Windows 10 supports the broadest device family ever – from PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s to phones to Xbox and the Internet of Things.
And on 21st Jan 2015, Microsoft brought in two new devices to the Windows 10 family: Microsoft Surface Hub and Microsoft HoloLens.
Holographic Future with Microsoft HoloLens
It was a special moment when Microsoft shared that Windows 10 is the world's first holographic computing platform – complete with a set of APIs that enable developers to create holographic experiences in the real world. With Windows 10, holograms are Windows universal apps and Windows universal apps can work as holograms, making it possible to place three-dimensional holograms in the world around users to communicate, create and explore in a manner that is far more personal and human.
Microsoft HoloLens is the world's first untethered holographic computer – no wires, phones or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows users to view holograms in high definition and hear them in surround sound, even if they are behind the users. And with advanced sensors, Microsoft HoloLens can see what users are looking at and understand what users are communicating with their hands and voice. By putting the user at the center of the Windows 10 computing experience, Microsoft HoloLens allows the user to create, access information, enjoy entertainment, and communicate in new and exciting ways.
Microsoft Surface Hub Unlocks the Power of Group Computing
From no screen to 84", with Microsoft Surface Hub Microsoft introduced a new large screen device designed for the way teams in the workplace naturally interact and come together. Custom versions of Skype for Business and OneNote are integrated into the Windows 10 shell to take full advantage of the built in cameras, sensors and mics, as well as the new screen that was built from the ground up for ink and touch. The Surface Hub features state of the art digital white boarding, instant remote conferencing, the ability for multiple people to share and edit content on the screen from any device, and a trusted platform for large-screen apps. Available in two sizes – 55" and 84" – the Surface Hub removes the current limitations of traditional conference room scenarios to empower teams to create their best work together.