In a groundbreaking move, Microsoft has teamed up with Meta to unveil its popular Office suite – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – for Meta Quest VR headsets. This collaboration marks a significant leap in virtual reality (VR) technology, reshaping how we approach document creation and management.
Now available on the Meta Quest store, these apps are compatible with Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro VR headsets. They offer a mixed reality (MR) setting, merging virtual interfaces with the real world, enhancing productivity and user experience in a VR environment. Users can navigate these apps using virtual fingers or by connecting a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, offering flexibility and ease of use.
This is not the first time Microsoft and Meta have joined forces in the VR domain. Their previous ventures include integrating Microsoft Teams and Outlook with Meta Quest headsets, demonstrating their commitment to evolving workplace technology.
Moreover, Microsoft is expanding its VR capabilities with the development of Office and Teams apps for Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro MR headset. 2023 has been a pivotal year for Microsoft in the VR landscape, with significant strides in HoloLens and Windows MR headset offerings, solidifying its position as a leader in mixed reality solutions.
As the world of VR continues to evolve, Microsoft’s and Meta’s latest initiative offers a glimpse into the future of work and collaboration, revolutionizing how we interact with technology in a virtual space.