Microsoft and Meta to ‘deepen partnership’ with ‘Windows Volumetric Apps’ on Quest

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference the company announced it was bringing Windows Volumetric apps to Quest, which Microsoft calls a way to “extend Windows apps into 3D space.” Pavan Davuluri, head…

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Microsoft Teams Now Supports 3D & VR Meetings, Releases ‘Mesh’ App on Main Quest Store

Microsoft Teams now lets you hold meetings in 3D and VR, as its immersive chatting platform Microsoft Mesh has now come out of preview.Microsoft announced Mesh back in early 2021,…

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Microsoft to Supply US Army More AR Combat Headsets Following Positive Field Test

Microsoft’s HoloLens-based headset built on contract for the US Army has passed an important round of field testing by soldiers. The company is now set to fulfill a larger order…

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Microsoft Releases Initial Azure Cloud Rendering Support for Quest 2 & Quest Pro

Microsoft announced it’s released a public preview of Azure Remote Rendering support for Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro, something that promises to allow devs to render complex 3D content…

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Microsoft’s Meandering XR Strategy Could Lead to Another Zune Moment

At least from the outside, it appears Microsoft isn’t actively competing for a seat at the XR table, which is fairly odd coming from a company that pioneered enterprise AR…

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Microsoft Axes Social VR Platform & XR Interface Framework Amid Wide-reaching Layoffs

Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees, and with it the company is axing social VR platform AltspaceVR and its XR interface framework, Mixed Reality Toolkit. We’ve written about the death of AltspaceVR once…

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US Congress Halts Orders of Microsoft AR Combat Goggles Amid Reports of Headaches & Eyestrain

In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support the development of an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), a tactical AR…

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