Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition can be bought by any developer in U.S. and Canada

Microsoft has announced that sales of its $3,000 HoloLens Development Edition hardware are now available, without an application, to all developer and business customers in the U.S. and Canada.

In a blog post, Microsoft's HoloLens leader Alex Kipman stated:

We've fulfilled the orders for our first waves of developers, and today I'm pleased to announce that we're expanding the program, making HoloLens Development Edition available to all developers and business customers in the United States and Canada. Developers looking to join our holographic journey can go to and purchase up to five devices. No application required!

In addition, Microsoft is also launching the Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite. It includes not only the regular Developer Edition, but also a number of extra features specifically for businesses, including better security additions:

  • Kiosk mode. With HoloLens kiosk mode, you can limit which apps to run to enable demo or showcase experiences.
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) for HoloLens. Your IT department can manage multiple HoloLens devices simultaneously using solutions like Microsoft InTune. You will be able to manage settings, select apps to install and set security configurations tailored to your organization's need.
  • Identity. Azure Active Directory & next generation credentials with pin unlock.
  • Windows Update for Business. Controlled operating system updates to devices and support for long term servicing branch.
  • Data security. BitLocker data encryption and secure boot is enabled on HoloLens to provide the same level of security protection as any other Windows device.
  • Work access. Anyone in your organization can remotely connect to the corporate network through a virtual private network on a HoloLens. HoloLens can also access Wi-Fi networks that require credentials.
  • Windows Store for Business. Your IT department can also set up an enterprise private store, containing only your company's apps for your specific HoloLens usage. Securely distribute your enterprise software to selected group of enterprise users.

As we reported already, Microsoft is releasing a version of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to the HoloLens Developer Edition.

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John Callaham