Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Edition to PCs and devices around the world, and HoloLens is no exception – (sorry, Windows 10 Mobile users, the update is not out yet for your device).
You may recall, the first update for HoloLens (build 14342.1016) landed in May and introduced a heap of additions that covered scenarios involving multi-tasking, input, voice, and more. The August 2016 Update (build 14393.0) today brings Bluetooth controller support — just in time for the Xbox Controller S (affiliate link) — a toggle for Windows Insider program participation, and a heap of relatively smaller fixes.
And to the inevitable visit from the band of jokers, no, this update doesn’t magically increase the field of view.
Here’s the full change log for the August 2016 Update:
- Attach To Process Debugging
HoloLens now supports attach-to-process debugging. You can use Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 to connect to a running app on a HoloLens and start debugging it. This works without the need to deploy from a Visual Studio project.
- Updated HoloLens Emulator
We’ve also released an updated version of the HoloLens Emulator.
- Gamepad Support
You can now pair and use Bluetooth gamepads with HoloLens! The newly released Xbox Wireless Controller S features Bluetooth capabilities and can be used to play your favorite gamepad-enabled games and apps. A controller update must be applied before you can connect the Xbox Wireless Controller S with HoloLens. The Xbox Wireless Controller S is supported by XInput and Windows.Gaming.Input APIs. Additional models of Bluetooth controllers may be accessed through the Windows.Gaming.Input API.
Improvements and fixes
- We are in sync with the rest of the Windows 10 Anniversary update, so in addition to the Hololens specific fixes, you are also receiving all the goodness from the Windows update to increase platform reliability and performance. Your feedback is highly valued and prioritized for fixes in the release.
- We’ve improved experiences around
- log in experiences
- workplace join
- power efficiency for device power state transitions
- stability with Mixed Reality Captures
- reliability for Bluetooth connectivity
- hologram persistence in multi app scenario.
- We’ve fixed an issue where
- the Visual Studio profilers and graphics debugger fail to connect
- photos & documents do not show up in the file explorer in the device portal
- the App Bar can flash when the cursor is placed above it while in Adjust mode
- When in Adjust mode, the eye gaze dot cursor will change to the 4-arrow cursor sometime more slowly
- “Hey Cortana play music” does not launch Groove
- after the previous update, saying “Go Home” does not display the pins panel correctly.