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.
Sociologists looking for devs working on MR in manufacturing, logistics
I'm part of a team of sociologists from the University of Hohenheim (near Stuttgart, Germany), researching the use of wearables in logistics and manufacturing.
We're particularly interested how these wearables change work for operators.
I'm especially intrigued by mixed reality uses, which seem to open up a lot more use cases and require a lot deeper innovation than plain AR "smart glasses".
However, it's been a little hard for me to ascertain the technical capabilities of HoloLens and MR at this stage amidst the hype, and to find actual use cases among all the mock-ups, proofs of concept, etc.
Is there anyone here from Microsoft or the dev community who'd be willing to talk to us?