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.

Should it be possible to load store apps in the emulator (Skype)?

I'm trying to test a scenario with the Skype client on HoloLens, and since I don't have a device yet, I thought I'd try with the emulator. I was able to load it up and use the device portal to launch the store though, but when I sign in and try to download Skype, it fails. Just wondering if this is expected, or if I should be able to use the app. Alternatively, if it's not possible to load via the store, is there a way to get the appx for the UWP skype app that I can sideload onto the emulator? I'm trying to validate a Skype interop scenario with the extra features that the hololens version provides (spatial markup, POV video), and see if I can get it working between Skype and SFB.

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