Devices are shipping now. If you haven’t yet applied, join the dynamic HoloLens community today. Help build the future of holographic computing.
If you’ve already applied
We’ll review your application shortly. If approved, you’ll be invited to purchase the Development Edition. We’ll be sending invitations to purchase in waves as devices become available. Each wave will ship over a period of approximately one month (timing may vary).
We are currently shipping devices in Wave 6. We'll update this as we move to new waves, so check back for the latest.
FAQs about the application and purchase process
I’m a developer who wants to purchase a Microsoft HoloLens. What do I do?
Developers are invited to complete an application to indicate their interest. We are looking for a wide spectrum of developers to create diverse apps and experiences. The Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition is currently shipping in the United States and Canada only. Apply here.
Can I buy a Microsoft HoloLens at the Microsoft Store?
Your local retail Microsoft Store does not have inventory of the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition. Because we are selling to developers who have applied for the device, we are selling direct to those who have been invited to purchase.
What options are available to commercial?
For volume orders, professional service engagements, or more information about enterprise features, contact your Microsoft account representative.
I applied, what happens next?
Thanks for your application! Look for an email from us within 1-2 weeks indicating the status of your application. If your application is approved, a wave number will be provided within this email. You can also check your status online by logging in here. Each wave will ship in approximately one month, and your invitation to order may come at any time in this period. Once you place an order, your device(s) should arrive within about a week.
What wave is being served now?
We are currently shipping devices in Wave 6. Each wave will ship over a period of approximately one month and your invitation to order may come at any time within this window (timing may vary).
How many devices can I buy?
You may buy up to two devices when you receive your invitation.
I bought one device and now I want to purchase a second. Where do I go?
I’m having trouble purchasing my device. Who can help?
The first step is to apply. If you have not yet applied, apply now and fill out the required information. As devices come available, we’ll invite more developers to purchase.
If you have already received an invitation to purchase and need help with the purchase process, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-425-4709 (Choose option 3). The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 9PM EST.
I received an invitation to purchase, but I can’t complete the transaction. What can I do?
There are a few things you can troubleshoot before contacting Microsoft Store for help.
If you still cannot complete your purchase, send an email to email@example.com or call 866-425-4709 (choose option 3).
I haven’t received an invitation to purchase, but my online status shows that I have already received my invitation. Where is my invitation email?
First, check your spam email folder. If you don’t find the email there, and try these steps if your status was approved in the last 10 days. Please note that if you weren’t yet invited to purchase, you will not have access to your private store.
Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition
Micro-USB 2.0 cable
The clicker enables you to select, scroll, hold, and double-click during extended, interactive scenarios.
Windows 10 PC able to run Visual Studio 2015 and Unity 5.4
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