reality. We are also working to bring some of the most-asked-for software updates for HoloLens to our existing customers. We are committed to delivering an update to existing customers sometime early next year”
Microsoft hasn’t revealed much about its future HoloLens hardware, but the company said that its next headset will have a custom AI chip designed by Microsoft. The lack of competition seems to be allowing Microsoft to reveal hardware changes