Microsoft and Meta partnership brings Office 365 apps to the Metaverse
Meta partnered with Microsoft to bring a range of Microsoft Office 365 products into Meta's Virtual reality platform to entire companies working in virtual environments.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella expressed its teams' video calling app would integrate with Meta's "Quest" and newly unveiled "Quest Pro" VR headset allowing people to gather in a virtual space akin to a boardroom.
Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and outlook will be made available within Meta's VR.
According to Satya Nadella, future functionality would include the ability to stream a window cloud computer to Meta's headsets.
Microsoft enterprise-level mobile device and identity management applications will be compatible with Meta's quest and quest Pro headsets.
Satya Nadella expressed allowing companies to manage and secure VR headsets in their corporate network just as they would computers or phones.
Meta claims the new equipment is more comfortable has better performance and improved clarity with higher resolution over its existing headset.
Satya Nadella said: the pandemic has brought about a once-in-a-lifetime chance in formerly office-based work environments referring to the ongoing remote work policies first implemented due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We’re bringing the Microsoft Teams’ immersive meeting experience to Meta Quest to give people new ways to connect, Now, you can connect, share and collaborate as though you are together in person.
Mark Zuckerberg Meta CEO added: as in-person work ramps up we want everyone to have the ability to feel like they're present.