Virtual Holograms

As opposed to real holograms?

Anyway, semantic issues aside, this is something that I am really excited about.  About two weeks ago we announced the availability of the Hololens Emulator.  This allows you to begin developing holographic applications today – even if you do not have access to a Hololens device.  When you get it up and running it looks like this:


Personally – I have been eagerly waiting for this to release for two reasons.  The first is that after playing with a Hololens a little while ago – I have been really wanting to do some development for it myself.  It really is an amazing device.  The second reason is because this is built on top of Hyper-V.

Let me show you:


What you can see here is the Hololens Emulator virtual machine that is running in Hyper-V behind the scenes. If you dig in and look at this virtual machine – you will see that we are utilizing RemoteFX to enable the use of virtual holograms inside the virtual machine:


It is great to see the technology coming together like this.  It is also cool that I have virtual machines running Windows 10, Windows Phone and Hololens all on my laptop – ready whenever I need them.