This article, Microsoft Build 2023 Part 2,is sharing more of my picks and thoughts Microsoft announced today. Artificial intelligence was of course very prominent, and that was not a surprise. AI is accelerating digitalization and the metaverse faster than ever. It is changing how we work, and this year will be remembered the moment when … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2023 news, part 2: Copilot and Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft Build 2023, Part 1: Microsoft Mesh & Teams
Join me on these two articles to learn the most relevant, on areas of this blog scope, highlights & announcements of Microsoft Build 2023, the annual developer conference that highlights the latest innovations and technologies from Microsoft. Yes, Artificial Intelligence was the top word today, as expected, but Microsoft Mesh did pop out as well … Continue reading Microsoft Build 2023, Part 1: Microsoft Mesh & Teams
Virtual assistants of the Metaverse era
The AI has taken the stage when it comes to hype and news. No wonder, since these Large Language Model AIs have shown they are very versatile and capable to meet a lot of different needs. And it doesn't stop there. As technology continues to advance, the concept of the metaverse is becoming more and … Continue reading Virtual assistants of the Metaverse era
The Future of Work with Microsoft Copilot in Whiteboard, Copilot Early Access Program and 2023 Work Trend Index
Microsoft announced this week the Copilot for Microsoft Whiteboard, a tool designed to enhance brainstorming and collaboration by using AI to generate ideas, organize them into themes, create visual designs, and summarize content. This new feature is powered by Generative AI that understands and generates text and create visual designs based on ideas generated during … Continue reading The Future of Work with Microsoft Copilot in Whiteboard, Copilot Early Access Program and 2023 Work Trend Index
Microsoft Audio Dock review
It is time for another cool device review! I got a loan device for Microsoft so I can try it out. In very short summary it is a great accessory that is really easy to set up and use. It works very wonderfully in Teams calls. At the end of the article I say a … Continue reading Microsoft Audio Dock review
Artificial Intelligence is transforming cameras to multipurpose devices
AI is everywhere. And it is going to be even more everywhere and help us out in various scenarios. I have written about AI and it's uses in multiple posts - and more will be coming. This time, because on rumors regarding Apple's MR/VR headset, it inspired to write my some of my thoughts on … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence is transforming cameras to multipurpose devices
How to create and use custom Microsoft Whiteboard templates
What is latest new with Microsoft Whiteboard currently is the capability to save and share your own templates. This way you can design a whiteboard template that can be used again and again. For example you could design a template for your project meetings and saving & sharing that template others can reuse your work, … Continue reading How to create and use custom Microsoft Whiteboard templates
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
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
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
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
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
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
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