Apple has earlier this month unveiled its virtual reality headset, the Vision Pro, designed with enterprise management in mind. The device, which Apple launched amidst great enthusiasm, is now part of the company's device management lineup, indicating an ambition to ensure the product's smooth integration within corporate environments. Apple has launched the Vision Pro to function seamlessly alongside the company's existing products, such as iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Mac computers.
Vision Pro and Beta Updates
The beta release of visionOS 1.1, which now supports device management, marks a substantial step for Apple as they target their virtual reality hardware at the enterprise market. “With the beta introduction of device management capabilities, businesses will be able to control these devices on a large scale,” says Jeremy Butcher, Apple's Worldwide Product Marketing lead for enterprise. With single sign-on, identity management, and robust security, the tools that IT professionals will find for Vision Pro are in line with the expectations set by other Apple devices.
Building for Business
Ensuring that the Vision Pro can communicate with pre-existing systems is vital for its adoption in the enterprise market, according to Steve Sinclair of Apple Vision Pro Product Marketing. Reliable networking support, data protection, and compatibility with tools such as Microsoft Exchange and Google Workspace are among the essentials for enterprise customers.
In a recent announcement, Microsoft has confirmed the development of native office productivity applications for the device, enriching the Vision Pro's ecosystem with popular software staples — Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In June, Microsoft suggested it would bring the apps and Teams to the Vision Pro and is now confirming it.