Microsoft Holographic version 21H1 comes with color-blind mode for HoloLens 2

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  • HoloLens 2 owners should prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the new features brought by Windows Holographic version 21H1.
  • An updated inbox Microsoft Edge browser version, along with some improvements to Moving Platform Mode are only some of the new additions.
  • And, the biggest tweak of them all, a brand new color-blind mode has also been added to HoloLens 2 for improved user accessibility.
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Are you a fan of virtual reality and everything that comes with it? Great, that means that what we’re about to tell you is really going to be of interest.

The Redmond tech company has just released the latest version of Windows Holographic for the HoloLens 2, thus bringing the software to version 22H1.

The important part is that this recent rollout brings some pretty big improvements for IT admins, end-users, and developers.

And, just as the title suggests, one of the most notable improvements is the new color-blind mode feature, making HoloLens 2 a lot more accessible for users with vision impairments.

Excited? Let’s see what Microsoft prepared for its virtual reality customers and, who knows, maybe you too will be tempted to get one for yourself:

  • Improvements to Moving Platform Mode when detecting the down direction.
  • Fixed an issue around update dialogs.
  • Updated inbox Microsoft Edge browser version.
  • Fixed an issue where toggling optional diagnostic data didn’t persist the chosen setting in telemetry settings page after a reboot.
  • Fixed an issue where MDM enrollment was stuck when applied with runtime provisioning for local accounts.
  • Fixed an issue where kiosk mode wasn’t falling back to global kiosk (if configured) on encountering failures for AAD group-based kiosk configuration.
  • Fixed an issue where graphics memory is leaked during some camera usage scenarios.
  • Updated HoloLens inbox Microsoft Edge browser version to 98.0.1108.43.

Updated inbox Microsoft Edge browser version also added

Even though color-blind filters have been touted by Microsoft and expected by fans for quite a while on Windows for PCs, they have been finally added to the HoloLens 2.

Needless to say, all of the above-mentioned filters are exactly the same as the ones you would get on your Windows 11 OS.

So, we have grayscale, which can be either regular or inverted, tritanopia, protanopia, and deuteranopia filters in HoloLens 2.

This recent option update will surely accommodate a wider range of users and provide a much more satisfying experience.

Improvements have also been made for the Moving Platform Mode, which now allows you to use the headset while on a moving platform such as a ship.

Why, you ask? Well, mostly because these tweaks make it easier to set a down direction that’s different from gravity.

Furthermore, you can toggle Moving Platform Mode a lot more easily in the Settings app or through MDM policies, provided you’re an IT admin.

YOu thought we were done? No, actually, as we still need to mention that applications can use the Moving Platform Mode SDK to configure this mode as well.

It is now possible to create custom rules for how the Start menu is opened on Windows Holographic, preventing it from opening by accident.

HoloLens 2 supports a new Power and Thermal SDK if you are a developer, allowing apps to take specific actions when the device detects an increase in temperature that could damage it.

Last, but not least, a new policy has also been added for IT admins, making it possible for a Single App Kiosk app to launch a specific set of other apps.

What is your take on the recent tweaks brought by Microsoft Holographic version 21H1? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.