Immersive and engaging mixed reality experiences for everyone, on any device
Welcome to mixed reality for everyone
SharePoint spaces put the power of mixed reality into everyone’s hands. You can now create immersive experiences that add a new dimension to your intranet using the data you already have. Everyone in your organization can interact with content in real-time—viewing data from every angle and manipulating models, all while leveraging your existing investments in SharePoint.
With SharePoint spaces, mixed reality goes mainstream, empowering everyone to create visually compelling spaces and share them with anyone, on any device.
A wide range of mixed-reality devices and web browsers are supported. Enable new scenarios for Firstline and Information workers. Available in all Office 365 commercial plans.
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Training and education
Provide real-world experience without the real-world costs—or dangers.
SharePoint spaces make creating and sharing training processes with 3D models and 360-degree videos simpler than ever. With mixed reality, you can build skills and experiences that are as close as you can get to real life—without facing the very real dangers and financial costs of live training.
Prepare for danger—without the danger
Imagine employing people in one of the most challenging and potentially dangerous industries in the world. The team is working on a deep-sea oil rig. It’s busy, it’s noisy, and one mistake could cost someone their life. How can you prepare workers to avoid accidents and handle disasters if they occur? You need a way to provide real-world experience—without real-world danger.
Unlike expensive live-training simulations, virtual experiences are more affordable and can be repeated multiple times so that your employees have the practice they need to stay safe.
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Learn products inside out
You’ve got thousands of products. Potential buyers love them—if they know about them. How do you make sure your new salespeople are familiar with all of them? How do you make sure they know the ins-and-outs of every product?
Build a space with 3D models of all your products in SharePoint spaces to provide an easy-to-use and affordable way for your salespeople to find, filter, and sort every product in your catalog. Give them the ability to gain familiarity with every facet of a product—even if they’ve never handled it in real life.
Make compliance engaging
Regulatory and legal requirements mean you must provide employees with more compliance training than ever before. It’s more than just a box to check off. You want people to really learn from and engage with the training process, so they make better decisions every day.
By providing training experiences that use 360-degree images and immersive storytelling, SharePoint spaces enable you to help your staff get the big picture and key insights, focus on the lessons without distractions, and gain more value from mandatory training.
Get a feel for new equipment—before getting hands-on
Getting up-to-speed on new technology and equipment is always a challenge. Imagine that you’re an airline getting ready to roll out new aircraft to your flight crews. Wouldn’t it be great if you could help them get familiar with the design and layout of controls, gauges, and readouts before the aircraft even arrives?
SharePoint spaces makes that possible, letting you provide your pilots and crews with 360-degree images with annotations and 3D cabin mockups—wherever they are in the world, no matter what device they use. Unlike training on real flights, cabin crews can work on their training as many times as they need to with mixed reality, making sure that they feel comfortable before they even step foot on the aircraft.
Prepare for the real world
You’ve got great food, great locations, great staff—and high expectations. You want to make sure that operations in every restaurant meet your demanding standards. You want the customer experience to match your expectations, too.
By sharing best practices like kitchen organization and table layout using 3D models or providing realistic customer service training with immersive videos within SharePoint spaces, you can make sure that your staff is prepped for success.
Data visualization and immersive reports
Leap into new dimensions to find creative ways to share lessons, reports, or information on the job or in the classroom.
You need to keep people engaged. Whether you’re helping students understand the concepts, or employees understand who works where, you want them to gain a deeper understanding and to walk away with the right conclusion. Using 3D visualizations, you can deliver information in a novel way, providing visual learners with a deeper context and helping them make better decisions.
Give learning a new dimension
Creating learning experiences that capture students’ attention is a challenge for every classroom. Displaying lessons on screens and paper doesn’t always contend with real-world distractions and varying learning styles. With SharePoint spaces, you can motivate and empower students to see the building blocks and add to the concepts. Now, it’s easy for teachers to create an engaging classroom experience with new dimensions. Your teachers can import visual lessons, visualizations, and videos (2D, 3D, and 360-degree) that support their lesson and share them with their class, all provided at no additional cost with the SharePoint environment.
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Build the right teams
If you are a part of a busy restaurant chain with several moving pieces and various locations, it can often be hard to grasp who works where. You need to make sure all your restaurants have the necessary employees to maintain an exceptional level of quality for customers. Wouldn’t it be amazing to view all employees, their primary locations, and their specialties in one place—and slice and dice this data in just a few clicks?
With data visualization, you can bring all these factors together. You can learn which locations are excelling and how those teams were built. See the specialties of every employee working at each location with visual organization charts. SharePoint spaces allow you to accomplish this in one place with immersive visualizations. You can now share insights with local store management with a tool that is affordable and easy to get started with.
Global data insights
With diverse sales regions spanning the globe, it can be hard to get the full picture of global sales data. You need to be able to visibly identify patterns. Paper reports don’t always give enough information, and while 2D visualizations help support this goal, they’re still missing a dimension. 3D visualizations in mixed reality give you the necessary tools to look at the big picture as well as analyze the data in three dimensions. SharePoint spaces give your team a platform to see your data from the inside out. Viewing, storing, and sharing your 3D visualizations in SharePoint spaces mirrors the current SharePoint experience with the added benefit of mixed reality. Identify new patterns in sales and take a deep dive into your market with SharePoint spaces.
Heavy duty efficiency
Builders rely on heavy-duty equipment to accomplish their projects. You have the tools to get them there. Both you and your customers want safe and functioning equipment. With SharePoint spaces, you can provide customers with a visual representation of the data for your equipment. Builders can see how tools perform, and you can display visuals that overlay critical information and data about each piece of equipment. Using 3D models with superimposed maintenance information, your company and your customers can stay in the loop on their machines. Your machine data can also be added to the model to show the efficiency of a tool so that you can quickly check through your equipment to see depth, reach, travel speed and other specs. SharePoint spaces help you sell your equipment and aid your customers in choosing the appropriate tools for their projects.
Get the bigger picture
Things move fast in the shipping industry. Your staff and clients alike expect high visibility into the location of shipments but tracking this information down in spreadsheets or databases is a time-consuming activity. Viewing the location in 2D doesn’t yield enough information to paint the full picture, especially if you’re looking for a compelling case to adjust a specific shipping route to expedite goods. SharePoint spaces bring global data to all your locations.
You can gain a new dimension in data analytics with mixed reality. 3D visualizations give you a window to view the global picture so that you can build better insights around trending locations and routes. With SharePoint spaces, storing and sharing spreadsheets and 3D visualizations of shipment and warehouse reports is simple, and creating a space to share globally is quick and easy. Just like creating a new site, you can create a new space to bring your 3D visualizations to life. Empower your staff to do more by giving them the insight of visual data.
Disrupt the campus orientation experience or provide global teams with access to your important events with mixed reality.
If your organization is global, you want members of your team to feel included wherever they are. Whether for college orientation or a datacenter tour, you want to share your distinct space in new ways. SharePoint spaces give everyone the power to build and experience mixed-reality tours—together. Bring your team to your events with 360-degree videos, into your datacenter with 3D models, or on the field with drone footage. Inspire your team to see the world in new ways with SharePoint spaces.
Thinking locally, training globally
To meet your guests’ high expectations of leisure travel, all your service and support staff must undergo comprehensive training. With SharePoint spaces, your team can bring the facilities to life through mixed-reality experiences. Building comprehensive 360-degree video tours of the buildings and grounds can give your team spatial context when supporting guests on site. You can make your team’s onboarding process much more fun and engaging. This innovative addition to SharePoint can significantly reduce the time spent on your extensive onboarding process.
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Flying into new experiences
Orientation marks the beginning of a student’s experience with your university. You provide a wealth of information to ensure your students are successful, and campus tours are a key component in this process. Student-led tours provide first-hand insights about the campus, but even though guides may be trained with the same information, there are often inconsistencies between one tour and another.
If you want to bridge the gap between efficiency and quality, SharePoint spaces can give you the ability to build consistent on-demand tours. Using the combination of voice-over and drone footage, you can offer a new view of campus. Instead of spending hours waiting on tours, students can utilize mixed reality to take on-demand tours through the campus. For some students, the innovative experience will be their first mixed-reality experience and can prove valuable due to the convenience—not to mention the immersive feeling of flying around the school.
Virtually step into your physical space
Your first and foremost goal is keeping your datacenter secure. You also want to showcase your world-class operation to new hires, so they are excited to be part of your technology business. With all the regulation that goes into keeping operations compliant, tours aren’t always an option—especially for new hires that could be getting certifications and background checks to enter the datacenter. Videos are a great medium to start with, but they don’t convey the real shape of your facility. Floorplans help give spatial reference to video, but your new hires still can’t feel the expansive size of the entire center. Using 360-degree videos and 3D visualizations in SharePoint spaces, your new hires can virtually step inside the data center, and you can create excitement with your new team members.
Create inclusive global campuses
Your company is expanding. You’re now faced with the new challenges of a global workforce. Many of your team members no longer work in the same facility or country, but you desperately want your campuses to feel connected, regardless of your employees’ locations. Maybe you’ve noticed that team members who have a sense of belonging at work are more likely to be better team players, leaders, and productive workers. You’ve begun to capture 360-degree images and videos at events but sharing them can be a challenge. Using other video sharing and document platforms can’t provide the security and permissions your business units are familiar with in SharePoint.
Now your teams can learn and celebrate together through SharePoint. SharePoint spaces provide a mixed-reality realm with the familiarity of SharePoint. It’s simple to get started, and easy to create spaces for your employees to interact with your team’s 360-degree videos and images. Now, you can provide your employees with a unique way to feel connected.
Recruitment without the expenses
For non-profits, it’s always a challenge to land the right mission and vision with prospective recruits and donors. Many challenges and expenses—such as trying to schedule tours, dealing with different time zones, or managing the cost of bringing everyone together in a single location—often take away from an already tight budget.
What if you could stretch your budget to get the biggest impact? If you want to create a highly immersive experience for interested parties, you need a space to easily place and share video, pamphlets, and other info. SharePoint spaces can give you all of this—without breaking your narrow recruitment budget. You can share your non-profit’s great work with current prospects by placing 360-degree videos, photos, documents, and visualizations in SharePoint spaces, meaning none of the overhead costs of hosting physical events. You can lower recruitment costs while engaging a global prospect base with SharePoint spaces.
SharePoint spaces make it straightforward to create and share an innovative content catalog that excites your audience and captivates their imagination.
You have a message to share. Your designs are beautiful. Your products are easy to use. You’ve listened to customers. You need to communicate all this goodness in a way that is new and compelling; a way that not only reflects your great design, but also helps your customers, your salespeople, and your staff go beyond hearing or viewing the message. Whether it’s your latest product lineup, last week’s employee town hall, or a demo of the latest concept from engineering, you want them to experience it.
Take new products for a test drive
Imagine that you’re about to release the newest model of your most popular car. The lines are clean and elegant. The interior is both luxurious and refined. The engine and drivetrain are the most advanced in the industry. Now you just need to introduce the results to your dealers, their salespeople, and their mechanics. They need to quickly get familiar with the basic features, the options, and the mechanical parts and procedures. SharePoint spaces make it possible for you to easily and quickly publish 360-degree images, annotated 3D mechanical models, and immersive video tours to your sales channel—all over the country or around the world.
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Put all the pieces together
If your customers can dream it, you can build it. You’ve got the options. You’ve got the components. You’ve got the ability to put them all together. The main challenge is that your customers can’t always picture the result for themselves, and your employees aren’t always sure which parts can combine to create a custom solution, either. You need a way to for everyone to envision the possibilities, easily and affordably.
Creating a catalog of different parts and products in SharePoint spaces can change your workflow. Content catalogs provide you with one place to use 2D and 3D models along with 360-images and even Office documents to bring the results to life. You can now turn customers’ desires into reality using the SharePoint skills and knowledge you already have.
Help customers envision the possibilities
You’ve got great customers. They have a passion. They’re willing to invest their time and money in it—and you’ve got just the products they need. However, your customers are also discerning. They want to get a feel for the products before committing. They want to check out the details and make sure each purchase fits their specific needs and lifestyle. You want to give them the ability to view your products from every angle.
Using SharePoint spaces, you can create interactive product showcases using 3D models and 360-degree images that excite customers while letting them examine every facet—and fastener—of your product. You can quickly and affordably design spaces that help them see how your products will help them live their passion.
Bring everyone into the story
You have teams scattered around the country and around the globe. You are struggling to stay connected with your whole team since you’re constantly on the move—visiting as many worksites as possible, meeting with leaders, and holding town hall meetings. You’re sharing the latest news, providing updates on key milestones, and trying to ensure everyone feels connected. But what about the folks you haven’t had a chance to meet with? How do you connect with them? How do you make sure they feel connected with everyone else?
SharePoint is already your go-to solution to help your teams collaborate. Now, SharePoint spaces make it possible for individual workers to connect with teammates and be a part of your story. Your team can upload and share 360-degree video catalogs of townhall meetings, company events, and celebrations. You can empower your staff to stay connected with SharePoint spaces.
Connect the dots
The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about data. Lots of data. You’ve got devices connected to equipment all over the world and the stream of data is massive. You’re putting that data to work helping customers solve their biggest problems. Now you just need to help your customers—existing and prospective—see the connections. You need to show them how your solutions and their data will make their lives better.
By creating 3D CAD models combined with IoT data and sharing them with SharePoint spaces, you can help your customers envision the possibilities. And you can do it without investing in new platforms and software. It’s already there, in your existing SharePoint and Office 365.
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