Make no mistake when it comes to virtual reality (VR). It's not a fad. And it's only going to get better over time.
Recent Windows HoloGraphic Stories
Don't be fooled: As is always the cast, Microsoft's minimum requirements in no way map to what you will really need to run Windows Holographic.
In the latest build of Windows 10 that was released to Insiders, we are able to learn a little bit more about Windows Holographic including spec requirements.
Google has been talking about its Tango augmented reality initiative since last year, but it's finally happening: The first Tango smartphone is now available.
Microsoft is the clear leader in augmented reality but it sat on the sidelines as virtual reality started taking off. No more: This week, Microsoft finally unveiled a formal VR strategy.
Microsoft announced this morning that it is accepting pre-orders for its HoloLens mixed reality headset in six additional countries, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Microsoft started rolling out its latest cumulative update to PCs yesterday, and today HoloLens is getting the same treatment with an update primarily focused on the smaller niggling issues throughout the operating system.
So Microsoft is freeing the Windows Holographic shell from its HoloLens shackles and will make it available on mainstream PCs. But I'm still not sold on augmented reality, or mixed reality, or whatever they're calling it this week. And part of the problem is Microsoft's mixed up messaging.
Microsoft is bringing the Windows Holographic shell to the desktop with an update to Windows 10 in 2017.
HoloLens application development just got a smidgen easier thanks to new build tools incorporated into Microsoft’s open-source HoloToolkit.