Microsoft releases Windows Holographic version 21H1 update for HoloLens 2 devices

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 update

Microsoft HoloLens 2 update

Microsoft today announced the release of Windows Holographic, version 21H1 for HoloLens 2 devices. This update comes with several improvements including the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser, improved settings app, ‘Swipe to type’ keyboard, and more. Find the full change log below.

Feature Name Short description Target Audience
New Microsoft Edge The new, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now available for HoloLens 2. End User
WebXR and 360 Viewer Try immersive web experiences and 360 video playback. End User
New Settings app The legacy Settings app is being replaced by an updated version with new features and settings. End User
Display color calibration Select an alternative color profile for your HoloLens 2 display. End User
Default app picker Choose which app should launch for each file or link type. End User
Per app volume control Control app level volume independently from system volume. End User
Install web apps Install web apps on HoloLens 2, like Microsoft Office, with the new Microsoft Edge browser. End User
Swipe to type Use the tip of your finger to “swipe” words on the holographic keyboard. End User
Power menu from Start On Start Menu, restart and shut down HoloLens device. End User
Multiple users listed on Sign in screen Display multiple user accounts on the Sign in screen. End User
USB-C External Microphone Support Use USB-C microphones for apps and / or Remote Assist. End User
Visitor Auto-logon for Kiosks Enables the auto-logon on Visitor accounts to be used for Kiosk modes. IT Admin
New AUMIDs for new apps in Kiosk mode AUMIDs for new Settings and Edge apps. IT Admin
Improved Kiosk mode failure handing Kiosk mode looks for Global Assigned Access before empty start menu. IT Admin
New SettingsURIs for Page Settings Visibility 20+ new SettingsURIs for Settings/PageVisibilityList policy. IT Admin
Configure Fallback Diagnostics Setting Fallback Diagnostic Behavior in Settings App. IT Admin
Share things with nearby devices Share files or URLs from a HoloLens to a PC. All
New OS diagnostic traces New troubleshooter in Settings for OS updates. IT Admin
Delivery Optimization Preview Reduce bandwidth consumption for downloads from multiple HoloLens devices. IT Admin

In order to update to this latest 21H1 build, HoloLens 2 must be running the February 2021 update (build 19041.1136) or newer.

Source: Microsoft

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