The uses of mixed reality are nearly endless. With a large amount of interest being drummed up by businesses, Microsoft has found more and more commercial uses for the HoloLens. Just today, Microsoft released an update to the Mail and Calendar app for Windows 10, adding HoloLens support.
Ideally, users will be able to ‘place’ the calendar and email updates on their wall through mixed reality, enabling them to stay up to date on the happenings and itineraries. The application can be customized with a holographic accent and resized vertically to show off even more information.
Thanks to the Universal Windows Platform, developers are already able to play with these applications through Windows 10. Microsoft is encouraging any interested parties to download the Outlook Mail and Calendar app on their HoloLens, then to provide feedback on the developer forums for future advancement.
The Outlook Team has provided a short FAQ for developers to get started:
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I get Outlook Mail and Calendar apps on HoloLens?
A. Open the Windows Store on HoloLens, and search for Outlook Mail and Calendar. Click “Free” to follow the steps for installation.
Q. How do I get a HoloLens?
A. You can order a HoloLens Development Edition from the HoloLens product website.
Q. Where can I get more information or give feedback?
Around every corner, the HoloLens impresses us even more with new updates and capabilities. Just yesterday, our own Sean Ong from WinBeta had the opportunity to show off the most recent update from first person perspective: setting up three different apps in HoloLens to run at the same time. Check out the video exclusively on WinBeta!Further reading: HoloLens, Microsoft, Outlook Calendar, Outlook Mail, Universal Windows Platform