Microsoft Metaverse - The Next Wave of Digital Disruption
The Metaverse, A Metaverse solution brings the real world into digital space. Technology giants have been talking about creating the physical world into a digital realm. Metaverse provides that real opportunity to manifest a physical world into a digital form. It’s no longer a video-based collaboration. It’s about being together in the same room to simulate a physical workshop from remote locations.
Layers of Metaverse, Multiple layers of technology come together to weave a Metaverse platform for an organization to create and consume a Metaverse solution.
A successful manifestation of Metaverse would be if the solution has proper touch of humanity and intelligence. A breakthrough which sounds realistic now with the advent of rich solutions (Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems etc) at an Intelligence layer.
The solution would need applications like Microsoft Teams or Dynamics 365 Connected Spaces to provide user interfaces. Microsoft HoloLens & Microsoft Mesh would provide Mixed Reality features. This is to blend the physical and digital world providing intuitive 3D interactions. This would leverage cutting edge developments in computer vision, graphical processing, cloud computing etc.
Evolution of Power Platform provides a consistent logic system to connect hundreds of applications for a successful collaboration using a Metaverse solution.
A powerful Data tool like Azure Synapse Analytics provides limitless analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics.
Because a Metaverse solution is about blending the physical and digital world, a world class location technology is the need of the hour. Azure Maps fills in this requirement quite discursively.
How can you deliver required Metaverse experience without creating a digital representation of real-world things, places, business processes and people? An Internet of Things (IoT) platform like Azure Digital Twin does precisely that. It leverages the Azure Internet of Things (IoT) which is a collection of Microsoft-managed cloud services that connect, monitor, and control billions of IoT assets.
Conclusion, over a period of time what Microsoft has created is a powerful underlying infrastructure to start realizing a Metaverse based solution. Organizations can now set a very realistic goal to achieve the solution by leveraging this underlying pack of technology or infrastructure. Personally, I am looking forward to witnessing an incredible growth story of Metaverse. An Advent that is going to change our personal and professional life like no other technology has changed in recent times.