Office of the Future
The Envisioning Center serves as a platform to visualize the not so distant future of technology and how it will play a role in our lives. The ideas explored in the space investigate macro issues transforming the future of work and life. We articulate emerging opportunities through stories, prototypes and immersive experiences, provoking strategic dialogues and building a shared vision across Microsoft, customers and partners.
Below is a glimpse of the explorations we developed for our future of work vision

EnvironmentAs our digital lives continue to shift our human interactions need to think about how the physical work environment serves us in this new world. How can we leverage a spectrum of space to provide a variety of working environments that adapt to their participants where physical space is as much a communication tool as your digital devices.
Bring PeopleTogether
We live increasingly globalized lives, with distributed workforces, and increased mobility. We believe that one of the key roles technology will need to play is to bring people together and be highly accessible through shared experiences.

In a time of information abundance we need help to make sense of it all. We believe that this is where AI can play an interesting role. By not just bringing the right information at the right time, but by being a thought partner. A partner to assist in connecting you with the real-life expertise of other people in your network.
CreativeFlowCreativity is becoming more important as automation takes over repetitive tasks. We want to assist flow between locations, devices, and ideas, through physical space and digital experiences. By taking care of rote tasks and creating a spectrum of work spaces we can empower people to do what humans do best - make the creative leaps and associations that machines can’t make.
Peace ofMindWe are focused on making security and trust a natural part of the tools that people use and are comfortable with. In today’s world of collaborative teams and sophisticated cybercriminals, our aspiration is a relentless focus on empowering people and building trust without onerous barriers and without compromising compliance or security.