Today Microsoft announced the next revolution in computing, Holograms. Microsoft’s hardware, software, and user design engineers came together to create a new canvas for creators and developers. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, introduces a powerful new holographic platform.
Microsoft is already working with creators and developers all over the world on exciting new holographic experiences. Now, they are inviting all the developers into this journey.
We have built the platform, but it is you who will bring it to life. We can’t wait to see what you will do.
How to develop for HoloLens?
Every device running Windows 10 uses a common, unified Windows core. So everything you learn about developing for Windows will help you get ready to develop for Microsoft HoloLens.
- What does it mean to have holograms on Windows 10? – Windows 10 is the first platform to support holographic computing with APIs that enable gesture and environmental understanding on an untethered device. With Windows 10, holograms are Windows universal apps, and all Windows universal apps work as holograms. Holograms in Windows 10 will lead to entirely new ways for us to communicate, create, and explore.
- How is this different from existing VR technologies? – Holographic experiences with Microsoft HoloLens are different from existing experiences, such as virtual reality (VR). With VR, the user is completely immersed in a computer-generated reality, or virtual world. While immersed in a virtual world, users are best advised to stay seated or keep still to avoid collisions with physical objects they cannot see in the real world. Holographic experiences on Windows 10 are about delivering a mixed reality that lets you enjoy your digital life while staying more connected to the world around you – transforming the ways you create, connect, and explore.
- How do I learn more about designing and developing apps for Microsoft HoloLens? Microsoft HoloLens runs on Windows 10, so developers building on Windows 10 will already know how to build for Microsoft HoloLens from a platform perspective. Having this same foundation means that developers will be familiar with the tools and benefits of the Windows Store. The best way to get started is to become familiar with Windows 10 by joining the Windows Insider Program. Next, register for Build 2015. At Build, you’ll learn more about how to get started designing and developing for Microsoft HoloLens, receive details on the SDK, and meet members of our engineering team. If you can’t attend in person, plan to tune in via livestream or check out the recorded keynote and session presentations that will be available after the event.
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