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.
Announcing Spectator View
When wearing a mixed reality headset, we often forget that a person who does not have it on is unable to experience the wonders that we can. Today, we are pleased to share our Spectator View solution with you. Spectator view allows others to see on a 2D screen what a HoloLens user sees in their world. Spectator view is a preferred approach for live demonstrations of your HoloLens experience because you can use a high-quality video camera to produce high-quality images meant for a big screen. Spectator view gives you the flexibility to choose the camera, lens, and framing that best suits how you want to showcase your app. It puts you in control of the video quality based on the video hardware you have available.
Documentation for Spectator View can be found at:
You can clone the repository from:
We trust you will find this useful and welcome your feedback & contributions.