Microsoft has been a bit quiet on the HoloLens front since its surprise announcement back in January. The future of holographic computing and Windows 10 is expected to get more attention later in April when Build kicks off in California.
In case you were worried though that Microsoft was not 'all in' on HoloLens, you do not have to look much further than their jobs listing for the project. Going through the listings, and we can see dozens and dozens of job requests for the now-open project for future computing. From engineers (software, electrical) to system architects, producers, and technical artists, Microsoft is hiring as many holographic experts as they can.
From the job description page:
"Are you passionate about trailblazing new experiences and empowering people across the globe? Do you want to be one of the first pioneers to usher in the next evolution in computing on Microsoft's new holographic platform? We're looking for seasoned veterans to join our team and drive game-changing software in entertainment, productivity, and tools for consumer, enterprise, and commercial experiences."
This sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Although we lack the skills to apply, there may be some in our audience who would like to throw in their hat at a chance to work for Microsoft on such an ambitious project.
Microsoft's HoloLens is expected to go on sale later this year, likely near the holidays. Pricing, marketing and the focus of their campaign are still all unknown at this time. During Build, Microsoft will likely release developer tools and give greater access to HoloLens, and we will be there to cover it.