Users of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 and original HoloLens are getting some interesting new features this week. Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Holographic version 20H2 to the augmented reality headsets.
This update is essentially the HoloLens 2 version of Windows 10 version 20H2, which has been available since last week. Of course, the Holographic version comes with some specific additions for AR devices.
Among the changes are a new certificate manager, a better Kiosk Mode, and perhaps most importantly, auto eye positioning. Looking at that latter feature more closely, it will allow HoloLens 2 to track and compute eye positions. This is possible now without using Eye Tracking Calibration.
- “Provisioning packages on USB drives now automatically prompt the provisioning page in OOBE.
- Provisioning packages are automatically are now applied during OOBE from the provisioning page.
- You can now use autopilot from device Wi-Fi without need for ethernet adapter
- Kiosk mode failure now has restrictive fallback.
- A new policy allows users to uses group membership cache to use Kiosk mode offline for set number of days.
- MRC recordings are no longer capped to 5 minutes
- You can now use research mode in HoloLens 2
- Newly enabled policies allowi control of updates
- Newly supported policies allow for power timeout settings
- You can now set an application to launch automatically when signing into a multiple-app kiosk mode.”
If you want to find out more about this update, check out the information here.
This latest Windows Holographic update comes at a handy time as Microsoft has recently released the HoloLens 2 Development Edition for the first time. For now, the device is only available to US customers. Microsoft says that will change shortly when other regions are included by the end of the year.
Those regions are Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, UK, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.