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This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news about modified versions of Windows 11 and other third-party tweaking tools, a bunch of Teams and Edge updates, and some ChatGPT hype.
Microsoft recently emphasized that it is fully committed to the HoloLens 2 and mixed reality (MR) space, despite recent events such as the laying off of the entire MRTK team suggesting otherwise.
The U.S. government has denied the Army's request to purchase almost 7,000 HoloLens headsets for $400 million following some poor on-field test results including nausea and headaches for soldiers.
Microsoft has rolled out version 22H2 of Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Windows mixed reality devices such as HoloLens 2. There are new policies to make the lives of IT admins easier.
This week's edition of Microsoft Weekly is jampacked with news related to Patch Tuesday updates and patches in general, Insider builds, and a rather unconventional Teams ringtone, among other items.
Microsoft is prepping to ship the next major operating system update to HoloLens 2 devices soon. It has requested IT organizations utilizing its hardware to start testing their apps on Insider builds.
Senior Microsoft executive Alex Kipman has exited the company following allegations of misconduct. Kipman led numerous projects at Microsoft including Kinect and, most recently, HoloLens and Mesh.
Today, Microsoft has announced the release of Windows Holographic version 22H1, the latest feature update to its mixed reality (MR) platform powering Windows hardware such as HoloLens 2.
An internal memo belonging to Microsoft about its HoloLens deal with the U.S. Army has leaked and the employees at Microsoft do not sound too optimistic about how things have been going.
It's been a very busy week in the Microsoft world, primarily due to the Ignite conference this week. Join us as we unpack that, Windows update woes, and more in our Microsoft Weekly digest.
Along with its mixed-reality announcements, Microsoft has labeled a 15% discount on its HoloLens 2 headsets for a limited time only. It has also revealed new features for Azure VMs and networking.
Microsoft has rolled out version 21H2 to its Windows Holographic platform. The update includes a bunch of new features including a new Moving Platform Mode and support for PFX certificates.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows Holographic version 21H1. Unlike its desktop counterpart, it brings some major new features such as the new Edge browser, new Settings app, and much more.
Following the $480 million augmented reality headset contract with the United States Army in 2018, Microsoft today landed another similar contract with the U.S. military worth $21.9 billion.
As previously hinted, Microsoft has announced financing plans for HoloLens 2 Development Edition in the United States. The 0% interest options go as low as $97.22/month for a three-year plan.
Microsoft Mesh is a new platform that aims to revolutionalize mixed reality by bringing real-time virtual collaboration across multiple devices. The Mesh app is now available in preview on HoloLens.
New capabilities are available for developers building solutions across Azure IoT and mixed reality devices such as HoloLens 2. Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop is coming soon too.
Today, Microsoft is announcing HoloLens 2 Industrial Edition. The untethered holographic PC is designed for regulated environments. It's certified for clean rooms, and it's available for pre-order.
If you've got a HoloLens 2 that's enrolled on the Windows Insider Program, there's a new Dev channel build that has the new Edge, a shortcut to the Office web app, a new Settings app, and more.
Microsoft has released a new major update for Windows Holographic, the Windows 10 variant designed for the HoloLens 2. The release brings along plenty of improvements and a few fixes.
A year and a half after it announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Microsoft has finally launched the device in the United States, costing $3,500. Other markets will get it in December.
HoloLens 2 is now available for purchase in Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
After releasing the HoloLens 2 headset late last year, Microsoft is promising to address some issues users have had with the display quality. The improvements will arrive via software updates.
Microsoft has published a listing for its HoloLens 2 headset on the Microsoft Store, so now anyone can buy it. The price hasn't changed though, so it's still going to run you $3,500.
Trimble's hard hat solution for Microsoft HoloLens and accompanying Trimble Connect software leverages the benefits of mixed reality into areas where increased safety requirements are mandated.
Mozilla has published the first public release of Firefox Reality to the Microsoft Store. It comes several months after the browser was added to the Microsoft Store in an experimental fashion.
Microsoft is detailing what's coming in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update for its HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset, including the ability to connect to a cellular network via a dongle.
As part of the array of announcements from its dev-focused Build event, Microsoft shared that an Azure Mixed Reality solution is now GA, and that HoloLens 2 is heading to more markets this year.
Microsoft today announced Windows Autopilot support to the HoloLens 2 in private preview. The firm adds that with increasing adoption, it wants to make deployment at scale easy for customers.
Screenshots have been spotted of a new HoloScreens app for the desktop and the Microsoft HoloLens. The app lets users add virtual screens, mimicking a multiple monitor setup for the workspace.
Microsoft has announced that its Mixed Reality Dev Days event is taking place on May 17-18, and for the first time, there will be a Dev Days Tour coming to Germany and Japan later in the year.
Microsoft is sending out invites to a press event it will be holding ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event is likely to be focused on its HoloLens headset.
Today, Microsoft announced that its HoloLens 2 standalone holographic PC has started shipping. The device uses a Snapdragon 850 chipset, and adds things like hand tracking and eye tracking.
Microsoft's HoloLens 2, first announced at MWC 2019, is set to go on sale in September, according to comments made by executive vice president Harry Shum. The headset is set to cost $3,500.
Microsoft released a new Holographic Remoting Player app this week, allowing you to stream apps from your desktop or Xbox to your HoloLens 2, giving users additional resources to run the applications.
Apple's recent job postings suggest the possibility of further progress in the company's AR/VR product efforts. Listings for demo evangelists' jobs might suggest wider discussions within the company.
Microsoft has today announced some new features for Dynamics 365 Layout. The July update for the application includes an improved experience for HoloLens 2, among a couple of other changes.
In a bid to become "a world leader in digital services for the aerospace industry", Airbus has teamed up with Microsoft to deploy a number of mixed reality solutions to its workforce and customers.
Today, Microsoft announced that HoloLens 2 Development Edition, a bundle that includes the headset, Azure credits, and free trials of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ plugin for $3,500 or $99 per month.