Things are getting Meshy: What does Microsoft Mesh mean for the future of meetings

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Microsoft is bringing Mesh to a meeting near you which bring the option of choosing an interactive avatar instead of turning your camera on.

Simon, Ben and I took our previous conversation about camera on/ camera off to the metaverse after the announcement at Ignite 2021 (November) that Mesh is coming to Microsoft Teams.

References from our conversation

Camera on / camera off: Engagement and psychological safety within internal comms

Uncanny valley | Wikipedia

Microsoft Translator

Being John Malkovich | Wikipedia

I prerecorded myself in video meetings for a week (and nobody knew) | CNET

Mesh content

Introducing Microsoft Mesh – Here can be anywhere

Empower everyone for a new world of hybrid work | Microsoft Ignite

Mesh for Microsoft Teams aims to make collaboration in the ‘metaverse’ personal and fun

“You can actually feel like you’re in the same place”: Microsoft Mesh powers shared experiences in mixed reality

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