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Microsoft today in a blog post has confirmed that they are dropping the name ” Windows Holographic” in favour of new name “Windows Mixed Reality”. The company says this name change is based on the company’s Broader vision of the platform.

“Microsoft renamed “Windows Holographic” to “Windows Mixed Reality” to be more encompassing of the company’s broader vision for the platform. We’re unifying the mixed reality ecosystem around a platform that enables shared experiences and interoperability between headsets. By opening up the Windows Mixed Reality platform to the industry at large, we anticipate the growth of holographic apps will make for stronger experiences and better devices for everyone.”

The change of Name from Windows Holographic to Windows Mixed Reality could be that the company would not want to emphasise more on the similarities between Windows Mixed Reality Platform and HoloLens Headset.