Microsoft introduced on Tuesday throughout its annual Construct convention that it’s bringing “Home windows Volumetric Apps” to Meta Quest headsets. The partnership will enable Microsoft to carry Home windows 365 and native PC connectivity to Quest headsets, enabling builders to increase their apps into the 3D area.

“We’re deepening our partnership with Meta to make Home windows a first-class expertise on Quest gadgets,” mentioned Microsoft’s Company Vice President of Home windows and Gadgets Pavan Davuluri in the course of the occasion. “Home windows can benefit from Quest’s distinctive capabilities to increase Home windows apps into 3D area.”

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Builders can sign up for the developer preview at present to obtain entry to a “volumetric API.” Microsoft says the extension will enable customers to boost spatial understanding with out leaving the app that powers their work.

The sign-up web page says Microsoft is in search of builders that “produce or present plug-ins for 3D Home windows desktop purposes or prospects that work with 3D purposes on Home windows desktop purposes who’re excited by extending these purposes into 3D content material with blended actuality.”

Microsoft is already working with Meta to create a restricted version Meta Quest VR headset that’s impressed by the Xbox. Plus, the corporate launched Microsoft 365 productiveness experiences from Phrase, Excel and PowerPoint on the Quest final December.