Microsoft Mesh, Microsoft Teams immersive spaces & Avatars

Microsoft Mesh

Effective January 24, 2024, Microsoft Mesh is generally available. Microsoft Mesh is a platform that brings remote workers, hybrid workers and teams together. Microsoft Mesh powers shared virtual experiences in mixed reality applications that are viewable from 2D and 3D endpoints. Also, it allows developers and creators to build custom, immersive experiences for their virtual workplace. Mesh is available on PC and Meta Quest VR devices.

Microsoft Mesh features

With Microsoft Mesh, enjoy these features:

  • Large Events: Microsoft Mesh offers organizations the ability to host large events with custom, immersive experiences tailored to their needs.
  • Customizable Spaces: With the no-code editor, you can start with a set of ready-made immersive spaces and customize the space by adding visual elements like banners featuring your organization’s logo, videos showcasing your product, presentation content, and more.
  • Effortless Orchestration: You can effortlessly orchestrate these visual elements so they fit right into the flow of your event with Microsoft’s easy-to-use event organizer tools.
  • Custom Interactive Experiences: Take it a step further and harness the power of Unity with the Mesh toolkit to create your own custom interactive experiences, including venues for all hands meetings, onboarding, simulations, or training.
  • Endless Opportunities: With the no-code editor and Mesh toolkit to craft custom experiences, the opportunities are endless.

There is a 6-months trial with setup instruction. Contact SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT for help with your licensing.

 

Microsoft Mesh-powered immersive spaces for Microsoft Teams

Effective January 24, 2024, Microsoft Mesh-powered immersive spaces for Teams are generally available. It connects Microsoft Mesh’s capabilities with Microsoft Teams. It lets users add an immersive experience to any Teams meeting and mimics many elements of in-person interactions, like the ability to walk over to a group of people. With the spatial audio feature, a large discussion with multiple conversations or a quick side chat can occur without feeling like an interruption.

Immersive spaces for Teams can be accessed through a PC or virtual reality (VR) headset (such as Meta Quest VR devices), with the ability to easily connect with other participants regardless of whether they join a Teams meeting using video, as an avatar or in the immersive space directly.

Activate your Immersive Space during a Microsoft Teams call, by navigating to View – Immersive space (3D):

 

Avatars for Microsoft Teams

Since May 23, 2023, Avatars for Microsoft Teams are generally available in the Teams desktop app on Windows and Mac. Avatars for Microsoft Teams offers an alternative to the current binary option of video or no video and features customizable avatars and reactions.

Eligible are customers with the following licenses:

  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard/Business Premium
  • Teams Premium

 

More information

For the announcement, please visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/microsoft-mesh-transforming-how-people-come-together-in-the/ba-p/3824898.

For news on Microsoft Mesh, read: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2024/01/24/bring-virtual-connections-to-life-with-microsoft-mesh-now-generally-available-in-microsoft-teams/.

For the product page of Microsoft Mesh, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/mesh.

For an introductory video, please visit: https://youtu.be/fSKBHOWOcSM.

For useful software licensing information on Microsoft licensing programs, please visit: https://www.schneider.im/software/microsoft/.

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