AI Application Development

AIW01 An Introduction to HoloLens & Mixed Reality for the Enterprise


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Nick Landry

Senior Software Engineer


Developing Mixed Reality (MR) experiences for HoloLens & Windows Mixed Reality headsets sounds fun in theory, but how does this translate to the real-world? This session is designed to assist teams who are exploring their first MR projects by drawing from lessons learned in the field when working on customer projects for HoloLens & MR. We’ll discuss the MR opportunity for .NET developers, what role they can play in MR development, and what an ideal MR development team looks like in comparison to a typical enterprise dev team. We’ll also look at how MR solutions can be integrated with cloud services and other systems to create real enterprise solutions. Lastly, we’ll explore how you can execute your first MR projects as hackfests for fast results, and we’ll talk about design considerations, development tips & tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid. Applications in Mixed Reality span a wide range of industries, from construction, architecture and manufacturing, to healthcare, pharma, education and more. Regardless of what projects you work on today, come learn how Mixed Reality can open a new chapter for your company and your career.

You will learn:

  • About the high-level principles of Mixed Reality, how the HoloLens & immersive headsets work, and how .NET developers can bring their skills to Mixed Reality
  • About identifying the differences between typical enterprise projects and MR projects, and what the composition of a Mixed Reality development team looks like
  • How to get started with Mixed Reality, tips & tricks, pitfalls to avoid and more