âAs the digital and physical worlds come together, we are creating an entirely new platform layer, which is the metaverse,â Nadella said at the company’s annual âIgnite 2021â conference.
âWe bring people, places and things together with the digital world, both in the consumer space and in the business,â he added.
The new ‘Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces’ “offers a new perspective on how people move and interact in physical spaces a” whether it is a retail store or a factory, or even how organizations manage health and safety in a hybrid work environment, âNadella announced Tuesday evening.
With this, users can perform analyzes, obtain real-time information, run simulations and automate routine tasks.
âAnd when we talk about the metaverse, we’re describing both a new platform and a new kind of app similar to how we used to talk about the web and websites in the early ’90s,â Nadella noted.
Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces is designed to be scalable, customizable, and work seamlessly with your existing hardware, and the preview will be available in early December.
Nadella said that from Azure Internet of Things (IoT) to Azure Digital Twins, connected spaces and Microsoft Mesh, “we’re building the metaverse platform that you can build on.”
âIn a sense, the metaverse allows us to integrate computing into the real world and integrate the real world into computing, bringing a real presence to any digital space. For years we have talked about creating this digital representation of the world. But now we actually have the opportunity to step into this world and participate in it, âexplained the CEO of Microsoft.
During “Ignite”, Microsoft introduced more than 90 new services and updates.
Nadella said large-scale AI models are becoming platforms in their own right.
âThis means we take breakthroughs in AI and translate them into platforms you can rely on, whether it’s deploying intelligent agents to speed up customer service or extracting insights from it. volumes of unstructured data, âhe said.