Hello everyone.

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.

Using Surface Pro as AR device?

Hi,
I am starting to learn how to develop apps with AR. I was wondering if it’s possible to use the Surface Pro as a AR device, similarly to what you can do with the iPad Pro, instead of using Hololens.

I have been taking a look at the Windows Mixed Reality Documentation and, although you can use a Hololens Emulator, it seems that’s just for developing purposes as you can’t see the world in the emulator (using the Surface’s camera, for example).

I found that MS presented something like that in 2017 and called it “View Mixed Reality”, but I haven’t found any reference in the developers documentation.

Has anyone developed (or seen) apps that run AR on a Surface (or other Windows based tablet/laptop)?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

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