We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.
The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.
The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.
On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.
So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update (RS4) rolling out via Windows Update starting June 26
The next OS for HoloLens is available for download and we need your help. In the coming weeks we will deploy this update to all users, and would appreciate you downloading it now in order to help us validate deployment. Please install the update on a few of your devices and validate your scenarios prior to the update being rolled out to all your users and devices. The update will automatically be delivered as a mandatory Windows Update starting on June 26.
This update will provide a number of great benefits like improved Unified Endpoint Management (MDM) for IT administrators, research mode for developers, and easy file transfer. For a detailed description of the new capabilities, please see our Windows 10 April 2018 Update page.
Here’s how to do a manual install now:
Note: Manually installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update will delete your personal files and settings.
1. On your PC, install the latest version of the Windows Device Recovery Tool (WDRT).
2. Open WDRT, and plug in your HoloLens to your PC using the micro-USB cable it came with. Select Microsoft HoloLens when it appears on the screen.
3. On the next screen, select Install software, and follow the instructions to complete the installation.