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.
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This week in Microsoft Weekly, we look at all things Windows 11 as the OS is now generally available. We also look at some new apps incoming, new Xbox Game Pass titles, and more in our digest.
Microsoft's new operating system is not playing nice with Windows Mixed Reality devices as users are facing issues launching Mixed Reality or are seeing a performance drop after installing Windows 11.
Today, HP announced the second generation of its Reverb Windows Mixed Reality headset, which it created in partnership with Valve and Microsoft. It has spatial audio, dual 2K displays, and more.
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.
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.
Mozilla has published a version of Firefox Reality on the Microsoft Store, giving Windows Mixed Reality users a new browser experience aimed for AR. The release is meant to gather feedback.
In one of its support documents, Microsoft has revealed that the original HoloLens headset has reached the end of the line in terms of feature updates, and it won't get the May 2019 Update.
HTC has announced that the Viveport app store and Viveport Infinity subscriptions will be available on Windows Mixed Reality headsets from June 5. Microsoft said the move is good for consumers.
At HP Reinvent, the company today announced its newest Windows Mixed Reality headset, the Reverb. Starting at $599 and coming in April, the new head-mounted display includes two 2160x2160 displays.
One of the creators of HoloLens, Alex Kipman, recently took to Twitter to tease the next-generation of Microsoft's mixed reality headset. HoloLens 2 is slated to launch at MWC 2019, on February 24.
HP is readying its next-generation Windows Mixed Reality headset, codenamed 'Copper'. The device will sport a design similar to the Oculus Rift and come with higher resolution 2160x2160 displays.
Microsoft has apparently been making pretty significant changes to the user interface for Windows Mixed Reality in recent Insider builds, including a tweaked Start menu and Mixed Reality Portal.
Samsung has refreshed its Windows Mixed Reality headset for 2018, offering better technology for its displays, improved comfort and more. The Odyssey+ is now available for purchase.
Microsoft today announced new Windows Mixed Reality features that are coming in the spring update for Windows 10. They include a new environment, haptic feedback in controllers, and more.
One of the first partners to be announced for Windows Mixed Reality, ASUS is one of the last entries, as the company today finally made its head-mounted display available for pre-order.
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.
HP today made a few VR-related announcements, including a new Pro version of its Windows Mixed Reality Headset and new Device as a Service plans that include virtual reality devices.
With Microsoft focusing more on Mixed Reality, HoloLens, and similar products or services, it has yet again reshuffled its internal structure to put the focus on these burgeoning markets.
Many OEMs launched several headsets under the Windows Mixed Reality ecosystem including HP, Acer, and Dell. A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced SteamVR compatibility for the platform.
Day eight of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals is upon us, with savings of up to $200 being offered across a number of Windows Mixed Reality headsets with motion controllers, while supplies last.
The tech giant has been rather mum about what it was going to do with the 3D optimization company it acquired in January, but now Microsoft has unveiled the new service on the Azure Marketplace.
After a pretty rough start for the virtual reality market, it would seem that it has finally hit its stride, with shipments of the PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift hitting one million.
Zen Studios has announced that its popular game, Pinball FX2, will be makings its debut on Windows Mixed Reality. Pinball FX2 VR will give gamers a new way to experience exciting pinball action.
VR headsets supporting Windows Mixed Reality are now getting a look at SteamVR as both Microsoft and Valve have announced a preview of the compatibility for anyone with the necessary hardware.
Samsung's Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset came out today, but it's already out of stock online. It does seem to be available for pickup in numerous Microsoft Store locations though.
The company is placing increasing emphasis on its Mixed Reality initiative, now launching a new capture studio and academy in San Francisco for developers and creators to learn more about the tech.
As Microsoft previously announced, Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays are now available for purchase from the Windows Store, with headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
While a Centennial port of Spotify already exists in the Windows Store, Microsoft's Alex Kipman has indicated that the native UWP app currently found on Xbox One will appear on Mixed Reality devices.
With the dawn of Windows Mixed Reality nearly upon us, SuperData weighed in on how well it expects the HMDs from Microsoft OEMs would do in the market when they officially go on sale this month.
At an event in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced that Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays made by Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are now available for customers to pre-order.
A couple weeks from now, players will be able to partake in a Halo experience unlike any other. Microsoft announced that Halo: Recruit will arrive to Windows Mixed Reality on October 17.
Spotted by Microsoft leakster WalkingCat, it appears that Samsung is working on a new head-mounted display for Windows Mixed Reality, which likely has the same specs as the rest of the lineup.
Today, Microsoft announced that it will be holding a Windows Mixed Reality showcase event in San Francisco next month, where it will show off various headsets made by its partners.
While it won't be available until October 17, Dell has opened up pre-orders for its Windows Mixed Reality headset, the Visor. It's available as a standalone device, or in a bundle with controllers.
During its IFA 2017 briefing today, Microsoft said that the Fall Creators Update will be available on October 17, and to coincide with that, so will Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
At Lenovo's press briefing at IFA 2017 today, the company finally announced its Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted display, calling it the Explorer. It goes on sale this October, starting at $349.
At IFA 2017 today, ASUS announced its Windows Mixed Reality Headset, and that's exactly what it's called. It will be coming later this year, priced at €449, which is about $535 in the United States.
Dell made a number of announcements at IFA 2017 today, one of which was the name of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, which is being called the Visor. It will be available in the coming months.