Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 VR headset has been a game-changer in the world of mixed reality, allowing users to interact with virtual objects in their real-world environment.

The headset is about to get even better, as Microsoft has announced that it will be receiving an update with the latest operating system, Windows 11. This update promises to bring a host of new features and improvements, including enhanced gesture recognition, improved hand tracking, and a more intuitive user interface.

With these updates, the HoloLens 2 is set to become an even more powerful tool for businesses and individuals looking to explore the possibilities of mixed reality.

Read on to learn more!

Windows 11 Coming Soon for Microsoft's HoloLens 2

What to Expect

According to recent reports, Microsoft has announced that the HoloLens 2 VR headset will receive a free update with Windows 11 in the first half of 2023.

The company is said to be focusing on enhancing the mixed-reality device’s immersive and security capabilities, particularly in the industrial sector. The update is expected to provide significant benefits for industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and automotive that run on the HoloLens 2 platform.

Robin Seiler, COO and corporate vice president of Windows and devices at Microsoft, highlighted the device’s success in industrial settings and stated that the update would offer continuous platform support. This means that organizations will receive monthly security servicing updates to safeguard sensitive data and improve application performance.

With these updates, the HoloLens 2 is expected to become an even more powerful tool for frontline workers in various industrial settings, such as factories, service locations, and supply chain warehouses. Information and data sharing in the office or in a remote work team will be far more secure too.

Windows 11 Coming Soon for Microsoft's HoloLens 2

Developer Tools

In addition to upgrading the HoloLens 2 with Windows 11, Microsoft is also bringing new developer tools to the mixed-reality headset. These tools include Edge WebView2 control, which allows developers to embed web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into applications for the platform. This upgrade is set to provide new possibilities for the development of mixed-reality applications and could significantly enhance the overall experience of using the HoloLens 2.

Seiler emphasized the importance of these upgrades for industrial customers in particular. The HoloLens 2 has already proven to be a valuable tool for frontline workers in various industrial settings, from manufacturing to healthcare and automotive. By upgrading to Windows 11 and providing new developer tools, Microsoft is ensuring that the HoloLens 2 remains a secure and effective tool for these industries and more.

Furthermore, Seiler stated that the upgrade would provide the most secure mixed-reality environments for industrial customers. This is an essential consideration given the sensitivity of data in these industries, and the HoloLens 2 must be able to protect this data adequately. With these new upgrades, Microsoft is demonstrating its commitment to providing the most secure mixed-reality environment possible for industrial customers, ensuring the continued success and effectiveness of the HoloLens 2 in these settings.

Windows 11 Coming Soon for Microsoft's HoloLens 2


The HoloLens project has had a tumultuous year, with leadership changes, reports of adverse reactions to a military version, and layoffs.

However, Microsoft is continuing to support the project, with an upgrade to the HoloLens 2 that will bring Windows 11 to the device and Edge WebView2 control for embedding web technologies into applications.

As many of our previous HoloLens 2 blogs suggest, there are still a few years ahead that will require more research and development before massive changes start to be seen. Progress toward the HoloLens 3 has been halted, but as more advancements come out for the HoloLens 2, it still keeps us excited for future technologies.

If you are interested in the HoloLens 2 or any other AV service, contact one of the representatives at Ultimate Technologies Group today!

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