Microsoft Teams, Office, Windows 365 and Xbox Cloud Gaming are coming to Meta Quest devices
Microsoft and Meta have agreed on a new partnership that will bring Microsoft Teams, Office, Windows 365 and Xbox cloud gaming services to Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro devices.
The first service to participate in this integration is Mesh for Microsoft Teams, which allows users to virtually meet in a realistic environment.
Microsoft is introduced to the Meta virtual reality platform
“We’re bringing an immersive Microsoft Teams meeting experience to Meta Quest to give people new ways to connect.”This is what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the Meta Connect conference. “You can connect, share and collaborate as if you were together in person”.
Meta Quest users will soon have access to Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint. The next step, according to plans reported by Microsoft, would be integrating Windows 365 with these helmets, making them able to work from anywhere with Windows Cloud.
“With the introduction of Windows 365 on Quest, you have a new way to securely stream the entire Windows experience, including all of your custom apps, content and settings, onto the VR headset with the full power of Windows and the power of Windows 365. Windows applications “, Nadella added. .
The future implementation of Xbox Cloud Gaming in the Meta Quest Store will allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream a variety of Xbox games on the Meta Quest platform, just as they already do on some smartphones, tablets, PCs and Smart TVs.
The move announced by Microsoft through this alliance points to a possible change in the strategy of the company led by Nadella. Recall that, like Meta, Microsoft makes its own virtual reality hardware. However, this pact shows that the company is evolving as a provider of VR services and tools, rather than focusing on its role as a manufacturer and restricting access to its products through exclusive rooms.
“We are taking an approach to ensure that our software benefits users on all of their favorite devices, which is why I am so excited to see what we are announcing today and how we will bring together the power of many of our devices in addition to popular tools. productivity with the new VR devices you announced. “Nadella said.
A precise date has not yet been announced for the launch of Microsoft products for Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, which in any case has not stopped us from focusing on this announcement.