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.
HoloLens really needs to support multiple accounts, especially for developers
My company loaned me the company HoloLens to take home and teach myself to develop for it. While I had it, I installed an update, the device rebooted, and BOOM! No longer could I use the device, because it needed to be logged into by a personal Microsoft account (the account setup by the first person in the company to set it up, aka the company owner). I ended up having to restore the device to be able to log in, losing all the data stored on it at the time. And now the device is tied to my account.
This is a problem. Few small companies are going to buy HoloLenses for all of their developers, so the devices need to have some correct way of supporting multiple users, even if that way involves logging out one person and logging in another. The only good current solution I can think of is creating a fake Microsoft account with an easy-to-pass-along password, to use as a shared account by the company.