Microsoft and Meta are working together to persuade businesses to utilize VR, while Windows Apps Coming to Meta Quest Headsets

Microsoft and Meta are working together to persuade businesses to utilize VR, while Windows Apps Com ...

Microsoft has worked with Meta in an effort to persuade businesses to operate in virtual environments. During Meta''s Connect conference this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft Teams will integrate with Quest devices and that Microsoft will provide a way to stream Windows apps to Meta''s headsets, according to TechCrunch. However, Nadella confirmed that Microsoft''s streaming game service, Xbox Cloud Gaming, will be available on Quest devices sometime within the next months.

"We''re sharing the Microsoft Teams interactive chat with Meta Quest in order to enable people to develop new perspectives to connect with each other," Nadella said, adding that custom avatars will eventually come to the experience. Horizon Workrooms, Meta''s VR space for collaboration, will connect with Teams, he added, and allowing people to join a Teams meeting from Workrooms.

"Now, you may connect, share, and collaborate as if you are together in person," Nadella said.

Nadella said that Microsoft 365 will be available on Quest in a way that allows users to interact with documents from product applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

"With the ease of use of Windows, you''ll have a new way to stream the entire Windows experience, including all of your personalized app content settings," Nadella said.

"We''ve been thinking about how to transpose Microsoft''s 365 and Windows 365''s content to 3D spaces in order to increase productivity and facilitate you to create, communicate, and collaborate in completely new ways."

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On the Quest, Xbox Cloud Gaming will stream games to a 2D VR screen, bolstering existing Xbox controllers. Nadella cautions that additional features may arrive down the line.