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Microsoft launched to compete with Meta and bring virtual reality to Teams

Microsoft launched to compete with Meta and bring virtual reality to Teams

Microsoft announced its plan on Tuesday to bring virtual reality to its online collaboration platform. difference, less than a week after the date of the company that owns Facebook changed its name to Meta Specifically to do the same.

At the Microsoft Ignite Developer Conference held almost these days, Redmond (Washington State, USA) announced that from 2022 it will start integrating aspects of the virtual reality and augmented reality platform into Teams.

Among other things, Internet users will be able to create their own avatars for attending business meetings and social events, and create virtual spaces to interact with other users who have the feeling of sharing a place with them but without leaving home.

Although the first step will be avatars, the company is confident that in the long run they can be replaced by more realistic holograms.

The virtual world can be accessed in Teams using VR glasses and from your phone or computer.

Last Thursday, the company that owns Facebook, which until then went by the same name as the social network, changed its name to Meta to reflect a shift in its priorities toward the metaverse, a virtual reality world similar to what Microsoft is offering today.

The main difference between Meta ads and Microsoft is that the former has a more entertainment-oriented nature (video games or attending events like concerts), while Microsoft, like the Teams platform, faces the corporate world. .

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