Futurum analyst Todd R. Weiss dives into the news that Lego and Fortnite’s Epic Games are collaborating with the aim of creating a safe and fun metaverse experience targeted to children. Weiss explores the possibility that this move is perhaps a tempting carrot to later bring adults into the cloudy metaverse mix, along with a look what other brands are doing as we navigate the nascent stages of the metaverse and what’s ahead.
The metaverse is clearly in the news of late, and it appears to be on pace to be one of the biggest trends of 2022. Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers the announcement out of Microsoft’s Ignite event of the launch of its Mesh for Teams, a new offering intended to blend the digital and physical worlds, expected to roll out to users in 2022, and offering insight on what this means for the future of the metaverse in the workplace.
Futurum’s lead analyst Shelly Kramer explores the latest feature announcements from Microsoft Teams. Kramer dives into how the upgrades will facilitate the successful hybrid work environments that organizations are looking for as we emerge from the pandemic.
When the pandemic first began, many employers turned to technology to keep employees connected and engaged. Now, in some cases, employees have so many apps they find it hard to be productive. Futurum’s Daniel Newman takes a look at how to manage this very real, and important challenge.
This week Microsoft acquired a small but strategic company, Peer 5, to address the growing demand for live video streaming in Teams.
The Microsoft Windows 11 has finally, and officially, been confirmed by Microsoft, with the company promising availability as a free upgrade to Microsoft 10 users first, and available in the wild sometime in October, with new hardware running the OS. Futurum’s Shelly Kramer breaks down the nuances of the “next generation of Windows” announcement from Microsoft, clearly focused on ease, productivity, and creativity.
This year at Microsoft Build, the company provided a series of new tools to enable developers to deliver a better Microsoft Teams experience.
Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack could be the first in a string of several deals to meant to remodel itself.
At the Cisco WebexOne event, Cisco rolled out some exciting AI-based upgrades to Webex, suggesting more smart automation in the product’s future. Combine these newest enhancements with Cisco’s commitment to security across its ecosystem, and you’ve got a real winner. If Cisco wanted to show that it too could be one of the cool kids, mission accomplished!
Microsoft adds Teams App integration for video meetings making it easier to access third-party apps without interruption. Microsoft joins Zoom in an effort to make video collaboration and communications easier.