- HoloLens 2 customers should prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the new features brought by Windows Holographic version 21H1.
- A new version of Microsoft Edge for inbox, as well as improvements to Moving Platform Mode are just a few of the new features.
- In addition, HoloLens 2 is now equipped with a brand new color-blind mode for improved accessibility.
Do you love virtual reality and everything that goes with it? Great, that means that what we’re about to tell you is really going to be of interest.
The Redmond tech company has just released the latest version of Windows Holographic for the HoloLens 2, thus bringing the software to version 22H1.
This recent rollout brings some pretty important improvements for IT administrators, end users, and developers.
As you can see from the title, one of the most notable improvements is the new color-blind mode, making HoloLens 2 more accessible to users with vision impairments.
Excited? Let’s see what Microsoft prepared for its virtual reality customers and, who knows, maybe you too will be tempted to get one for yourself:
- Improvements to Moving Platform Mode when detecting the down direction.
- Fixed an issue around update dialogs.
- Updated inbox Microsoft Edge browser version.
- Fixed an issue where toggling optional diagnostic data didn’t persist the chosen setting in telemetry settings page after a reboot.
- Fixed an issue where MDM enrollment was stuck when applied with runtime provisioning for local accounts.
- Fixed an issue where kiosk mode wasn’t falling back to global kiosk (if configured) on encountering failures for AAD group-based kiosk configuration.
- Fixed an issue where graphics memory is leaked during some camera usage scenarios.
- Updated HoloLens inbox Microsoft Edge browser version to 98.0.1108.43.
Updated inbox Microsoft Edge browser version also added
Color-blind filters have been hinted at by Microsoft and anticipated by fans for quite some time on Windows for PCs, and they have now been added to the HoloLens 2.
All the above-mentioned filters are exactly the same as those you’d get on your Windows 11 OS.
HoloLens 2 has grayscale, which can be either regular or inverted, tritanopia, protanopia, and deuteranopia filters.
The recent option update will certainly accommodate a much wider range of users and provide a more satisfying experience.
Additionally, improvements have been made to the Moving Platform Mode, which allows you to use the headset while on a moving platform such as a ship.
How so? Well, mostly because these tweaks make it easier to set a down direction that’s not gravity.
You can also toggle Moving Platform Mode a lot easier in the Settings app or through MDM policies if you’re an IT administrator.
Did you think we were done? In fact, we still need to mention that applications can use the Moving Platform Mode SDK to configure this mode as well.
Windows Holographic now has the ability to create custom rules for how the Start menu opens, preventing it from opening accidentally.
HoloLens 2 supports a new Power and Thermal SDK for developers, allowing apps to take specific actions when the device detects an increase in temperature that could damage it.
Last but not least, a new policy has also been added for IT admins, enabling a Single App Kiosk app to launch a specified set of other apps.
What do you think of the recent changes to Microsoft Holographic version 21H1? Let us know in the comments section below.