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Immersive Office 365

Bringing Mixed Reality and HoloLens into the Digital Workplace

Apress
  • Brings Microsoft HoloLens 2 and immersive experience to Office 365 applications and their data

  • Covers the Microsoft Graph API for accessing content and data from Office 365

  • Explains how to visualize content via the Microsoft HoloLens 2 and 3D modeling

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-5845-3
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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Immersive Experiences

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 1-18
  3. Controlling Data

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 19-60
  4. Environment and Configuration

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 61-86
  5. Unity

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 87-119
  6. Unity Advanced

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 121-143
  7. HoloLens

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 145-172
  8. HoloLens Development

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 173-196
  9. Visualization

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 197-221
  10. Building a Social App

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 223-256
  11. Model Implementation

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 257-276
  12. Interact with the Model

    • Alexander Meijers
    Pages 277-302
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 303-308

About this book

Bring mixed reality into your office workplace by building immersive experiences using data and content from your Office 365 platform. Imagine being able to sit at your desk and surround yourself with a 3D chart showing your work relationships as mined from your relationships with others based on how you collaborate together. This book shows you how to access your Office 365 data using the Microsoft Graph API, and then helps you present that data in a 3D modeling visualization using the Microsoft HoloLens 2 as a mixed reality device. 

This book covers the growing number of tools and techniques by which to access and visualize data on a Microsoft HoloLens 2 device. Foremost is the Graph API, giving access to the full range of data in Office 365. Also covered are Unity and Visual Studio, the development environments from which to create mixed reality applications for Microsoft HoloLens 2. You will learn how to load data from and save data to your Office 365 platform based on several interesting use cases. You will be able to extend your digital workplace into a 3D space powered by Microsoft HoloLens 2.

Whether you know Office 365 and want to move toward mixed reality, or whether you know the Microsoft HoloLens 2 and want to build functionality around Office 365 data, this book helps you step up and accomplish your goal of bridging between mixed reality and Office 365. 

You will:
  • Create immersive experiences using Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Office 365
  • Access Office 365 data programmatically using the Microsoft Graph API
  • Control your immersive experiences using natural gestures and eye tracking
  • Understand and correctly use different visualization models
  • Implement design patterns to write better code in Unity
  • Know how to access services using web requests via DLLs

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Office 365
  • Microsoft 365
  • Immersive Experience
  • HoloLens
  • Unified Graph
  • Microsoft Graph API
  • Unity
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
  • Visual Studio
  • Data Visualization

Authors and Affiliations

  • RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands

    Alexander Meijers

About the author

​Alexander Meijers is a professional who inspires, motivates, and supports others while helping them to innovate. His goal is to help organizations achieve more by creating, improving, and working smarter as well as shortening business processes and improving the environment for employees. As a Global XR Tech lead and Microsoft Windows MVP for Mixed Reality, and working for Avanade, Alexander understands business issues and translates them into logical solutions using technology. He supports companies in applying emerging experiences during their journey to transition to digital. He works with technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in combination with cloud services such as the Mixed Reality services and Azure Digital Twins from the Microsoft Azure platform, Office 365, and Dynamics 365. Alexander's primary focus is in manufacturing, utilities, and the engineering and construction sector. However, he certainly does not stay away from other sectors. He engages in speaking, blogging, and is an organizer of local and global events such as the Mixed Reality User Group in the Netherlands and globally with the Global XR Talks and Global XR Bootcamp that are part of the GlobalXR.Community.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Immersive Office 365

  • Book Subtitle: Bringing Mixed Reality and HoloLens into the Digital Workplace

  • Authors: Alexander Meijers

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5845-3

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: Alexander Meijers 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-5844-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-5845-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 308

  • Number of Illustrations: 138 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Microsoft

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4842-5845-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)