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Microsoft Mesh
Information
VR/AR Mixed Reality
Developer Microsoft
Platform Microsoft Azure
Device Hololens 2, VR headsets, smartphones, tablets, PC
Type Experience
Play Area Room-Scale
Release Date March 2, 2021
Infobox Updated September 24, 2021

Microsoft Mesh is a MR App.

Description

Microsoft Mesh is a mixed reality platform built on Microsoft Azure that allows people to collaborate in a shared, holographic space across devices. You can collaborate in the form of an avatar for now, but long term, Microsoft is working to enable you to "holoporte" into these spaces, using light to actually mimic your real body. [1]

Users can enter Microsoft Mesh through HMDs like HoloLens 2, Oculus Quest 2 and HP Reverb G2 and experience the shared space in 2D across other devices like PC, Mac, tablet, and iOS or Android phones. [2]

The Mesh SDK will enable developers to build apps across devices and platforms and will support Unity with native C++ and C#. Microsoft plans to support Unreal Engine, Babylon, and React Native in the future.[2]

Features

Current Mesh-enabled Apps:

Future Mesh-enabled Apps:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Partner Apps

[2]

Reviews

Microsoft Mesh is in preview stages. You can register with Microsoft to download the Mesh App for HoloLens and import content and request access to the Mesh-enabled AltspaceVR. If you're interested in building Mesh-enabled apps, you'll need to register for the mixed reality developer program which will then inform you of tools and early access offers. As of September 2021, you cannot yet access the Mesh SDK.[3]

System Requirements

To try out the Mesh App, you must have a HoloLens 2 headset. To try AltspaceVR, you can use a number of devices including HTC Vive, Oculus Quest and Rift products, Windows Mixed Reality, and PC.[4]

Images and Videos

References

  1. https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/microsoft-mesh/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/mixed-reality-blog/microsoft-mesh-a-technical-overview/ba-p/2176004
  3. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mesh/overview
  4. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mesh/get-started

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