In October, Microsoft said they finished working on their technology, Mesh, which lets people do more in their online meetings. Now, they’re letting folks try it out in Teams meetings, which is a big deal.
Today, they announced that Mesh’s cool 3D stuff and avatar technology can be used in Teams on your computer and the Meta Quest virtual reality headset.
This Mesh thing could make online meetings feel more real like you’re in the same room. It’s hard to say if everyone will love it, but it could make working together on projects or discussing ideas feel much more lifelike.
Immersive experience with Mesh
In Teams, users make their own 3D characters and direct it during the meeting. They can also chat with others in various virtual settings, called “immersive spaces,” during the online session.
Microsoft says that using Mesh in Teams helps more people join in meetings by offering these cool 3D spaces that are ready to go. These spaces are made for different purposes, like team hangouts, brainstorming, or group talks.
Customized spaces with Mesh
Apart from the ready-to-use Mesh immersive spaces in Teams, companies can make their own special spaces using the Mesh toolkit. Users can add personalized features to these spaces, like banners displaying their company logo, videos showcasing products, and other content.
This customization can create a setting with fewer distractions, making it easier to concentrate on the meeting. It’s especially helpful for avoiding issues that might pop up in a home setting. But setting this up needs a big investment and might only be worth it in certain situations.