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.
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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.
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 is bringing Mesh to Teams, enabling organizations to create immersive mixed-reality spaces to host meetings between personalized avatars. Over 800 3D emoji are being made available too.
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.
Vodafone has said it will begin stocking Nreal Light glasses in Germany and Spain from spring 2021 but will expand the product to other markets afterwards. It described the device as affordable.
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.
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 seems to be taking a further step in its mixed reality push by launching, albeit quietly, a new app on the Store called Outings. It's an MR app that lets you explore landmarks.
Skylight for HoloLens is designed to allow enterprise users to work with digital content in real-world settings using Microsoft's mixed reality glasses in order to complete various tasks.
According to a new report, Apple is working on augmented and virtual reality glasses that include a pair of 8K displays, and connect to an external device via 60GHz wireless technology.
A new 8,000 square foot Garage featuring state of the art facilities has been officially opened at Microsoft's Hyderabad campus. The new space aims to support and encourage local ideation initiatives.
Less than a year after Intel announced its Project Alloy initiative to bring AR, MR, and VR to the mainstream, the company has wound down on its ambitious plans, citing lack of partner interest.
It appears that Microsoft is working on a major massively multiplayer online VR/MR game for both the PC and the console. According to a job listing, the company is looking for a senior design manager.