Build is Microsoft's annual developer conference. It's a busy couple of weeks for developers with Facebook running their event last week and Google has their event kicking off now as well. Microsoft has announced several new tools and services for developers today. Here's a snapshot of some of the more interesting announcements.
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Microsoft is betting big on their Hololens platform with a massive expansion, adding another 29 countries to the distribution footprint, certification and plans for a hard hat version.
At the Microsoft Future Decoded in London, the company announced expansion of the Hololens into 29 European countries.
In March, Microsoft opened up pre-orders for the HoloLens, its mixed reality headset, to developers in Canada and the US. Now Microsoft is gearing up to launch the HoloLens Development Edition and Commercial Edition in Australia. We have the specs for the device as well as the details on the pricing and release date.
Three months after Microsoft first opened orders for the development edition of its Hololens augmented reality headset, the expensive devices are still thin on the ground. We were invited by CSIRO's Data61 group to try one of the few Hololens units in Australia at the moment. Here's what we thought.
Microsoft has launched a competition where you can share your ideas of what apps you want to see created for the HoloLens. The vendor is picking three ideas from the public and will turn them into apps for its augmented reality headset. As a bonus, Microsoft will be open sourcing the codes for the final products. Here's how you can enter.
Microsoft will launch its augmented reality headset HoloLens by next year and will be gearing it towards enterprise use in its initial launch. The computerised glasses, which can overlay 2D and 3D images in a user's field of vision, has recently been marketed more towards a consumer audience and we're curious to see if there is any enteprise interest in the new gadget.