Mixed reality gets ever-more accessible
Microsoft updated its SharePoint programming two years prior to better contend with Dropbox, Slack, and Box, and it’s going above and beyond today by conveying its business-centered programming to its Mixed Reality headsets. SharePoint is basically utilized by businesses to organize documents, build intranet sites, and manage content internally. 400,000 associations utilize SharePoint, however, it’s not the product you’d most hope to touch base on virtual reality headsets.
SharePoint spaces are intended to be an immersive environment for data manipulation and visualization, something we’ve seen some VR applications do previously. Microsoft envisions that by carrying SharePoint into the virtual reality world, organizations will utilize it for onboarding new workers, training courses, and product development. It’s difficult to envision, however, Microsoft needs organizations to give newcomers a chance to sit with a virtual reality headset and find out about the business through a 360-degree introduction process.
Likewise, learning objectives and training could be used through SharePoint in the virtual world. This seems more likely, as there are many examples of VR apps for training remote employees or even getting workers used to machinery. This sort of experience could likewise be utilized for item advancement, to show models inside SharePoint on Mixed Reality headsets.
As SharePoint is broadly utilized by the 135 million Office 365 clients, its entrance into virtual reality could cut down the cost of creating experiences for businesses. It’s still unlikely that SharePoint will be used widely in virtual reality, though, this feels like more of an experiment from Microsoft to perceive how business-focused apps could be used on Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Microsoft is opening up a unique preview version of SharePoint spaces before it’s made available more broadly to all Office 365 commercial users.