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Microsoft Ignite NZ to serve up opportunity developers 'will not want to miss'

17 Oct 2016

Microsoft’s augmented reality device, HoloLens, is set to feature at the 2016 Microsoft Ignite event in New Zealand.

Matt Bostwick, acting director for Developer Experience at Microsoft New Zealand, says any Kiwi tech developers still wondering if they should attend Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016 will not want to miss this opportunity to learn more about the HoloLens augmented reality device.

“For more than 20 years, the Microsoft Ignite conference - formerly known as TechEd - has been the place where Kiwi IT developers and professionals go to get the latest on the new technology that is building our world,” he says.

“HoloLens is experiencing tremendous excitement and interest from developers and commercial customers and partners around the globe right now, so we are looking forward to meeting the growing demand of interest around HoloLens in New Zealand at this pivotal moment.”

Bostwick explains that attendees can go to an ‘Introduction to HoloLens Development’ session at Ignite NZ, and the device will be on display at the Microsoft stand in the Hub area at SKYCITY.

For those in attendance, Microsoft will also give out a chance to win one of 22 ‘hands-on experience’ demo sessions to be held during the week. All attendees need to do is swipe their Ignite ID pass at the Microsoft stand with the winners announced on the hour.

Microsoft has also announced that it is expanding the availability of Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition and Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite to six new international markets, which includes New Zealand.

The device has been made available for pre-order on the Microsoft New Zealand web store.

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