Logitech Logi Dock: my experiences and review

Today is the time for a device review and sharing of real use experiences. I got a Logi Dock for loan from Logitech and I have been using it now a few weeks - which is a good time to write the review and share some of my insights. While Logitech does ad that the … Continue reading Logitech Logi Dock: my experiences and review

How to use and create Microsoft Mesh Avatars

Microsoft announced Microsoft Mesh Avatars for Teams during Microsoft Ignite 2022 event. I touched about avatars in my Ignite news blog post earlier, but now it is the time to take a better look what Mesh Avatars can do and how they can change meetings. I have been using these Avatars in the Private Preview … Continue reading How to use and create Microsoft Mesh Avatars

No one can be told what the Metaverse is

Or can they? Of course we can tell what the Metaverse is! You can ask that from 100 different people and you will have 100 different variations in the return. It is kind of quantum mechanics - you think you know what it is until you ask. The good seems to be that all of … Continue reading No one can be told what the Metaverse is

See you at ESPC22 and Microsoft 365 Conference 2022!

One tour of speaking behind me, I am heading towards the next one as the month advances. I am very excited and happy to be stepping in person to the stage in two great Microsoft supported conferences. At first I will be traveling to Denmark for ESPC22 and after that event is over my tour … Continue reading See you at ESPC22 and Microsoft 365 Conference 2022!

First Impressions of the Meta Quest Pro

I was one of those who decided to ride the first wave of Meta Quest Pro users. It was not an easy decision to do, since by all means spending $1500 (or 1800 euros, as in my case) of my own money for a headset requires a lot of justification. Once the decision and pre-order … Continue reading First Impressions of the Meta Quest Pro

What’s new in Microsoft Whiteboard today and what’s on the roadmap

Whiteboard is an essential tool when it comes to working together in the Metaverse. Since you can use, for example Microsoft's version, Whiteboard across multiple devices to bring everyone together to the same digital canvas it is a true Metaverse-tool. For example you can work on the same digital board using your laptop, your tablet, … Continue reading What’s new in Microsoft Whiteboard today and what’s on the roadmap

Avatars of the Metaverse: Recap of GITEX, Microsoft Ignite and South Coast Summit

Last week was a busy one for me. And everything had something to do with the Metaverse, speaking and seeing friends. These properties seem to connect all the dots for me these days since if I travel to somewhere it is very often because I will be speaking in an event, and when I do … Continue reading Avatars of the Metaverse: Recap of GITEX, Microsoft Ignite and South Coast Summit

Microsoft Mesh to Teams, Microsoft Teams, Loop and other news from Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 brought up a big number of various announcements, new tech and innovations. And we didn't expect for anything less. This time, after some break, Microsoft Ignite also had on-site events. Unlike one huge 20000+ attendee event, this was a truly hybrid event that allowed people join and participate via online or in … Continue reading Microsoft Mesh to Teams, Microsoft Teams, Loop and other news from Microsoft Ignite 2022

Of the Metaverse Presence and Holoportation

It is a very exciting week ahead for me. As I am writing this blog post I am sitting on a train to the airport of Helsinki-Vantaa (and finalized the post at Heathrow airport in UK) where I will depart for a packed tour of exciting events and speaking. On Monday 10th I will be … Continue reading Of the Metaverse Presence and Holoportation

Event season and worklife tech updates with new iPhone and Surface Laptop Studio

I am writing this article during Microsoft Finland Modern Work and Security Roadshow / Tour. It has been some time since something like this happened in Finland and I am honored to be part of event speakers during this tour, that took me around Finland in a train. The good thing about train travel is … Continue reading Event season and worklife tech updates with new iPhone and Surface Laptop Studio

Big Industry and a retro-glance at the Metaverse One

Metaverse One, the Community Metaverse Conference 2022, was live at 7th of September. As one of the organizers of the event I think it is time to share some information how I felt the event went. In a very short summary: we are extremely happy for the reception and to the event. This was the … Continue reading Big Industry and a retro-glance at the Metaverse One

Metaverse City – Smart City and Place

When we usually talk about the Metaverse it is easy to limit ourselves to think only meetings, collaboration, virtual realities, NFTs, Blockchains and so on. We can think about smart spaces – that could be in a form of  Connected Spaces of which I wrote earlier - and Industrial Metaverse with Field Workers. Thinking the … Continue reading Metaverse City – Smart City and Place

Logitech Zone True Wireless – review and experiences

I have been recently testing several Jabra earbuds, so I am glad that - thanks to Logitech - I was able to give a test run for Logitech Zone True Wireless buds as well. Initially these look a lot bigger than Jabra Elite 7 series, but to my surprise there wasn't as much size difference … Continue reading Logitech Zone True Wireless – review and experiences

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides – on the job guidance with Mixed Reality

A while back I wrote about The Perfect Field Worker Day in this blog. In that post I connected several technologies to create the perfect day for maintenance worker. One of technologies highlighted there was Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides, which can be used to train field workers on new tasks - and the tech can … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides – on the job guidance with Mixed Reality

Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces connects physical spaces to the metaverse

Dynamics 365 solutions have been on the first wave of creating metaverse solutions to the real life applications, especially when thinking manufacturing industry, maintenance, process automation, retail and field workers. They have also had a solution for bringing your space information to the digital world to better understand how people are moving in that space … Continue reading Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces connects physical spaces to the metaverse

Join Metaverse One – a Microsoft Metaverse community event on September 7th 2022

I welcome all my readers to join us at the Metaverse One. As I am one of main organizers for the event I of course want to make you aware about what's available for you all. Metaverse One is community driven - there isn't any selling invovled if you register. It is also 100% free … Continue reading Join Metaverse One – a Microsoft Metaverse community event on September 7th 2022

A Metaverse customer experience

Welcome to my Metaverse day! Today I will take you to a journey when I vision how Metaverse will be affecting our tourism and customer experience in the future. In some cases this future is already here but not that many businesses are thinking about how they will be using the Metaverse this way. Yet. … Continue reading A Metaverse customer experience

Share selected Microsoft Whiteboard to Teams meeting and other updates

Microsoft Whiteboard has been updated again! For us who use that more often than other whiteboard apps these are excellent news. We are still missing promised features like locking the view, but it looks really good how Microsoft Whiteboard is improving. So let's take a look! Share a selected Microsoft Whiteboard to the meetingEraser : … Continue reading Share selected Microsoft Whiteboard to Teams meeting and other updates

A perfect Field Worker day

Welcome back to the my Metaverse day! This time I am going to walk you through to a day in modern Field Workers life and how Metaverse tech, that includes mixed reality and other devices, can make their day a perfect one. We can call our fictional field worker Marilyn in this example and follow … Continue reading A perfect Field Worker day

Synthesia – Metaverse era video creation tool

Recently I came across Synthesia tool, which is a very Metaverse Era -way to create presentations and videos with text-to-speech. I have had only chance to use the public demo version so far, but this definitely looks something I could be testing out later in the autumn for real. In short: you use text to … Continue reading Synthesia – Metaverse era video creation tool

Logitech MX Keys Business Mini Combo – Review

A year ago I upgraded my home office desktop with new Logitech MS Keys and MX Master 3 mouse. I have been a so called happy used with them since. I have noticed I rather take the Logitech MX Master 3 with me to travels (despite the size) than Surface Precision mouse. MX Master 3 … Continue reading Logitech MX Keys Business Mini Combo – Review

Logitech C925e business webcam

It is quite well-known that most of laptop built-in web cameras are not very high quality devices. To counter that issue it is very useful to have a separate webcam you can use to have a better image quality. And depending on the webcam you can also get a better microphones with it. Thanks to … Continue reading Logitech C925e business webcam

Jabra Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro – my experiences

I got an another great opportunity to test out new Jabra Elite 7 -series earbuds: Jabra Elite 7 Active and Jabra Elite 7 Pro. My previous check on Jabra's were 85t buds. On longer term I noticed that they didn't fit my ears that well, no matter which ear piece size I tried. During the … Continue reading Jabra Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro – my experiences

Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds

It is always great to do some testing and review on new devices. Thanks to Logitech Nordics I got Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds for testing. Those who me, also know that I am not a fan of wired headsets. The wire seems to be always on the way and causes noise to the audio. Read … Continue reading Logitech Zone Wired Earbuds

How to use Loop Components in Outlook and Teams.

Loop Components finally made their way to Web Outlook. This means you can create and use Loops now in Microsoft Outlook and Teams. Sharing is possible for inside your organization only at this moment. On the bonus there is a new Q&A component you can use to collect Q&A questions & answers easier. Let's take … Continue reading How to use Loop Components in Outlook and Teams.

4th MVP award 🥰 (and how to set your Quiet time/DnD in Teams / Office 365 for vacation!)

Tuesday evening I got the information I was renewed as MVP for my 4rd year. I am extremely happy and very honored about this! Being a Microsoft MVP has been great experience, because the community rocks! Sharing knowledge and insights, having fun and making new friends, meeting people in person at events and impacting & … Continue reading 4th MVP award 🥰 (and how to set your Quiet time/DnD in Teams / Office 365 for vacation!)

Mojo Vision – XR Contact Lenses

Thanks to a colleague of mine I took a look at Mojo Vision. I was surprised that this had totally been hidden from my radar so far. In short: Mojo Vision is a contact lens with Extended / Augmented Reality capabilities. Just a few days ago Mojo published an article about their CEO testing out … Continue reading Mojo Vision – XR Contact Lenses

Microsoft Mesh for Teams – what we know and expect?

Microsoft Mesh, the platform for Metaverse, is going to be powering Mesh for Teams. Mesh itself won't be a new product in the catalogue, but instead it will be powering different applications that allows us to enter virtual or extended worlds. If you have used HoloLens 2 Mesh application you can see Microsoft Mesh working … Continue reading Microsoft Mesh for Teams – what we know and expect?

Microsoft Teams app: Delayed Send

Delayed Send is a free Microsoft Teams application that can be used to deliver Teams messages at specific time in the future. The app is created by Appfluence inc. If you need the Delayed Send today and you don't want to create Power Platform action (it is not difficult!) for it then you want to … Continue reading Microsoft Teams app: Delayed Send

Microsoft Teams – what to expect during summer 2022?

End of June is always interesting times with Microsoft Products. Ending of their fiscal year means that a lot of KPIs and objectives need to be reached and closed. That is why there are usually so many roadmap items scheduled for June and July. In addition Microsoft Inspire event happens around mid-July, which means Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft Teams – what to expect during summer 2022?

Jabra PanaCast 20 review

Jabra PanaCast 20 is the personal PanaCast for video conferencing. Unlike it's biger siblings this one is agile and small enough so you can take it with you when leaving the (home) office. Thanks to Jabra, I was able to put this camera to a test run. First, some tech specs 4K video ( 13 … Continue reading Jabra PanaCast 20 review

Metaverse interoperatibility takes a step forward

In this post you can read my insights about Metaverse Standards Forum and why Amazon Proteus is a big thing. Metaverse Standards ForumIndustrial Metaverse automation achievements: Amazon ProteusHave a great Midsummer 2022! Metaverse Standards Forum Metaverse standards forum published good news this week. The standardization of Metaverse is stepping forward as numerous players join the … Continue reading Metaverse interoperatibility takes a step forward

Digital Twins and Holoportation with HoloLens 2

If you haven't attended Microsoft Envision UK recently you might have this great video how you can utilize HoloLens 2 for Holoportation, Digital Twins and with more photorealistic avatas (well, at least the top portrait of them) in an easy way. In the video Alex Karim, Metaverse Lead at Microsoft UK, discusses and demos with … Continue reading Digital Twins and Holoportation with HoloLens 2

Metaverse trade: buy a NFT, get also the physical item

There has been quite a lot of chatter about NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) in the Metaverse context. How crypto + NFT democratizes trade and allows us to own digital art, avatar decors and land in the Metaverse. You could be buying land in the Decentraland buy Gucci clothing for your Roblox avatars and set up a … Continue reading Metaverse trade: buy a NFT, get also the physical item

Some thoughts about upcoming Apple and Qualcomm headsets

Both Apple and Qualcomm has been recently in the news about their Mixed Reality headsets / glasses. These will certainly bring interesting features to the market and have the chance to allowing more people to be aware about the metaverse - and enter it. Apple has been quite good on making their products look interesting … Continue reading Some thoughts about upcoming Apple and Qualcomm headsets