New Mixed Reality apps Layout and Remote assist spotted in Microsoft Store

Arif Bacchus

Last week at Build 2018 Microsoft announced two new Windows Mixed Reality business applications for HoloLens in the modern workplace. The apps were expected to launch on May 22, but Microsoft leaker Walking Cat has just linked to both apps, showing they are now up for download in the Microsoft Store early (via MSPoweruser.)

The first app, Microsoft Remote Assist Preview, is designed to help businesses collaborate with their collaborate remotely with heads-up, hands-free video calling, image sharing, and mixed reality annotations. It is also meant to integrate with Microsoft Teams, where a user can share what they see with anyone on their contact list.

The second app, Microsoft Layout, is for helping businesses design their spaces in Mixed Reality. Examples of uses include importing 3D models to create room layouts in real-world scale and seeing designs as holograms in the physical or virtual worlds.

Microsoft is clearly going all out with Windows Mixed Reality in the workplace, so if you so happen to have a HoloLens and are interested in the apps, feel free to check it out.