Microsoft biggest event of the year ‘Build 2015’ kicks off today and with it brings promise of more information for their intriguing augmented reality headset, Hololens.
Running from April 29-May 1st, Microsoft’s Build event has grown to become Microsoft’s most important event in the tech calendar. Aimed at highlighting new technologies and giving Windows developers a heads-up on inbound initiatives, it gives the outside world a peek into what can be expected from the company’s technology going forward.
This year a promotional email from Microsoft suggests that their AR Headset, dubbed the Hololens – first unveiled to the world at a special Windows 10 event earlier in the year – may well feature heavily at the event. The technology impressed those who tried it, albeit with some caveats, but we’ve heard very little since January about the device’s future.
It’s not clear how prevalent the new device, designed from the ground up with integration for Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10, will be in sessions at the event – however MS’s own promo material states “Tune in to live and on-demand Microsoft Hololens sessions from Build” so its presence may well be significant.
In either case, those interested in the future of the device should tune in to the opening keynote at Build 2015 which is being live streamed and is scheduled to start at 8:30AM PT / 11:30AM ET. Tune in over at the Build website for coverage of the event. We’ll be watching for any tidbits and will report back as soon as we can, but in the mean time, check out our previous Hololens coverage below:
- ‘Microsoft HoloLens’ Revealed, an Untethered See-through AR Headset
- WIRED Calls Microsoft’s HoloLens ‘Amazing’ After Hands-On
- Microsoft HoloLens Reveal Concept Video
- ‘Through the Lens’ Photos: Microsoft HoloLens in Action
- Rev VR Podcast (Ep.91): What is HoloLens? A look at Microsoft’s New Augmented Reality Device with Ben Lang
- Microsoft’s ‘Mixed Reality’ HoloLens Garners Mixed Reviews, Incredible Potential Diminished by Small Field of View
- Microsoft’s ‘Productivity Future Vision’ of 2020 Could Actually Be Possible with HoloLens