I use video editing tools quite often in my work and social activities. The video is more and more widely used format and there are lots of tools available that you can use and choose from. For this post I thought I pick two of them: Flexclip, which is a browser based editor, and ClipChamp … Continue reading Which one of video editing tools you would choose: FlexClip or ClipChamp?
Author: Vesa Nopanen "Mr. Metaverse"
The New Microsoft Teams client and Avatars are in public preview!
Today it was finally announced by Microsoft – the long awaited new Microsoft Teams client for work is making its first appearance to public! While we have enjoyed new Teams app on consumer side, what we really wanted is the new Teams we can use at work. I have had the pleasure to try out … Continue reading The New Microsoft Teams client and Avatars are in public preview!
Jump to Future of Work with Microsoft 365 Copilot
Recently Microsoft announced something that has been making waves in the world of productivity: Microsoft 365 Copilot. What is it and why all the buzz? Microsoft 365 Copilot is a new tool that combines the power of artificial intelligence with your data and the apps you use every day to help you do amazing things … Continue reading Jump to Future of Work with Microsoft 365 Copilot
Work with NVIDIA Omniverse using Microsoft Teams and Azure
Watching NVIDIA GTC event yesterday brought up interesting news and information. NVIDIA GTC is The Conference for the Era of AI and the Metaverse. Omniverse has been very strong with Industrial Metaverse and strong supporter for standardized Metaverse using Universal Scene Description (USD). With GTC announcements it is only strengthening its position on the field. … Continue reading Work with NVIDIA Omniverse using Microsoft Teams and Azure
GPT-4: The Next Frontier of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most rapidly evolving area of technology today. AI has the potential to transform various aspects of our lives, from entertainment to education to business. Development of AI has come a long way, and one of the most significant advancements in this field is in the development of Natural … Continue reading GPT-4: The Next Frontier of Artificial Intelligence
Avatars in Teams for everyone + How to prepare for Loop App preview!
There has been exciting news this week! Avatars for Teams have a month when it starts to roll out for everyone, Microsoft Build dates & registration is open and also that Microsoft Loop App is coming to Public Preview - and how you can enable it to your users. Avatars for TeamsMicrosoft Build 2023Loop application … Continue reading Avatars in Teams for everyone + How to prepare for Loop App preview!
How AI is Enabling the Metaverse
The concept of the metaverse has captured the imagination of many, promising to transform the way we interact with each other and the digital world. Then we read news like Zuckerberg has quietly buried the metaverse and in the article is stated "the metaverse is dead". I disagree with that. It can be accurate for … Continue reading How AI is Enabling the Metaverse
Jabra Evolve2 Buds: review and experiences
Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless earbuds that are designed for hybrid working and supporting on the go needs. Buds are certified for Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google. In short: Evolve2 buds offer solid sound quality, comfortable fit, a range of features and are certified for Microsoft Teams. I was very impressed about how good … Continue reading Jabra Evolve2 Buds: review and experiences
Logitech Litra Beam: review and experiences
Thanks to Logitech, I got a chance to test Logitech Litra Beam light. This is a LED light with a desktop mount, that you can connect to your PC or just to USB power source - and use your computer with Bluetooth to control the light. Litra Beam is part of Creator's series, but I … Continue reading Logitech Litra Beam: review and experiences
Microsoft Presenter+ review
Thanks to Microsoft, I got finally my hands to test Microsoft Presenter+, the remote controller for PowerPoint presentations. Yes, I do like it and it does what is promises regarding being the device for Microsoft Teams meetings. Key features Microsoft Teams -certified Connected via Bluetooth Button for mute and unmute, works also in Microsoft Teams … Continue reading Microsoft Presenter+ review
Meta Quest Pro and the Mixed Reality experiences
Recently I have been checking out what capabilities Meta Quest Pro can provide if you start to think about using Meta Quest devices for Mixed Reality. Already in my first look on Meta Quest Pro I made a note that the passthrough option it provides leaves a lot of room for improvement. The passthrough created … Continue reading Meta Quest Pro and the Mixed Reality experiences
How Chat AI is Going to Revolutionize Our Work and Search
I was planning to write a blog post about the rise of Chat AI and GPTs. However, this morning I received email that I got access to the new Bing and it revolutionized that idea in the instant. I could not resist, but try it myself for various cases and I also discovered why this … Continue reading How Chat AI is Going to Revolutionize Our Work and Search
Microsoft Loops in Whiteboard, Word Online and other new features
I had a great moment this week, during rainy Tuesday morning at my home. I was going through my tenants, which I do very often but especially before upcoming webinar I am presenting, to see what's new in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. I have been testing Microsoft Loop + Microsoft Whiteboard combination from time … Continue reading Microsoft Loops in Whiteboard, Word Online and other new features
How to use RTMP-In with Microsoft Teams meetings
One of new Teams Premium features that is coming to Microsoft Teams is RTMP-In capability. This means that you can bring in content that is produced with external encoder, like studio equipment or OBS Studio for example, directly to Microsoft Teams meeting. This allows creation of custom meeting layouts and features to make events have … Continue reading How to use RTMP-In with Microsoft Teams meetings
Metaverse One 2023: New Speakers, video and info!
Metaverse One 2023 is happening in half a year - on September 20th 2023. We are progressing on setting up the conference on track. We are announcing exciting news regarding the event! 9 New Featured Speakers have joined Metaverse One 2023! Welcoming Dona Sarkar and Imogen Schifferle from Microsoft and from the community Arome Ibrahim, … Continue reading Metaverse One 2023: New Speakers, video and info!
Microsoft Mesh today
Microsoft released a news article related to Microsoft Mesh on 16th of January 2023. While they didn't reveal any timeline they did share interesting information about Microsoft Mesh use and also on it's capabilities. Working together Microsoft, World Economic Forum (Forum) and Accenture have built an early adopter experience for the World Economic Forum Annual … Continue reading Microsoft Mesh today
First impressions on the new Microsoft Teams on HoloLens 2
Did you know that Microsoft Guides in HoloLens 2 includes also Microsoft Teams client? And that Microsoft Teams Remote Assist are now available inside the Guides application? I got to try the functionality with my colleague Miska Kytö when I visited Sulava Helsinki office. This time we skipped Guides part and focused on Microsoft Teams … Continue reading First impressions on the new Microsoft Teams on HoloLens 2
Metaverse for Healthcare
Continuing the Metaverse use cases in various industries it is time to take a look at the Healthcare. Industrial Metaverse is more matured than other areas of the Metaverse: enterprise and consumer. This is because industry has had a need and a clear use cases for the Metaverse for a really long time. This journey … Continue reading Metaverse for Healthcare
Logitech BRIO 505: review
I got to try (thanks to Logitech) out their BRIO 505 webcam. This is a Logitech's business-line Microsoft Teams certified FullHD webcam with an economic price-tag ($130). It comes with a nice built-in privacy shield and you can also use it as a document camera. Feature-wise I like 90/78/65 FoV and the AI zooming / … Continue reading Logitech BRIO 505: review
Social Presence in the Metaverse
Social presence is different in the future. The more you have 2D meetings the more you see the lack of real presence in larger meetings. Many people have cameras off and it doesn't help when you try to create connection. Avatars will be bringing part of the presence back, but at this point most of … Continue reading Social Presence in the Metaverse
Logitech Litra Glow LED streaming light: review
Logitech Litra Glow is a very portable and not too expensive premium LED light that you can take it with you when traveling, or you know you need to amp up the lightning when in meetings. Or should I make bad joke and mention "one liter of Glow". That is what I thought the first … Continue reading Logitech Litra Glow LED streaming light: review
2022 wrap up and looking forward for 2023!
The year 2022 is taking it's final steps before yielding to 2023. I will be taking some time off to spend quality time with my family and recharging from quite a hectic year. But before I do that, I want to of course have a short summary of the year 2022 and look ahead what … Continue reading 2022 wrap up and looking forward for 2023!
Metaverse One 2023: September 20th 2023
Hey hey hey - it is time to SAVE THE DATE: September 20th 2023 to your calendars , as is it going to be the day for the next Metaverse One event! As before, it will be 100% Virtual & Online, 100% Community and 100% Free! Metaverse One will have multiple online rooms that has … Continue reading Metaverse One 2023: September 20th 2023
Logitech Zone 125 headset: experiences and review
I have recently had the pleasure and chance to test out a few Logitech products aimed for the office, home office and also to travel use. I of course thank you Logitech for giving me a chance to loan to test out these products. Since I work with collaboration using Microsoft Teams this is the … Continue reading Logitech Zone 125 headset: experiences and review
Why Avatars don’t have legs?
During the #ESPC22 Conference I had interesting conversations with attendees about avatars, that expanded to body image and inclusion talks. That is the beauty of international conferences - you engage with people coming from different backgrounds, cultures, companies and the most importantly having different experiences. All that sparks for inspiring and sparring conversations you don't … Continue reading Why Avatars don’t have legs?
Text to Anything is changing content creation
The Metaverse is disrupting world in various ways already today. In my article No one can be told what the Metaverse is I touched the subject of content creation by the Artificial Intelligence. After a while I thought this is a good topic to keep on writing about. Text to ImageText to videos and speechThere … Continue reading Text to Anything is changing content creation
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