Yesterday at ‘Microsoft Build Conference’, Microsoft gave us a highlight of ‘Microsoft HoloLens’. We all have been hearing amazing things regarding ‘Microsoft’s Windows Holographic’ platform since it was first announced back in January. It is also reported that NASA is using it virtually to explore mars. How amazing it can be if one can play ‘Minecraft’ on its coffee table and today we also learned that ‘Microsoft’ will integrate all universal apps running on ‘Windows 10’ into the experience.
‘Microsoft HoloLens’ is an extension of the Windows 10 development platform, meaning that any developer should be able to build software with holograms in mind.
HoloLens will run on universal Windows 10 and project them into the real world around people, whether that be a virtual picture frame on the wall next to a virtual TV screen for video, or even a digital dog. Meanwhile, businesses are already looking at how to bring HoloLens holograms into their workflow. HoloLens and Windows Holographic apps can be used to explore a virtual walk-through of the work-in-progress. That could help flag up any potential issues, like wiring and plumping clashes, before any infrastructure is actually installed.
At the stage of Microsoft’s Build 2015, Microsoft showed that how a room can re-decorate itself with HoloLens components. It is amazing, like evolution is on its way. That ranged from an interactive weather ornament on the coffee table, through to a Skype window, the favorites of which could be pinned to the wall.
In the classroom, meanwhile, HoloLens could be used to give anatomy lessons, breaking open bodies and showing not only what they look like stationary, but how they move and interact.
There’s still plenty to be figured out. Microsoft hasn’t said how much the standalone augmented reality headset will cost, and nor has it detailed the exact specifications. As for apps, enabling them to run in holographic mode is said to be straightforward, and Microsoft will be demonstrating “hundreds” of HoloLens prototypes at BUILD this week, in the hope of spurring developers on to create their own software.