Things have been a tad quiet on the mixed reality front recently. But Microsoft is ready to put the spark back in, as it has announced that Mixed Reality Dev Days are back in season.
The event will be held on Redmond campus on May 16-17, 2020.
While the event was completely free last year, this time around the company is shaking things up a tad. A new MR Dev Days Tour is on track to be held in Japan and Germany, though the dates of both these gatherings are yet to be announced.
But still, here we have the official announcement:
It's official! Save the date for Mixed Reality Dev Days, May 16 & 17 in Redmond. We are also doing MR Dev Days Tour this year in Japan and Germany, but dates are still TBD as we search for a venue. Look forward to seeing many of you there this year! pic.twitter.com/vlHRAy837q
— Mixed Reality DevRel Team (@MxdRealityDev) February 18, 2020
This means that the Mixed Reality Dev Days will be held during the weekend ahead of BUILD 2020. That developer conference will kick off in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on May 19, and promises some big related to the direction the Windows ecosystem will take in the near future.
Speaking of directions, Microsoft lost a bit of direction with the HoloLens event that it had planned at the Mobile World Congress.
HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman was set to highlight that event, which would have focused on holograms, but the unceremonious cancelation of MWC this year meant that that plans for that press conference evaporated.
But with Mixed Reality Dev Days focused mostly on the development side of headsets like the Microsoft HoloLens 2, there is still plenty of action scheduled on the mixed reality front.
Mark your calendars, folks!