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

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

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

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!)

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

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

Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

This week takes me to Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to speak in and attend at Scottish Summit 2022. Looking at the list of speakers and schedule there are a big number of great content and a reunion with plenty of community friends. I will present my session on Saturday 11th of June at 11am GMT … Continue reading Scottish Summit 2022 – see you there!

Microsoft Build 2022 Spotlight at Microsoft UK

This time I didn't attend or follow Microsoft Build just online, but instead I was speaking at the Microsoft Build Spotlight UK live on stage at Microsoft UK headquarters at Reading. I had the pleasure to spend time with my good friend Chris Hoard and meet several UK Tech Community friends like Chirag Patel, Chris … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2022 Spotlight at Microsoft UK

Microsoft Build 2022 recap on Microsoft Teams, Mesh for Teams and Microsoft Metaverse

Welcome to read my recap blog post of what's been announced at Microsoft Build 2022! This post focuses on Microsoft Teams and Metaverse news. I was hoping to see more news about Mesh for Teams, but apart from "more news/information in upcoming monts" and some very interesting videos & pictures we were not shared much … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2022 recap on Microsoft Teams, Mesh for Teams and Microsoft Metaverse

Meet you in-person and digitally at Microsoft Build 2022!

I am very happy to announce that I am returning to speak at Microsoft Build 2022! This time I will be speaking in-person at Microsoft UK regional event - all sessions are also streamed online so you can attend Microsoft Build from anywhere. As before, Microsoft Build 2022 is free to attend so it is … Continue reading Meet you in-person and digitally at Microsoft Build 2022!

Metaverse use cases for businesses

The question often asked is: what makes Metaverse such a big game changer and what else can you do with it than just virtual reality meetings? We don't even know all use cases yet, because with Metaverse only imagination is the limit. I have touched here on my blog various uses besides meetings: trainings/learning and … Continue reading Metaverse use cases for businesses

Why Metaverse in Teams is going to make a difference

While there isn't any new information about Mesh for Teams it is good to already think why and when you would be using immersive meeting instead of 2D (traditional / normal) Teams meeting. The end of H1 / 2022 is advancing rapidly and in Microsoft Ignite 2021 they stated that Mesh for Teams preview would … Continue reading Why Metaverse in Teams is going to make a difference

Metaverse revolutionizes learning and training in the future

How will we train and learn in Metaverse in the future? What new opportunities does new technology bring us? TLDR;  a lot - to the point where Metaverse changes many ways in learning & education and how we practice on physical and digital world. With metaverse and virtual reality, you can have much more training and … Continue reading Metaverse revolutionizes learning and training in the future

How to enable collaboration inside and beyond your organization using Teams Shared Channels

Microsoft Teams Shared Channels are now in a preview! This means organizations can start trying them out by themselves, instead of just looking at slides or recordings. This is the moment all organizations should start learning more about Shared Channels and what they will provide for you - and what are the things that should … Continue reading How to enable collaboration inside and beyond your organization using Teams Shared Channels

How to use Whiteboard external sharing and other new Microsoft Teams meeting features

While we are eagerly waiting for Mesh for Teams to take us to the Metaverse in Teams Meetings we can take advantage of various meeting features that are available in Microsoft Teams already today or soon. Some of these have not been that much announced out yet, but they do exists for people to start … Continue reading How to use Whiteboard external sharing and other new Microsoft Teams meeting features

Better, flexible & sustainable, work and events with Metaverse

This doesn't happen too often to me: writing a blog post that has environmental topic. But since the world is changing due to lots reasons this is an another topic I need and want to touch upon. We all have been in plenty of 2D meetings and events since the pandemic started. Lots of events … Continue reading Better, flexible & sustainable, work and events with Metaverse

Metaverse needs to be a safe place for everyone

This is a bit of not-so-happy topic but at the same time it is a very important one. How will it be possible in the metaverse to ensure that everyone feels safe there? We all have read, unfortunately lots of people have also first hand experience, about online harassment happening in the social, in gaming, … Continue reading Metaverse needs to be a safe place for everyone

Microsoft Teams is 5 years and new features are coming out to support Hybrid Work

On Monday 14th Microsoft Teams was 5 years since it was made generally available. Congratulations, Microsoft Teams! Teams began it's story almost half a year earlier than that, but GA-date (Generally Available) is when it began it's journey to become the app for over 270 million monthly users it is today. It was quite soon … Continue reading Microsoft Teams is 5 years and new features are coming out to support Hybrid Work

Teams Nation Community Conference is for all

On March 23rd 2022 Teams Nation Community Conference 2022 goes live with the opening keynote at 8am CET. Yes, it is an early morning start for people in Europe and late night for US but at Australia it is a early evening. The reason for the early start is that the event runs for 12 … Continue reading Teams Nation Community Conference is for all

Improve your meetings with these recent tricks Teams can do! + PowerPoint Cameo

Some tricks and knowledge is always to keep in the bag for those situations where you are presenting or attending meetings. With upcoming Teams Nation Community Conference on March 23rd 2022, which is a free community event btw - please register in, you surely want to learn about few things that will make your meeting … Continue reading Improve your meetings with these recent tricks Teams can do! + PowerPoint Cameo

How to stay in the Loop using mobile Teams!

Microsoft Loop components got their name upgrade from Live Components to Loop Components in Teams. For some time editing Loops was limited in mobile Teams client, but now the support is there. And I have to say, it is rather good one in user experience. I enjoy the UI, it makes staying in the Loop … Continue reading How to stay in the Loop using mobile Teams!

Voice UI enables content creation in the Metaverse

We will be mostly speaking to each other in the Metaverse, instead of typing our messages, then why not to do the same when we create the content? Yes, we use Whiteboards and other manipulative objects with our digital twin hands (aka avatar's hands) but we also need to create text-based content. Why wouldn't we … Continue reading Voice UI enables content creation in the Metaverse

Microsoft Surface Earbuds – my experiences

I had a change recently to try to our Microsoft Surface Earbuds. Yes, those ones that are quite a bold in their appearance. But more than their appearance I was really interested to see if they are usable. My first touch on them was at Microsoft Ignite 2019 where I able to try them on … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Earbuds – my experiences

Persistent spaces in the Metaverse

Just like in the real world today, we will see persistent rooms in the Metaverse. Since there isn't much details out about Microsoft Mesh for Teams it will be remain a slight question mark how meeting spaces will be there: will they be short lived or also persistent. Comparing to Teams meetings today they could … Continue reading Persistent spaces in the Metaverse

Microsoft Whiteboard is already part of the Metaverse

Microsoft Whiteboard is under a lots of development and evolves in a fast pace. Despite some step backs, like rollback of the new desktop client last year, it is going forward and extending it's usability beyond being "replicant of physical world whiteboard". In fact it has already done it and I want to state it … Continue reading Microsoft Whiteboard is already part of the Metaverse

Hybrid meetings in the Metaverse connect real rooms with virtual reality spaces

It is easy to envision how meetings in the immersive Metaverse (virtual reality) are managed and organized. Once you start thinking about Hybrid Meetings more, you can soon realize that hybrid isn't just about physical location of people attending using personal or room devices: it is about having a meeting where people attend from meeting … Continue reading Hybrid meetings in the Metaverse connect real rooms with virtual reality spaces