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Where are we now in Microsoft´s Vision?

Over the years Microsoft have published its vision in videos, and two years ago they released one of latest one.

Looking at the vision video now, and looking at the Build 2017 keynote I start to see that vision come to life and it’s kind of amazing.


This post will list some of the technology from the vision video that are now either real products or coming features in existing tech.

If you haven’t seen the video check it out first

00:03-00:25We see a diver that have a heads-up display that automatically identify itemsHololens, Azure Cognitive Services
00:25-00:34Live TranslationSkype Translator
00:52-01:03Large screen device with touchSurface Studio
01:43-01:46Pen and puckSurface Pen and Dial
01:46-02:10User interfaceLooks kind of Sway, news, skype mixed together, so maybe future of Teams?
02:40-02:56Large screen on window, and network & social based project member finderSurface Hub, LinkedIn
03:20-03:42Wrist band, Co/WorkingMicrosoft band that came and disappeared. Its however interesting that they emphasize the social parts, freelancing and use of co-working places.
03:42-04:16Workplace, screen, user experienceSurface Studio, but the UI looks kind of like Office 365 GigJam
04:30-04:35Large screen skype callThe best I can think of is Xbox and Skype that you already have in your living room. For the old man a Kinect camera could track movements and analyze his knee.
04:46-05:02Large screen canvas workspace84 inch Surface Hub
05:02-05:09Skype and hologramsSkype and Hololens or integration into the Surface hub canvas
05:45-05:49Cameras with live identificationAzure Cognitive Services

So, what was so big at Build and what’s the resemblance to the vision video. This new tech can analyze images from cameras to detect people and objects and then automatically take action.
We’ll have a look at this video to see it in action 

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