Updated: 25th April 2018

Microsoft demonstrates VR, mixed reality and HoloLens at Windows 10 event

The progression of virtual and mixed reality were the two largest takeaways from the HoloLens demo of Microsoft in New York during its Windows 10 and Surface occasion now.

During the business’s demonstration, Microsofts general manager Megan Saunders showcased more of what the firm’s augmented reality (AR) headset, the HoloLens, was capable of.

Microsoft shown its own AR headset and other third party VR headsets socialized with the upgraded version of Windows 10. It’s one of the very comprehensive looks Microsoft has given of the HoloLens in activity, as well as the firm used its time on stage to investigate VR and AR may be utilized to generate a mixed reality experience for Windows 10 users.

“With Windows 10 you are able to transfer your content from real life to the electronic universe seamlessly,” said Saunders, while showing off what the HoloLens was capable of.

Microsoft spent most of the mixed reality part of the demo looking at what the HoloLens could do in its day to day operations. Saunders introduced the HoloLens’ cooperation together with the upgraded Microsoft Paint will allow for 3D drawing, along with the way that it may help with online shopping. In the demo, a Microsoft worker managed to use the HoloLens to see furniture would look through a planned hologram in his house before really purchasing it.

Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella has stated the best computer is one that encompasses mixed reality, where the “field of view becomes an endless screen.”

“You see the universe and in the universe you see virtual items and holograms,” Nadella told the Wall Street Journal the day before Microsoft’s Surface occasion.

Microsoft also spent some time on VR, describing its virtual reality headsets would operate with holographic programs like HoloTour. Through a completely immersive VR experience, users can see different cities all over the world in HoloTour, in line with the firm. The demo was utilized to present the way that it may be experienced through a VR headset even though the program was made for the HoloLens.

“Holotour is a particular encounter that enables you to research and socialize with new positions. It was made for Microsoft HoloLens, but here it’s in virtual reality running on Windows 10,” Saunders said.

Microsoft also announced today that a line of third party VR headsets is going to be accessible for Windows 10 users to buy next spring, starting at $299.