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Microsoft increases focus on Mixed Reality, reorganizes teams 

Microsoft increases focus on Mixed Reality, reorganizes teams 

In its efforts to focus more on mixed reality (MR), Microsoft recently made some internal changes, including reshuffling of teams and creation of a new group, as reported by Petri.

As a part of the changes made, Microsoft has decided to combine Every Day Magic (EDM) and Evoke Studios into a new division. It has also introduced a new Mixed Reality Studio.

The EDM takes care of Paint 3D, Remix 3D, Mixed Reality Viewer, and development of MR, AR and VR apps, while Evoke Studios handles Windows 10 Photos and Videos app.

The newly formed group will report to Chris Pratley, who is well-known in the company for his contribution to OneNote and Sway. Megan Saunders, who played a key role in creating the EDM Studio, will be moving to a new role, not yet announced.

The new Mixed Reality Studio has been created by reorganizing five teams which are currently led by Harry Shum, Executive Vice President of AI & research. These five teams include Information Platform, Cortana and Bing, Ambient Computing/Robotics, NEXT, and the leadership team of Harry Shum.

However, these are internal changes and might not impact any end-users. These changes are predicted to favor Windows’s Redstone 5, leveraging MR, expected to arrive in fall.

Also read: Microsoft working on brain sensing system for applications   

Plus, Microsoft is adding more MR products like academic HoloLens, for educators. The tech giant is all set to roll out some advanced products for education at The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show), the largest education technology trade show. The new products include a Chemistry update which uses game-based learning for chemistry concepts.

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