Woman wearing HoloLens interacting with a holographic alien

Why HoloLens

Mixed reality with HoloLens

Mixed reality brings people, places, and objects from your physical and digital worlds together. This blended environment becomes your canvas, where you can create and enjoy a wide range of experiences.

Control your view by dragging your mouse cursor over the image or by using the following keys on your keyboard: use the A key to pan left, the D key to pan right, the W key to pan up, and the S key to pan down.

EXPLORE THE ROOM BELOW IN 360°
360-degree view of a classroom in mixed reality with Microsoft HoloLens

Students use HoloLens to see and interact with digital holograms of Uranus and Jupiter orbiting the Sun in their physical classroom.

A digital hologram of the sun looms large in the center of a physical classroom where students use HoloLens to interactively learn about the Solar System.

An instructor and student discuss a whiteboard drawing of the Solar System, while students using HoloLens are able to see Mercury and Venus orbiting the Sun in a room

scale, three

dimensional digital depiction of the Solar System.

A student using HoloLens can see a digital hologram of Mars and close

up detail of its surface and atmospheric layers, while her classmate takes notes on the table beside her.

Students using HoloLens digitally dissect the composite layers of Saturn’s core. They are able to simultaneously make notations on the whiteboard and on their laptops.

The classroom’s physical ceiling is visible through a digital depiction of the Milky Way and the galaxies surrounding the Solar System.

Mixed reality for everyone

Windows Mixed Reality combines the thrill of virtual reality with the power to engage with and personalize your surroundings. Windows 10 will enable this experience for a variety of headsets, from fully self-contained holographic computers like HoloLens to the most innovative and affordable headsets.

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Several virtual reality and mixed reality headsets, including HoloLens, arranged side by side

Several virtual reality and mixed reality headsets, including HoloLens, arranged side by side

Holograms enhance the real world

Interacting with holograms in mixed reality enables you to visualize and work with your digital content as part of your real world. Realize mixed reality’s promise with Microsoft HoloLens.

Man and woman wearing HoloLenses and working on a holographic body overlayed on a truck frame

A more natural way to interact

Holograms are responsive to you and the world around you. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible.

Connect, create, and explore

Transform the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. Your ideas are closer to becoming real when you can create and work with holograms in relation to the world around you.

A new dimension of creativity and teamwork

The culture of work is changing now more than ever. While we live in a world where technology is everywhere, many workers don’t have information where they need it most: in the real-world context of the work they do.

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Profile of woman wearing HoloLens, looking at tiles of apps for HoloLens

Create, connect, and collaborate with HoloLens apps

Apps built for mixed reality will transform the ways you work – and the ways you work together.

SEE THE APPS


1 Microsoft Remote Assist requires Microsoft HoloLens and a Windows 10 PC, iOS, or Android device with Microsoft Teams. Mixed reality annotations and image sharing are not available on iOS or Android. Additional hardware and software requirements vary for available features and content. Please see docs.microsoft.com for a complete list of technical requirements.
2 Microsoft Layout requires Microsoft HoloLens or a Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset, motion controllers, and a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC. To import 3D models, users must download and launch the Import Tool for Microsoft Layout on their PC, available for free from Microsoft Store. Additional hardware and software requirements vary for available features and content. Please see docs.microsoft.com for a complete list of technical requirements.
3 Video calling or screen sharing requires a separate app, such as Microsoft Remote Assist on HoloLens or Skype or Skype for Business on Windows Mixed Reality headsets.