Microsoft at MWC Barcelona: Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2 – The Official Microsoft Blog

This evening at a press event to kickoff MWC Barcelona, I had the pleasure of joining CEO Satya Nadella and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman onstage to talk in depth about Microsoft’s worldview for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.

As part of today’s press event, we also introduced the world to HoloLens 2.

YouTube Video

This is a tremendously exciting time for Microsoft, our partners, our customers, the computing industry and indeed the world. The virtually limitless computing power and capability of the cloud combined with increasingly intelligent and perceptive edge devices embedded throughout the physical world create experiences we could only imagine a few short years ago.

When intelligent cloud and intelligent edge experiences are infused with mixed reality, we have a framework for achieving amazing things and empowering even more people.

Today represents an important milestone for Microsoft. This moment captures the very best efforts and passion of numerous teams spanning Azure, HoloLens, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Devices — this truly is a moment where the sum is greater than the parts. From cutting-edge hardware design to mixed reality-infused cloud services, today’s announcements represent the collective work of many teams. And none of this would be possible without our passionate community of customers, partners and developers.

On behalf of everyone on the team, it is my privilege to introduce you to HoloLens 2 and all the announcements we made today to kick off MWC Barcelona.

Introducing HoloLens 2

Side view of sleek black HoloLens 2

Since the release of HoloLens in 2016 we have seen mixed reality transform the way work gets done. We have unlocked super-powers for hundreds of thousands of people who go to work every day. From construction sites to factory floors, from operating rooms to classrooms, HoloLens is changing how we work, learn, communicate and get things done.

We are entering a new era of computing, one in which the digital world goes beyond two-dimensional screens and enters the three-dimensional world. This new collaborative computing era will empower us all to achieve more, break boundaries and work together with greater ease and immediacy in 3D.

Today, we are proud to introduce the world to Microsoft HoloLens 2.

Our customers asked us to focus on three key areas to make HoloLens even better. They wanted HoloLens 2 to be even more immersive and more comfortable, and to accelerate the time-to-value.

Immersion is greatly enhanced by advancements across the board, including in the visual display system, making holograms even more vibrant and realistic. We have more than doubled the field of view in HoloLens 2, while maintaining the industry-leading holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. HoloLens 2 contains a new display system that enables us to achieve these significant advances in performance at low power. We have also completely refreshed the way you interact with holograms in HoloLens 2. Taking advantage of our new time-of-flight depth sensor, combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use with physical objects in the real world. In addition to the improvements in the display engine and direct manipulation of holograms, HoloLens 2 contains eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more natural. You can log in with Windows Hello enterprise-grade authentication through iris recognition, making it easy for multiple people to quickly and securely share the device.

Comfort is enhanced by a more balanced center of gravity, the use of light carbon-fiber material and a new mechanism for donning the device without readjusting. We’ve improved the thermal management with new vapor chamber technology and accounted for the wide physiological variability in the size and shape of human heads by designing HoloLens 2 to comfortably adjust and fit almost anyone. The new dial-in fit system makes it comfortable to wear for hours on end, and you can keep your glasses on because HoloLens 2 adapts to you by sliding right over them. When it’s time to step out of mixed reality, flip the visor up and switch tasks in seconds. Together, these enhancements have more than tripled the measured comfort and ergonomics of the device.

Time-to-value is accelerated by Microsoft mixed reality applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout and the new Dynamics 365 Guides applications. In addition to the in-box value, our ecosystem of mixed reality partners provides a broad range of offerings built on HoloLens that deliver value across a range of industries and use cases. This partner ecosystem is being supplemented by a new wave of mixed reality entrepreneurs who are realizing the potential of devices like HoloLens 2 and the Azure services that give them the spatial, speech and vision intelligence needed for mixed reality, plus battle-tested cloud services for storage, security and application insights.

Building on the unique capabilities of the original HoloLens, HoloLens 2 is the ultimate intelligent edge device. And when coupled with existing and new Azure services, HoloLens 2 becomes even more capable, right out of the box.

HoloLens 2 will be available this year at a price of $3,500. Bundles including Dynamics 365 Remote Assist start at $125/month. HoloLens 2 will be initially available in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand. Customers can preorder HoloLens 2 starting today at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/buy.

In addition to HoloLens 2, we were also excited to make the following announcements at MWC Barcelona.

 Azure Kinect Developer Kit (DK)

Front and side view of compact silver Azure Kinect DK device

The Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit that combines our industry-leading AI sensors in a single device. At its core is the time-of-flight depth sensor we developed for HoloLens 2, high-def RGB camera and a 7-microphone circular array that will enable development of advanced computer vision and speech solutions with Azure. It enables solutions that don’t just sense but understand the world — people, places, things around it. A good example of such a solution in the healthcare space is Ocuvera, which is using this technology to prevent patients from falling in hospitals. Every year in the U.S. alone, over 1 million hospital patients fall each year, and 11,000 of those falls are fatal. With Azure Kinect, the environmental precursors to a fall can be determined and a nurse notified to get to patients before they fall. Initially available in the U.S. and China, the Azure Kinect DK is available for preorder today at $399. Visit Azure.com/Kinect for more info.

Dynamics 365 Guides

When we announced Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout on October 1, we talked about them as the “first” of our mixed reality applications for HoloLens.

Today, we are proud to announce our latest offering: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides.

Dynamics 365 Guides is a new mixed reality app that empowers employees to learn by doing. Guides enhances learning with step-by-step instructions that guide employees to the tools and parts they need and how to use them in real work situations. In addition to the experience of using Guides on HoloLens, a Guides PC app makes it easy to create interactive content, attach photos and videos, import 3D models and customize training to turn institutional knowledge into a repeatable learning tool.

This application will help minimize downtime and increase efficiency for mission-critical equipment and processes and becomes the third Dynamics 365 application that will work on both the previous generation of HoloLens and the new HoloLens 2.

Dynamics 365 Guides is available in preview starting today.

Man wearing HoloLens 2 consults a hologram of a guide as he works on machinery

Azure Mixed Reality Services

Today we also announced two new Azure mixed reality services. These services are designed to help every developer and every business build cross-platform, contextual and enterprise-grade mixed reality applications.

 Azure Spatial Anchors enables businesses and developers to create mixed reality apps that map, designate and recall precise points of interest that are accessible across HoloLens, iOS and Android devices. These precise points of interest enable a range of scenarios, from shared mixed reality experiences to wayfinding across connected places. We’re already seeing this service help our customers work and learn with greater speed and ease in manufacturing, architecture, medical education and more.

Azure Remote Rendering helps people experience 3D without compromise to fuel better, faster decisions. Today, to interact with high-quality 3D models on mobile devices and mixed reality headsets, you often need to “decimate,” or simplify, 3D models to run on target hardware. But in scenarios like design reviews and medical planning, every detail matters, and simplifying assets can result in a loss of important detail that is needed for key decisions. This service will render high-quality 3D content in the cloud and stream it to edge devices, all in real time, with every detail intact.

Azure Spatial Anchors is in public preview as of today. Azure Remote Rendering is now in private preview in advance of its public preview.

Microsoft HoloLens Customization Program

HoloLens is being used in a variety of challenging environments, from construction sites and operating rooms to the International Space Station. HoloLens has passed the basic impact tests from several protective eyewear standards used in North America and Europe. It has been tested and found to conform to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166. With HoloLens 2 we’re introducing the Microsoft HoloLens Customization Program to enable customers and partners to customize HoloLens 2 to fit their environmental needs.

The first to take advantage of the HoloLens Customization Program is our long-standing HoloLens partner Trimble, which last year announced Trimble Connect for HoloLens along with a new hard hat solution that improves the utility of mixed reality for practical field applications. Today it announced the Trimble XR10 with Microsoft HoloLens 2, a new wearable hard hat device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite.

Hard hat incorporates HoloLens 2

Open principles

Finally, as we closed things out, Alex Kipman articulated a set of principles around our open approach with the mixed reality ecosystem.

We believe that for an ecosystem to truly thrive there should be no barriers to innovation or customer choice.

To that end, Alex described how HoloLens embraces the principles of open stores, open browsers and open developer platforms.

To illustrate our dedication to these principles, we announced that our friends at Mozilla are bringing a prototype of the Firefox Reality browser to HoloLens 2, demonstrating our commitment to openness and the immersive web. Alex was also joined by Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, who announced that Unreal Engine 4 support is coming to HoloLens.

In the coming months we will have more announcements and details to share. We look forward to continuing this journey with you all.

Julia

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CrowdStrike IPO success puts spotlight on endpoint security

Endpoint security vendor CrowdStrike raised more than $600 million in its initial public offering Wednesday. CrowdStrike shares closed at approximately $58 per share, 70% above its IPO price of $34.

The CrowdStrike IPO has given the company a market capitalization of around $11.4 billion.

The company was valued at over $3 billion last year following a $200 million venture capital funding led by General Atlantic.

CrowdStrike filed a registration statement for the proposed IPO on May 14 and was expected to price its 18 million Class A shares at between $28 and $30 a share. Underwriters including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Barclays each received a 30-day option to purchase an additional 2.7 million shares.

“Today’s achievement validates the critical wager we put on bringing to market game-changing technologies to help organizations defend themselves from cyberattacks in a modern and efficient way,” CrowdStrike CEO and co-founder George Kurtz said in a blog post.

With the CrowdStrike IPO, the company joins a list of tech companies such as Uber, Lyft, Zoom and Pinterest that have gone public this year.

The company rose to fame after it helped trace the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee to Russian threat actors in 2016. Since that time, CrowdStrike emerged as a go-to vendor for both threat detection and incident response, handling post-breach investigations for organizations such as the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“We launched CrowdStrike in 2011 to transform security to meet the needs of modern businesses in the cloud era. Our IPO is an important milestone, and we couldn’t be more excited as we look forward to continuing to outwit cyber adversaries to keep our global customers safe,” Kurtz said in a statement.

The high interest and valuation is a reflection that cloud-driven endpoint security is a hot market and CrowdStrike’s cloud model is disruptive, according to Gartner vice president and analyst Peter Firstbrook.  

“Cloud-driven security services have significant advantages over on-premises versions that go beyond typical SaaS value propositions,” Firstbrook wrote in a recent report on endpoint protection shifting to the cloud. “Cloud-delivered security solutions can centralize the process intelligence and implement new detection methods and new services in a more agile way. Cloud-based detection techniques are also more difficult for attackers to test against without divulging new evasion techniques.”

“These solutions are becoming more extensible than their on-premises counterparts. Cloud vendors are adding products that utilize the same agent and data as on-premises EPP solutions; for example, vulnerability detection, user and entity behavioral analytics (UEDB), and file integrity monitoring (FIM),” he added. “Indeed, CrowdStrike has launched an app store facility to allow partners to build their own apps on top of the data already collected.”

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the cybersecurity firm was founded by former McAfee executives Kurtz and chief technology officer Dmitri Alperovitch. CrowdStrike is supported by original investor Warburg Pincus; other investors including Accel, CapitalG, General Atlantic, Rackspace and Telstra Ventures.

The cloud security vendor’s Falcon platform is powered by artificial intelligence to detect and prevent cyberattacks on endpoints. CrowdStrike customers include Tribune Media, Amazon Web Services and Credit Suisse.

According to its S-1 filings, CrowdStrike reported a net loss of $140 million on $250 million in revenue in its last fiscal year ending January 31.

Earlier this year, CrowdStrike struck a major partnership with Dell that integrated the security vendor’s Falcon platform with Dell’s endpoint security portfolio. The company recently settled a two-year legal battle with NSS Labs over test results for one of CrowdStrike’s products.

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For Sale – CUSTOM BUILT BY PC SPECIALISTS 2013. VIDEO EDITING / GAMING DESK TOP PC OUTFIT.

For Sale

CUSTOM BUILT BY PC SPECIALISTS 2013.

VIDEO EDITING / GAMING DESK TOP PC OUTFIT.

This set up has served me well over the last 6 years. It has never been used for gaming, only general computing plus photo & video editing.

The only failure it suffered in that time being the CMOS watch battery that controls the date.

The PC, keyboard & mouse cost £1150.00 from PC Specialists, & the monitor £178.00 from Amazon UK, bills available.

I’m almost 80 years of age & my eyes are not what they were so I’ve decided to sell on my existing set up & go for a new PC with Windows 10 & a 31inch monitor. Everything is in good working order & from a child pet & smoke free home.

I want £500 for the complete outfit, collected from me, or if by carrier, plus carrier & special packing costs (to be determined.)

If wanted I can leave my photo editing software & lots of other useful software on the PC, or I can clear everything off apart from the operating system, for which I have the discs. Just let me know. Inspection is no problem, I will leave it in operation until I receive my new set up, which I will order once a sale is agreed. The delivery time of my new set up will be 2 weeks from ordering, then this PC can be collected or carriers arranged. All bills manuals etc available for inspection. Only components mentioned here included in the sale.

PC Specification

Case BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case (Black)

Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-4570 (3.2GHz) 6MB Cache

Motherboard ASUS® MAXIMUS VI IMPACT: Mini-ITX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, WIFI

Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)

Graphics Card 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 760 – 2 DVI, HDMI, DP – 3D Vision Ready

1st Storage Drive 1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

2nd Storage Drive 1TB 3.5″ SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ MODULAR TXM-650 V2-80 PLUS®

Power Cable 1 x 2 Metre UK Power Cable.

Processor Cooling INTEL STANDARD CPU COOLER

Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO

Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

USB/Thunderbolt Options 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS ON BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit w/SP1 – inc DVD & Licence

Windows Recovery Media Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) DVD with paper sleeve

Office Software Apache Open Office Org.

Anti-Virus. Microsoft Security Essentials. Malware Bytes.

Keyboard & Mouse LOGITECH® K120 USB KEYBOARD

Mouse LOGITECH® OPTICAL USB MOUSE.

Spare expansion cages/

MONITOR.

BenQ RL2450HT 24 inch Widescreen LED Monitor (1920×1080), 2ms, VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, Headphone Jack, Black eQualizer, Smart Scaling. Height, rotate & tilt adjustable stand.

BenQ RL2450HT Full Specifications

Connectors. DVI-D PORT 1. HDMI PORTS 2. Headphone output 1. VGA (D Sub) 1. Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080. 16-9 Aspect Ratio. Supported Graphics Resolution. 1920 x 1080. Refresh Rate. 76Hz. Screen Size 24inch. HD TYPE. Full HD. Screen Surface. Matte. Brightness 250 CD/M sq. Display Number Colours 16.78 million. Dynamic Contrast Ratio 12000000:1. Contrast Ratio 1000:1. Display Technology LCD. Backlight W-LED. Panel Type. TN+FILM. Response Time (GtG) 2Ms. Response Time 2Ms. Pixel Size 0.01 inch. Viewing Angle Horizontal 170 degrees. Vertical 160 degrees. Panel Design. Flat. Colour. Black. Height Adjustment. 4.33 inches. Width. 22.8 inches. Weight. 18.41 lbs. Energy Star. TCO Labelling TCO Displays 5.1. Operational Power Consumption. 27w.
Many more pictures, just PM me.

Price and currency: £499.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash on Collection or Paypal
Location: Southport Merseyside UK
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Microsoft at MWC Barcelona: Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2 – The Official Microsoft Blog

This evening at a press event to kickoff MWC Barcelona, I had the pleasure of joining CEO Satya Nadella and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman onstage to talk in depth about Microsoft’s worldview for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.

As part of today’s press event, we also introduced the world to HoloLens 2.

YouTube Video

This is a tremendously exciting time for Microsoft, our partners, our customers, the computing industry and indeed the world. The virtually limitless computing power and capability of the cloud combined with increasingly intelligent and perceptive edge devices embedded throughout the physical world create experiences we could only imagine a few short years ago.

When intelligent cloud and intelligent edge experiences are infused with mixed reality, we have a framework for achieving amazing things and empowering even more people.

Today represents an important milestone for Microsoft. This moment captures the very best efforts and passion of numerous teams spanning Azure, HoloLens, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Devices — this truly is a moment where the sum is greater than the parts. From cutting-edge hardware design to mixed reality-infused cloud services, today’s announcements represent the collective work of many teams. And none of this would be possible without our passionate community of customers, partners and developers.

On behalf of everyone on the team, it is my privilege to introduce you to HoloLens 2 and all the announcements we made today to kick off MWC Barcelona.

Introducing HoloLens 2

Side view of sleek black HoloLens 2

Since the release of HoloLens in 2016 we have seen mixed reality transform the way work gets done. We have unlocked super-powers for hundreds of thousands of people who go to work every day. From construction sites to factory floors, from operating rooms to classrooms, HoloLens is changing how we work, learn, communicate and get things done.

We are entering a new era of computing, one in which the digital world goes beyond two-dimensional screens and enters the three-dimensional world. This new collaborative computing era will empower us all to achieve more, break boundaries and work together with greater ease and immediacy in 3D.

Today, we are proud to introduce the world to Microsoft HoloLens 2.

Our customers asked us to focus on three key areas to make HoloLens even better. They wanted HoloLens 2 to be even more immersive and more comfortable, and to accelerate the time-to-value.

Immersion is greatly enhanced by advancements across the board, including in the visual display system, making holograms even more vibrant and realistic. We have more than doubled the field of view in HoloLens 2, while maintaining the industry-leading holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. HoloLens 2 contains a new display system that enables us to achieve these significant advances in performance at low power. We have also completely refreshed the way you interact with holograms in HoloLens 2. Taking advantage of our new time-of-flight depth sensor, combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use with physical objects in the real world. In addition to the improvements in the display engine and direct manipulation of holograms, HoloLens 2 contains eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more natural. You can log in with Windows Hello enterprise-grade authentication through iris recognition, making it easy for multiple people to quickly and securely share the device.

Comfort is enhanced by a more balanced center of gravity, the use of light carbon-fiber material and a new mechanism for donning the device without readjusting. We’ve improved the thermal management with new vapor chamber technology and accounted for the wide physiological variability in the size and shape of human heads by designing HoloLens 2 to comfortably adjust and fit almost anyone. The new dial-in fit system makes it comfortable to wear for hours on end, and you can keep your glasses on because HoloLens 2 adapts to you by sliding right over them. When it’s time to step out of mixed reality, flip the visor up and switch tasks in seconds. Together, these enhancements have more than tripled the measured comfort and ergonomics of the device.

Time-to-value is accelerated by Microsoft mixed reality applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout and the new Dynamics 365 Guides applications. In addition to the in-box value, our ecosystem of mixed reality partners provides a broad range of offerings built on HoloLens that deliver value across a range of industries and use cases. This partner ecosystem is being supplemented by a new wave of mixed reality entrepreneurs who are realizing the potential of devices like HoloLens 2 and the Azure services that give them the spatial, speech and vision intelligence needed for mixed reality, plus battle-tested cloud services for storage, security and application insights.

Building on the unique capabilities of the original HoloLens, HoloLens 2 is the ultimate intelligent edge device. And when coupled with existing and new Azure services, HoloLens 2 becomes even more capable, right out of the box.

HoloLens 2 will be available this year at a price of $3,500. Bundles including Dynamics 365 Remote Assist start at $125/month. HoloLens 2 will be initially available in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand. Customers can preorder HoloLens 2 starting today at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/buy.

In addition to HoloLens 2, we were also excited to make the following announcements at MWC Barcelona.

 Azure Kinect Developer Kit (DK)

Front and side view of compact silver Azure Kinect DK device

The Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit that combines our industry-leading AI sensors in a single device. At its core is the time-of-flight depth sensor we developed for HoloLens 2, high-def RGB camera and a 7-microphone circular array that will enable development of advanced computer vision and speech solutions with Azure. It enables solutions that don’t just sense but understand the world — people, places, things around it. A good example of such a solution in the healthcare space is Ocuvera, which is using this technology to prevent patients from falling in hospitals. Every year in the U.S. alone, over 1 million hospital patients fall each year, and 11,000 of those falls are fatal. With Azure Kinect, the environmental precursors to a fall can be determined and a nurse notified to get to patients before they fall. Initially available in the U.S. and China, the Azure Kinect DK is available for preorder today at $399. Visit Azure.com/Kinect for more info.

Dynamics 365 Guides

When we announced Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Layout on October 1, we talked about them as the “first” of our mixed reality applications for HoloLens.

Today, we are proud to announce our latest offering: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides.

Dynamics 365 Guides is a new mixed reality app that empowers employees to learn by doing. Guides enhances learning with step-by-step instructions that guide employees to the tools and parts they need and how to use them in real work situations. In addition to the experience of using Guides on HoloLens, a Guides PC app makes it easy to create interactive content, attach photos and videos, import 3D models and customize training to turn institutional knowledge into a repeatable learning tool.

This application will help minimize downtime and increase efficiency for mission-critical equipment and processes and becomes the third Dynamics 365 application that will work on both the previous generation of HoloLens and the new HoloLens 2.

Dynamics 365 Guides is available in preview starting today.

Man wearing HoloLens 2 consults a hologram of a guide as he works on machinery

Azure Mixed Reality Services

Today we also announced two new Azure mixed reality services. These services are designed to help every developer and every business build cross-platform, contextual and enterprise-grade mixed reality applications.

 Azure Spatial Anchors enables businesses and developers to create mixed reality apps that map, designate and recall precise points of interest that are accessible across HoloLens, iOS and Android devices. These precise points of interest enable a range of scenarios, from shared mixed reality experiences to wayfinding across connected places. We’re already seeing this service help our customers work and learn with greater speed and ease in manufacturing, architecture, medical education and more.

Azure Remote Rendering helps people experience 3D without compromise to fuel better, faster decisions. Today, to interact with high-quality 3D models on mobile devices and mixed reality headsets, you often need to “decimate,” or simplify, 3D models to run on target hardware. But in scenarios like design reviews and medical planning, every detail matters, and simplifying assets can result in a loss of important detail that is needed for key decisions. This service will render high-quality 3D content in the cloud and stream it to edge devices, all in real time, with every detail intact.

Azure Spatial Anchors is in public preview as of today. Azure Remote Rendering is now in private preview in advance of its public preview.

Microsoft HoloLens Customization Program

HoloLens is being used in a variety of challenging environments, from construction sites and operating rooms to the International Space Station. HoloLens has passed the basic impact tests from several protective eyewear standards used in North America and Europe. It has been tested and found to conform to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166. With HoloLens 2 we’re introducing the Microsoft HoloLens Customization Program to enable customers and partners to customize HoloLens 2 to fit their environmental needs.

The first to take advantage of the HoloLens Customization Program is our long-standing HoloLens partner Trimble, which last year announced Trimble Connect for HoloLens along with a new hard hat solution that improves the utility of mixed reality for practical field applications. Today it announced the Trimble XR10 with Microsoft HoloLens 2, a new wearable hard hat device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite.

Hard hat incorporates HoloLens 2

Open principles

Finally, as we closed things out, Alex Kipman articulated a set of principles around our open approach with the mixed reality ecosystem.

We believe that for an ecosystem to truly thrive there should be no barriers to innovation or customer choice.

To that end, Alex described how HoloLens embraces the principles of open stores, open browsers and open developer platforms.

To illustrate our dedication to these principles, we announced that our friends at Mozilla are bringing a prototype of the Firefox Reality browser to HoloLens 2, demonstrating our commitment to openness and the immersive web. Alex was also joined by Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, who announced that Unreal Engine 4 support is coming to HoloLens.

In the coming months we will have more announcements and details to share. We look forward to continuing this journey with you all.

Julia

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Selligent Marketing Cloud partners with Genesys for CX growth

Marketing automation company Selligent Marketing Cloud and CX and contact center company Genesys are partnering to bolster customer experiences. Selligent Marketing Cloud, in combination with Genesys Customer Experience Platform, will bridge gaps between sales, customer service and marketing, according to the vendors.

Selligent Marketing Cloud is a B2C marketing platform designed to personalize end-user experiences across multiple channels. Its Universal Consumer Profile feature provides a single view of customer activity by aggregating real-time multichannel data.

Genesys’ omnichannel CX platform is a suite of software — PureConnect, PureCloud, Genesys Cloud and PureEngage — that enables organizations to manage and monitor customer journeys and interactions.

By breaking down silos between marketing, sales and service, the partnership of the two vendor product suites enables organizations to see a full view of the customer journey, draw conclusions from data and suggest real-time recommendations to the end user.

Selligent Marketing Cloud with Genesys Customer Experience Platform brings the following capabilities:

  • AI-driven personalization for the end user, using past purchase behavior and interactions to surface relevant offers;
  • consistency across touchpoints by being able to view the whole customer journey; and
  • improved customer engagement, as agents have the information to proactively follow up or share product information.

Selligent Marketing Cloud and Genesys showcased the partnership of products and the impact on CX at Genesys Xperience19’s inaugural Sales and Marketing Day on June 11.

Also at Xperience19, Genesys introduced new capabilities for Genesys AI that connect native and third-party technologies. Centralized orchestration enables users to map complex business logic, perform back-end system integrations and change AI providers.

Providing the framework for all AI integrations, Genesys AI captures, processes and analyzes third-party data and supports real-time predictions, speech and text analytics, and self-service automation.

The updated Genesys AI capabilities are available now, along with other developments in the vendor’s Summer Innovations collection.

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For Sale – Ryzen 7 1700 gaming PC / iMac 27″ 2010

hi

i have this pc for sale. very nice rig and suitable for 1440p gaming.

Processor: ryzen 7 1700 8 core processor
Memory: 16 gb of adata premier 2666 mhz ddr4 ram
Motherboard: MSI B450 gaming plus
Hard Drive: 2 x 500 GB
Solid state drive: 240 GB SSD
Power supply: Riotoro enigma g2 650 watt gold fully modular
Dedicated graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 8GB
DVD-RW: No
Case: Aerocool midi tower RGB front lighting
Operating system: Windows 10 pro

2)

i have a repaired imac 27″ for sale, mid 2010. the screen was broken so have replaced it.

Spec is core i7 2nd gen, 8 gb of ram, 2 TB hard drive, osx sierra. good overall condition. no mouse or keyboard, they broke ages back.

£375 inc. prefer collection as not really a suitable box for it.

Price and currency: 750
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank t paypal gift
Location: heybridge, cm9
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