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Find out more about building your own HoloLens applications

Build it yourself

You can develop your own app for HoloLens.

Find partners who can help you develop your HoloLens application

Build with a partner

Agency partners can develop your solution for HoloLens.

Learn more about Microsoft development solutions for HoloLens

Build with Microsoft

Redefine your industry with the app we build with you.

Explore off-the-shelf HoloLens applications that are ready to deploy

Off-the-shelf solutions

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Find out how to build your own HoloLens mixed reality applications

Develop your own solution

Begin building your own mixed reality app for HoloLens with the Windows SDK. Documentation and step-by-step tutorials walk you through developing apps for HoloLens. You’ll be developing your commercial application alongside a growing community of developers.


Begin building apps for mixed reality with the Windows SDK and a steady stream of new documentation, tutorials, and case studies.





Mixed Reality Academy

Follow step-by-step tutorials that walk you through developing apps for Windows Mixed Reality, including HoloLens and immersive headsets.

Source code

Galaxy Explorer Project is an open-source HoloLens application that was developed from the community’s ideas. Get the source code and see what else you can do.

Build with Microsoft

Our experienced teams of HoloLens developers and 3D designers live and breathe in mixed reality. Your business and your industry could be redefined by the solution you develop with Microsoft.


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For volume orders, professional service engagements, or more information about enterprise features, contact your Microsoft account representative or email a sales representative.

Developing holographic apps is as simple as building for the Universal Windows Platform. All holographic apps are Universal Windows apps, and all Universal Windows apps can be made to run on Microsoft HoloLens. With Windows 10 and familiarity with middleware tools like Unity, you can start getting ready to build holographic experiences today. See the tools and documentation that are ready to help you get started.

We are excited about the possibilities enabled by Microsoft HoloLens and see a wide array of use-cases for all. We believe developers, designers, creators, and those seeking a whole new way to be entertained will find unique value in Microsoft HoloLens. For business innovation and business technology, Microsoft HoloLens will transform the areas of product design, architectural technology, drafting and design technology, education, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing.

For developers, Windows 10 on Microsoft HoloLens is the premier holographic technology platform that enables you to help develop the future of holographic computing. Built on Windows 10 and delivering the trusted mobile device management and enterprise networking on which IT professionals rely to help secure devices in the workplace, Microsoft HoloLens will be a revolutionary tool for businesses–transforming how companies, designers, and creators work with three-dimensional data to bring products and information to life.

This is just the beginning. Microsoft, together with developers and our commercial partners, will continue to help designers and creators harness the power of holographic computing with Microsoft HoloLens.

Companies exploring augmented reality for business should consider the innovation potential in mixed reality. Microsoft HoloLens enables mixed reality, an experience that goes beyond augmented reality products. Mixed reality encompasses a wide range of experiences that previously were considered to be only augmented reality or only virtual reality. In mixed reality, people, places, and objects from your physical and virtual worlds merge together in a blended environment that becomes your canvas. Feeling present in your environment is a key aspect of mixed reality, enabling you to move naturally, interact, and explore in three dimensions. For these reasons, Microsoft HoloLens is the premier head-mounted, holographic display headset that will transform the areas of product design, architectural technology, drafting and design technology, education, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing.