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Windows Holographic experience available for mainstream Windows 10 PCs next year

Written By published August 16, 2016

I’m at the Intel Developer Forum here in San Francisco this week. Intel has been such an incredible partner of Microsoft for so long, it was an honor to be on stage with Brian Krzanich to discuss our work together on mixed reality. I loved hearing about all the ways Intel is innovating in IoT, the cloud and new devices.

Today, we built on our earlier mixed reality announcements at Computex, to announce two things:

  1. Intel and Microsoft are collaborating on a specification for mixed reality ready PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs). Our shared goal is to enable our hardware partners to build a broad range of devices for the mainstream consumer and business markets. We are working with several partners on the spec today, and plan to publicly release v1 of the spec at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen in December.
  2. Next year, we will be releasing an update to Windows 10, which will enable mainstream PCs to run the Windows Holographic shell and associated mixed reality and universal Windows applications. The Windows Holographic shell enables an entirely new experience for multi-tasking in mixed reality, blending 2D and 3D apps at the same time, while supporting a broad range of 6 degrees of freedom devices.

Today, we shared a video of a real Windows 10 holographic experience, running on an inexpensive and tiny Intel NUC at 90 fps!

I look forward to working with all of you on creating incredible new mixed reality experiences together.