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.

Battery Replacement and Charging

Hello, I am curious if someone from Microsoft or if anyone here has any information on charging of the Hololens and batteries. I ask because the Hololens seems to be initially targeted towards enterprise and industrial uses. In a scenario like this, especially with a 2-3 hour battery life (as quoted via the documentation), the battery handling is quite important. I suppose, if no information is out there, my and others needs would probably be that:

  • The battery is easily swap-able, ideally without losing the current session.
  • There needs to be a separate battery charging accessory (ideally bulk charging) for the batteries by themselves. This way, the users out in the field (so to speak) can carry precharged batteries with them and swap out as needed.

To me this doesn't seem to out of the question to ask. Even if there is no documentation on this, I am simply posting here to hopefully give Microsoft feedback as to my (and I'd assume) other's possible requirements.


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