Microsoft HoloLens is coming to 29 new markets

Microsoft today at the Future Decoded event announced that the HoloLens will soon be available in 29 new European markets. The HoloLens is currently available in 10 markets.

The software giant will also roll out new software updates for the device. Microsoft will be shipping additional Skype-based holographic remote instruction capability built on Microsoft Teams and Azure Active Directory, allowing companies to work more seamlessly within their existing IT infrastructure.

The headset has been tested as protective eyewear and passes basic impact tests in North America and Europe. It has been tested and found to conform to the basic impact protection requirements of ANSI Z87.1, CSA Z94.3 and EN 166, the most common protective glass certification standards.

HoloLens has also been tested and rated IP50, able to perform as dust protected, a very important scenario for many Firstline Workers.

Microsoft is also announcing a HoloLens hard hat accessory available early next year to provide even more protection.