There’s lots of talk about whether these are really holograms (they’re not) and about whether the Oculus Rift (a virtual reality or VR headset) is the future or HoloLens is. I think there’s room for both… they’re different… the Rift is about total immersion in an alternate reality (think gaming). HoloLens is about augmenting our own (productivity). Of course there’s going to be crossover between the two and they may merge at some point – there’s no reason why HoloLens couldn’t do VR and VR headsets do augmented reality as well.
I started watching Continuum over the weekend on Netflix and I was struck by Kiera’s cybernetic HUD (read down in the Technology section) – when you miniaturize the HoloLens down to the size of contact lenses (give us 10-15 years…) we’ll be able to do something very similar.
Here’s Microsoft’s official video about the HoloLens….
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Microsoft recently announced upgrades to OneDrive including greatly expanded storage. They also released details around how OneDrive (and SharePoint Online) encrypts customer data both in transit and at rest.
The video below explains Microsoft’s encryption very clearly. See the original article for more.
I’ve been very happy with Microsoft’s continued focus on security. Here’s a short list of some of the more recent announcements:
- Enhanced email protection with DKIM and DMARC in Office 365 – reduced spoofing and phishing through inbound sender verification.
- Garage Series: Bringing Data Loss Prevention to SharePoint and first look at new Office 365 Message Encryption Viewers – enabling DLP and mobile message encryption
- Serving 26 million Texans with secure cloud-based computing – the State of Texas finds Office 365 is secure enough for government, meeting requirements for HIPAA and CJIS standards
- Data Encryption in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online – TechNet article on data encryption in Office 365 on the SharePoint side.
There is also the Office 365 Trust Center – an entire internet portal Microsoft has devoted to answering questions about Office 365’s security features.