Add a new dimension to your apps with mixed reality

Whether you are building experiences for HoloLens, VR, PC or mobile, find continually updated documentation, open source tools, sample applications, and resources to support the design, development, and distribution of your mixed reality applications.

Build your way

Wherever your mixed reality projects will be deployed—head-mounted displays to web or mobile games—Microsoft can help get you there, no matter the device, language, or environment.

How you’re working

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Where you’re working

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Development tools

Toolkits and code samples to augment your development projects.

  • Code-first MR development

    Create cross-platform mixed reality experiences with C#, OpenXR, and an open-source library that addresses the most common and challenging aspects of MR development.

  • Low-code, high productivity

    Build low code apps with prebuilt components that enable mixed reality experiences.

    Mixed Reality in Power Apps

Mixed reality cloud services

Enhance mixed reality development with cloud compute power, anchoring, and rendering services for spatial prototyping, design, and multi-user collaboration.

  • Work at real-world scale

    Reduce development hassles with services that make mapping, sharing, and persistent 3D content a snap.

    Azure Spatial Anchors
  • Keep 3D content in place

    Automatically align and anchor 3D content to objects in the physical world without markers or manual adjustments.

    Azure Object Anchors
  • Offload compute to the cloud

    Render even the most complex models in the cloud and stream them in real time to interact and collaborate with 3D content in amazing detail.

    Azure Remote Rendering
  • Create collaborative mixed reality experiences

    Enable presence and shared experiences from anywhere—on any device—through mixed reality applications.

    Microsoft Mesh (coming soon)
  • The making of the Ford GT40 experience

    Find out how Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) for Unreal helped create a HoloLens 2 experience of the Ford GT40, the legendary race car that beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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  • The making of Kippy’s Escape

    Use the Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) and sample code to explore how to create a fun and challenging game that demonstrates the Unreal Engine’s powerful HoloLens 2 support, as well as the HoloLens 2’s capabilities.

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  • The making of Designing Holograms

    Take a deep dive into mixed reality behaviors, tips, and recommendations to help you create engaging 3D designs and HoloLens apps of your own.

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  • More natural interactions in the HoloLens Playground

    From catching a virtual hummingbird to playing a virtual piano, the HoloLens Playground enables you to build more natural interactions into your holograms.

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  • The easy way to explore MRTK: Surfaces

    Get accustomed to the Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK)'s input system and building for HoloLens 2.

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  • Make virtual connections with the Microsoft Mesh App

    Interact as if you’re face-to-face even when you’re not. The Microsoft Mesh App delivers 3D content that makes collaboration natural.

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Find inspiration in our samples and featured apps.

Connect with mixed reality community

Enhance mixed reality development with cloud compute power, anchoring, and rendering services for spatial prototyping, design, and multi-user collaboration.

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Forums and resources

Watch and learn
Mixed Reality Video Playlist

Get hands-on
Modular learning in Microsoft Learn

Join our forum
Microsoft Tech community

Slack with us
HoloDevelopers Slack Channel

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Stay up-to-date
Join the MR Dev Program

Grow your business
Become a Mixed Reality Partner

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Don’t miss a thing
Mixed Reality Events

Connect with peers
Mixed Reality Meetups

Hardware that brings the “wow!”

Immerse users in the most interactive, intelligent, and high-fidelity experiences.

  • HP Reverb G2

    Setting the new standard for VR devices – built on Windows Mixed Reality.

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  • Azure Kinect Developer Kit

    Capture 3D imagery and pair advanced sensor data with AI-driven insights.

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More resources

  • Share applications your way

    Whether you’re deploying commercial HoloLens solutions, selling VR games on Steam, or sharing apps locally with fans – we support your choices.

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  • Join the Mixed Reality Developer Program

    Don’t miss out on the latest mixed reality developer tools, events, and early-access offers.

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