​Microsoft HoloLens hits NZ

​Microsoft HoloLens hits NZ

World’s first self-contained holographic computer heads to Kiwi shores.

Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer, is now available for preorder in New Zealand, with devices starting to ship in late November.

The news comes while HoloLens is experiencing growing interest from developers and commercial customers and partners around the globe, with New Zealand among six new countries added to the list.

“Since the launch of Microsoft HoloLens, we have seen really passionate developers and world-class companies develop groundbreaking computing experiences - experiences only possible on HoloLens,” Microsoft technical fellow of Windows and Devices Group, Alex Kipman, said.

“When we set out to pioneer the mixed-reality category, we knew that many of the best innovations would be discovered when others got their hands on the technology.

“It has been quite inspiring to see what our partners have built and what individual developers have created. Together, we have only scratched the surface for what mixed reality can do. I can’t wait to see what happens next as we welcome these new countries to our holographic landscape.”

According to Kipman, Microsoft’s mixed-reality movement is just beginning.

“Today, HoloLens customers are developing innovative solutions that are already having a positive impact on their business,” Kipman said.

For Kipman, these customers are the early adopters of the kind of mixed-reality solutions that are poised for exponential growth in the years to come.

Globally speaking, IDC reports that worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market will grow from $US5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $US162 billion in 2020.

Off the back of such growth, Windows 10 will be updated in 2017 to include Windows Holographic, the platform that powers the mixed-reality experiences.

Microsoft announced that Windows Holographic is coming to Windows 10 PCs and head-mounted displays in June, with Kipman branding the development opportunity as “significant” for partners and customers.

“The development opportunity is significant - as all holographic apps are Universal Windows apps, and all Universal Windows apps can be made to run on the Windows Holographic platform,” Kipman added.

“This means the investments that developers of all shapes and sizes make today will take advantage of the growing ecosystem of Windows Holographic devices.”

The release follows the opening of a HoloLens practice by Datacom locally, who now offers customers access to mixed and augmented reality technologies with Microsoft HoloLens across Australia and New Zealand.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags DatacomMicrosoftHoloLens



Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honoured its top performing partners across the channel in Australia and New Zealand, recognising innovation and excellence on both sides of the Tasman. Revealed under the Vivid lights in Sydney, Intalock claimed the coveted Partner of the Year 2017 (Pacific) award, with Data#3 acknowledged for 12 months of strong growth across the market. Meanwhile, Datacom took home the New Zealand honours, with Global Storage and Insentra winning service provider and consulting awards respectively. Dicker Data was recognised as the standout distributor of the year, while Hitachi Data Systems claimed the alliance partner award. Photos by Bob Seary.

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners
Show Comments