There were not a lot of AR or VR announcements that happened during the main keynotes of Microsoft Build 2020, but there were a number of announcements that I was covering as comprehensively as I could in real-time in this Twitter thread. But Azure Spatial Anchors went into to general availability, Azure Remote Rendering is entering in a public preview, and Azure Digital Twins IoT expanding their offerings. There was some major software updates to HoloLens 2, and the number of regions where it’s available expanded from 10 to 25, and today they’re announcing that the HoloLens 2 was going to be generally available online and at Microsoft stores starting later this summer.
I had a chance to talk with Microsoft Director Greg Sullivan about all of their AR annoucements from Build as well as some updates on other mixed reality and virtual reality products including Azure Kinect camera, WebXR, their collaboration with HP and Valve on the HP Reverb G2, Minecraft Earth, MRTK, AltSpaceVR, and their Mixed Reality Dev Days which is happening later this week.
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