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.

Anyone know the critera for the free motion controllers from Microsoft?

I preordered an HP Developer MR headset from the Microsoft store and have seen several people get the motion controllers sent to them for free in December, do we need to do anything to get these?


  • @GCustom Microsoft gifted MR controllers in December to early purchasers/adopters of the headsets who bought prior to the consumer product release. At the time, these people bought the headsets, controllers were not available as yet.

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  • I had pre-ordered ordered 3 or 4 sets of the developer edition MR headsets back in July of 2017. I received 2 sets of motion controllers back in December 2017, but wondering if I can get additional sets to match the number of headsets I had pre-ordered.

    Who can I contact for this? I am on the phone with the Microsoft Store, and they're totally useless because the guy I'm talking to doesn't seem to understand that I bought the developer edition, and it did not come with motion controllers.

    Is there anyone that has a contact for this? I have the Microsoft Store order numbers, and other relevant information.


  • @Smalldog I do not think they gifted the MR controllers based on the number of headsets you bought, they looked at who were early adopters and provided a set... (you got two?) so that we continue to have the interest to pursue the continued development of the technology. You can purchase individual sets from DELL, check their online store.

    Legacy MCSE SCO ACE CompTIA A+ Network+ Professional.
    Former Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Authorized UNIX & LINUX Trainer, Accountant.

  • Hello - we provided controllers to those who had purchased the headset early on indeed when controllers were not yet available. Please send us a note to [email protected] so that we can look into it. Thanks!

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