Updated: 24th February 2018

Microsoft HoloLens gets productive with Outlook Mail and Calendar

The common understanding of mixed, augmented, and virtual reality is they mainly cater to amusement and games and fun. Microsoft, nevertheless, needs to banish that bias for its brand of mixed reality. On the heels of the very first major upgrade to Windows Holographic, its variant of Windows 10 for the HoloLens, Microsoft is proudly declaring the coming of the Outlook Mail and Calendar program on the HoloLens, enabling users to trap their e-mails and calendars on a wall, nearly literally, and have it consistently within vision.

Some productivity expert might really frown upon that line of thinking, as the brain might be overloaded by a nagging visual reminder of things that are undone. However, to each his or her own when it comes to workflows. At least HoloLens users are now given the choice to inundate their eyes if they decide to do this by Microsoft. And they can do it in hi tech fashion, also.

Having Outlook in HoloLens is really only a little next step in this aspect. Office programs operating in its mixed reality environment were disclosed in its BUILD 2016 discussion last month by Microsoft. Microsoft is actually additionally exhibiting the desirable effects of its own Universal Windows Platform attempts for, while sermon the various productive things the HoloLens can be utilized. One UWP program to rule them all, so to speak.

Mixed reality, or MR, proponents like Magic Jump, Microsoft, and Meta poise their systems more for common computing functions to replace standard computers in the not too distant future. There are several efforts on the VR front to have this sort of encounter, though those are limited by how virtual reality works in contrast to mixed and augmented reality.

Naturally, it’s going to take some time before any of that becomes prepared for even the most technology savvy of consumers, but at least you can mark that date in your virtual Outlook calendar in your real world wall.