Microsoft has quietly announced that the Windows 10 May 2019 Update would be the last feature update for its original HoloLens headset, three years after the mixed reality device became available for developers and enterprise customers. The software giant explained that the first gen HoloLens has just entered “Long Term Servicing (LTS) State" in the release notes for the May 2019 Update for the headset (via Windows Central), meaning that future updates would bring quality and security fixes but no new features.
HoloLens (1st gen) is entering Long Term Servicing (LTS) state. Future updates will focus on issue and security fixes, while maintaining feature parity with the Windows 10 October 2018 release for HoloLens (also known as RS5).
The May 2019 Update for HoloLens introduced the the ability to launch legacy Win32 apps within the Windows Mixed Reality environment. Microsoft is still working to fix compatibility issues with some Win32 apps, but this new capability should be quite a big deal for early adopters.
Microsoft unveiled its HoloLens 2 headset at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and the company is continuing to focus on workers while the technology isn’t mature enough for consumers. HoloLens 2 is still available for pre-order at $3,500 per device, but companies can also opt for the HoloLens 2 with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist bundle starting at $125 per user, per month.