Microsoft announces HoloLens 2 Development Edition

Back in February, Microsoft announced that it be selling only one HoloLens 2 edition and that is for the enterprise. It looks like Microsoft has now decided to releases HoloLens 2 Development Edition based on the feedback from developers around the world. This new Development Edition will be available only through the Mixed Reality Developer Program and it will include the following:

  • HoloLens 2 mixed reality device
  • $500.00 in Azure credits – To jump start your mixed reality development using Azure mixed reality services
  • 3-month free trials of Unity Pro and the Unity PiXYZ Plugin for CAD data.

For enterprise customers, Microsoft is now offering two different ways to buy HoloLens 2 device. First, for $3500, an enterprise can buy a HoloLens 2 device. Second, they can buy HoloLens 2 with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist bundle starting at $125 per month.

Bringing together HoloLens 2, Azure Mixed Reality Services, and Unity Pro, the most widely used real-time 3D development platform, makes it easy for developers to create professional mixed reality experiences using your industrial design data. The PiXYZ Plugin gives you the tools to create real-time experiences using Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) or Building Information Management (BIM) data.

You can pre-order it here from Microsoft.

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