Microsoft has been releasing OS and feature updates quite frequently in the past couple of weeks. After kicking off the staggered rollout of Windows 11 over a week ago, the company rolled out Windows 11 IoT Enterprise too. We know that Windows 10 version 21H2 is expected shortly as well. But before that, Microsoft has deemed it fit to announce the general availability of Windows Holographic version 21H2.
Windows Holographic is Microsoft's platform for mixed reality devices powered by Windows, such as HoloLens 2. Version 21H2 today follows version 21H1 that was released back in May. It brings along with it a bunch of new features and capabilities.
It includes a beta for Moving Platform Mode which allows the utilization of HoloLens 2 in large environments with low dynamic movement, such as marine vessels. PFX certificates are now supported, enabling more flexibility for customers using Certificate Manager. MDM diagnostic logs no longer need to be transferred to a PC, you can view them directly on your device. In the same vein, new audiovisual feedback has been added while collecting offline diagnostics. In case of low storage scenarios, old logs will automatically be cleaned up before new logs are inserted.
New Configuration Service Providers (CSPs) have been introduced to query HoloLens data, and update and restart policies have been enhanced. IT admins can also schedule update retries to ensure that the latest version of apps are being used. They can also configure policies so that the Microsoft Store only shows the apps offered by an organization and blocks all others.
In order to procure Windows Holographic version 21H2 on your device, you should head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates. Meanwhile, IT admins can use Windows Update for Business to trigger this update across their entire organization. It is important to note that in order to install version 21H2, you need to be on version 21H1 first.