We know that HoloLens growth is driven in large part by the community of developers and commercial partners around the world who are using mixed reality to change their business.
Over the last several months, we began shipping HoloLens to more developers and commercial customers around the globe, including those in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Japan. Customers in these regions need partners they can trust to create the future of mixed reality experiences.
Today, I am excited to share that we are welcoming six new Europe-focused partners to the HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner program, expanding from the original 10 agency partners serving the U.S. and Canada that we announced at //build 2016.
- Black Marble (U.K.)
- Fundamental VR (U.K.)
- Holoforge (France)
- Immersion (France)
- REWIND (U.K.)
- Zuhlke (Germany)
As more companies understand the benefits and deploy HoloLens and mixed reality, they are looking for a broad set of choices to help build and deploy mixed reality applications. The good news is there are several ways they can get started. They can build applications themselves (using tools like our SDK), they can work with Microsoft directly (by being part of our Enterprise Acceleration Program), they can use off-the-shelf solutions like SketchUp Viewer and Skype for HoloLens, or they can work with HoloLens Agency Readiness Partners.
The HoloLens Agency Readiness Partners have all gone through extensive, hands-on training with our team. As part of their commitment, they have delivered real customer solutions for companies around the globe, like Paccar, Red Bull Air Race, CDM Smith, UK Police Forces and Alstom.*
Working with one of our hand-selected HoloLens Agency Readiness Partners is one of the quickest ways to get started with creating mixed reality applications that can transform working with 3D data, bringing new products and information to life, and creating new opportunities for business growth.
The HoloLens eco-system is thriving and enabling more customers than ever to create HoloLens solutions. I am excited to share the future of mixed reality innovation.
*Editor’s note: A previous version of this list included Lowe’s and has been updated for accuracy, as the application was developed in partnership with Lowe’s and Microsoft and is now maintained by a member of the Microsoft HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner program.
Updated March 13, 2017 11:57 am