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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
At its HoloLens 2 announcement in Barcelona today, Microsoft also announced that Firefox is coming to the platform, and Tim Sweeney took the stage to announce Unreal Engine's support.
After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft today announced the HoloLens 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device has a Snapdragon 850 and a larger field of view, but no LTE.
While Microsoft is holding its big event at Mobile World Congress tomorrow, some images have leaked of its next HoloLens, which is expected to be unveiled there, courtesy of WalkingCat.
While it was already rumored that Microsoft's next HoloLens will be powered by an ARM processor, it turns out that the chipset will be a Snapdragon 850, meaning that it will be an Always Connected PC.
According to a new report, Microsoft's next generation HoloLens, which was originally supposed to be shown off this month, is now being targeted for late in the second quarter of next year.
A new build of Windows for the HoloLens headset is now rolling out to Insiders in the Fast Ring. There are no new features in this release, and only one bug fix is included in the changelog.
In its February mixed reality update, Microsoft announced today that it will be bringing HoloLens to Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The company will also make the device available to rent.
Windows Holographic was renamed to Windows Mixed Reality in an effort by Microsoft to unify its virtual, augmented, and mixed realities efforts around a single platform for shared experiences.
According to a new report, Microsoft is scrapping its plans for the second version of HoloLens in favor of the third, but unfortunately, this means that we won't see it until 2019.
Does Microsoft have plans for a consumer HoloLens version? "Abso-freakin-lutely," says Alex Kipman - but while 'roadmaps exist' for more affordable versions, it "remains focused on enterprise today".
Microsoft confirms it will distribute Windows Holographic kits for developers at GDC 2017, which will happen one month before the expected release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update.
After announcing its plans to launch HoloLens in Japan in November, and opening pre-orders in December, Microsoft's mixed-reality headset is now officially available there, priced from ¥333,800.
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For the first day of CES 2017, Microsoft showed off a number of devices from its partners, including the virtual reality headsets that it promised back in October from Dell, HP Lenovo, Acer, and more.
Intel took the stage at CES to talk about the company's vision for virtual and mixed reality. Citing upcoming content, affordable headsets and software advances, Intel thinks 2017 will great for VR.
Lenovo has showcased its upcoming VR headset, powered by the Windows Holographic platform. The device will reportedly arrive later this year and will be priced at less than $400.
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Microsoft has announced full details of the minimum specs required to power its Windows Holographic virtual reality experiences through a new range of headsets tethered to Windows 10 PCs.
The cross-platform Unity game engine has been updated to version 5.5 with one of the key features being the emerging of Windows Holographic support from preview to final.
Just a few weeks after bringing HoloLens to six new markets outside of North America, Microsoft has announced the launch of the headset in Japan, as its 'global holographic journey' continues.
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Just like with PCs, buyers of Windows Holographic headsets won't be able to expect flagship-class VR experiences on the most affordable hardware. Microsoft's Alex Kipman shared a few more details too.
More details on the new wave of affordable VR headsets for Windows 10 will be revealed at an event in December. The first headsets will arrive alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update in Spring 2017.
Microsoft is beginning the international expansion of its holographic ambitions, bringing its HoloLens headset to the first six markets outside of North America, with pre-orders opening today.
A collaboration between Microsoft and thyssenkrupp will enable 24,000 elevator engineers to use HoloLens in their jobs - and in trials, it's made onsite maintenance work "up to four times faster".