Usage

Why do I need a Microsoft Account (MSA) and where do I get one?

An MSA is required to complete your purchase. If you don’t have already have one, you can create one here.

I bought one device and now I want to purchase more. Where do I go?

You may purchase up to five devices on a single MSA. Return to Microsoft Store to order the remainder of your allowed devices up to five. Access the US Microsoft Store here or our Canadian store here.

I’m a developer who wants to purchase a Microsoft HoloLens. What do I do?

Developers in the United States and Canada can now order up to five devices per Microsoft Account (MSA) directly from our online Microsoft Store. Access the US Microsoft Store here or our Canadian store here.

How do I learn more about designing and developing apps for Microsoft HoloLens?

Developing holographic apps is as simple as building for the Universal Windows Platform. All holographic apps are Universal Windows apps, and all Universal Windows apps can be made to run on Microsoft HoloLens. With Windows 10 and familiarity with middleware tools like Unity, you can start getting ready to build holographic experiences today. In addition, we have released documentation and forums specific to HoloLens. Keep checking back as more is available all the time.

Can I wear Microsoft HoloLens over my glasses and headgear?

Microsoft HoloLens will adjust to fit a wide range of adult head sizes and shapes, while also fitting comfortably over the majority of eyeglass frames. However, it is not designed to work with hats and headgear, which may need to be removed for optimal use.

How can I interact with holograms using Microsoft HoloLens?

The holograms you’ll see with Microsoft HoloLens can appear life-like, and can move, be shaped, and change according to interaction with you or the physical environment in which they are visible. Use gestures to create, shape, and size holograms. Use your gaze to navigate and explore. Use your voice to communicate with your apps. Microsoft HoloLens understands your movements, gaze, and voice, enabling you to interact with content and information naturally. Using holograms, you can place your digital content, such as apps, information, and even multi-dimensional videos, in the physical space around you, so you can interact with it.