HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Hardware Specs vs HoloLens 1

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Hardware Specs vs HoloLens 1

A while back I wrote up a summary of the hardware specifications for the first generation HoloLens. Here's a short write up of the hardware specifications for the HoloLens 2 (the second generation HoloLens hardware). The biggest difference in the new device is a...

BuildHololens.com is merging with BuildAzure.com

I'd like to announce that the BuildHoloLens.com website is being merged with BuildAzure.com. I appreciate all those who have subscribed to BuildHoloLens.com. As you may have noticed, there hasn't been much content released here in the last 2 years. The reason is that...

Beat the Laptop Airplane Ban with Microsoft HoloLens!

Beat the Laptop Airplane Ban with Microsoft HoloLens!

In recent months the United States has banned Laptops and other large electronics from carry-on bags aboard Airplanes from Dubai and surrounding areas bound for the USA. This is a difficult ban for business travelers since they can't work on their laptop on the hours...

Windows Mixed Reality Kits Available for Pre-Order Now!

Windows Mixed Reality Kits Available for Pre-Order Now!

If you've been following the news around Microsoft and Mixed Reality, then you've likely seen news about a set of upcoming Mixed Reality headsets from multiple third party manufacturers. The Virtual Reality space is really heating up, and Microsoft's play is this new...

Mixed Reality Weekly: Apr 3, 2017

Mixed Reality Weekly: Apr 3, 2017

As the ecosystem around Mixed Reality heats up it's getting more and more difficult to keep up to date on all the latest news and changes. This weekly newsletter / link blog will include links to many Microsoft articles as well as other blogs and resources posted...

Happy Birthday HoloLens!! 1 Year Old!

Today is the birthday of Microsoft HoloLens in terms of being available and in peoples hands. At the Microsoft Build 2016 conference it was announced that the first wave of HoloLens Development Edition hardware had begun shipping out to developers! It's amazing it's...

Fragments Case Study on Microsoft HoloLens

Fragments Case Study on Microsoft HoloLens

Fragments is an interactive crime drama for Microsoft Hololens, where you follow the clues to solve a mystery that take place in your real-world space. Learn how the Fragments development team used the unique features of the HoloLens to immerse players in the action,...

Windows 10 and the Holographic World

Windows 10 and the Holographic World

For some time it's been unclear whether Microsoft will "pull an Apple" with the HoloLens and be the only manufacturer or if they'll continue with tradition and organize with their partners. On June 1, 2016, Microsoft's Terry Myers announced they are opening up the...

Microsoft HoloLens May 2016 Update

It's been 2 months since the initial release of the HoloLens and the version of Windows 10 on the HoloLens has remained the same the entire time. On May 31, 2016 Microsoft released an operating system update to the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition with a few new...

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Hardware Specs vs HoloLens 1

HoloLens in Danger: Intel Cancels Atom CPU

The Microsoft HoloLens brings a truly innovative, augmented reality, wearable device. The currently released HoloLens hardware is the Developer Edition running on an Intel Atom CPU. Microsoft has yet to announce when a more broadly available consumer version of the...

Detailed HoloLens Hardware Specs

Detailed HoloLens Hardware Specs

The innovations of Microsoft Holographics brought to life by the Microsoft HoloLens are quite remarkable. While the HoloLens Development Edition is still v1 hardware, it's really amazing how well it works. One thing Microsoft hasn't really published is what the...

Even HoloLens has a Start Menu

Even HoloLens has a Start Menu

Every Operating System (OS) needs to have an application launcher of some kind. Microsoft Windows has had the Start Menu ever since Windows 95. It's still there in Windows 10, and the Microsoft HoloLens is no different. Yes, even the Microsoft HoloLens has a...

HoloLens Remote Desktop Preview UWP App

HoloLens Remote Desktop Preview UWP App

Remote Desktop has been a feature in Windows for a really long time. It allows for you to remote into and use a Windows computer from another Windows computer remotely as if you were sitting down at that computer directly. This is a feature used by many Developers and...

Cortona Telling Jokes on Microsoft HoloLens

I've been playing around a bit with the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition, and here's s short recording from the HoloLens of me using Cortana to tell some jokes. Cortona on the HOloLens really reminds me of Jarvis from the Iron Man movies/comics. While Cortana...

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Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Microsoft made a ton of announcements at and around the Microsoft Build 2020 conference. Included in all the announcements was a tone of news surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) space and what innovations Microsoft is bringing to Microsoft Azure and Windows for...

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Windows Gets Package Manager with winget CLI Utility

Windows Gets Package Manager with winget CLI Utility

Microsoft released the new Windows Package Manager (winget) as an open source, community driven package manager for installing, updating, configuring, and removing software application packages on any Windows 10 machine. There are other package managers used in the...

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft made a lot of announcements with their Microsoft Build 2020 event that kicked off today. The event included TONS of updates and announcements across the entire stack of Microsoft products with a centered focus towards a Developer audience; since #MSBuild is...

Certification

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam

In the modern world of IT, Linux has been growing in popularity and use. This is especially something we are seeing in the cloud, where even Microsoft has admitted that there are more Linux server running in Microsoft Azure than Window servers. You could even...

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

For some time now, Tim Warner, a fellow Microsoft MVP, has been posting short videos that methodically go over all the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification exam objectives and skill areas. This is a pretty great free series of training/study content geared towards...

Microsoft MCSA / MCSE Certifications Get Extended

Microsoft MCSA / MCSE Certifications Get Extended

In a response to the quarantine and lockdown restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft has announced they are delaying retiring the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD certifications and exams. These certifications are now going to be retired January 31,...

Internet of Things

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Top 11 Azure IoT Announcements from Build 2020

Microsoft made a ton of announcements at and around the Microsoft Build 2020 conference. Included in all the announcements was a tone of news surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) space and what innovations Microsoft is bringing to Microsoft Azure and Windows for...

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Azure Announcements from Microsoft Build 2020

Microsoft made a lot of announcements with their Microsoft Build 2020 event that kicked off today. The event included TONS of updates and announcements across the entire stack of Microsoft products with a centered focus towards a Developer audience; since #MSBuild is...

Administrator’s Introduction to Azure IoT

Administrator’s Introduction to Azure IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry has continued to grow and become more pervasive in people's everyday lives these last few years. There are MANY useful applications for IoT devices and solutions in both the consumer and industrial space. Some of the solutions...

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