Planning HoloLens 2 deployment in a commercial environment

Overview

Note

This overview is intended to help IT professionals understand considerations for deploying and managing Microsoft HoloLens 2 devices within an organization. For device end users, see Get your HoloLens 2 ready to use to get started.

HoloLens 2 runs on Windows 10 Holographic which provides organizations with robust, flexible, built-in mobile device and app management technologies. Windows 10 Holographic supports end-to-end device lifecycle management to give companies control over their devices, data, and apps. The HoloLens 2 can easily be incorporated into standard lifecycle practices, from device enrollment, configuration, and application management to maintenance and retirement using a comprehensive mobile device management solution.

The following steps and video can help guide you through the process of HoloLens 2 adoption within your organization.

   
Step 1.
Common Deployment Scenarios: Understand deployment scenarios and explore the core components needed to deploy HoloLens 2 devices.
Step 2.
Prepare: Become familiar with the infrastructure essentials needed for HoloLens 2.
Step 3.
Configure: Learn how to configure your essential components for a cloud-based deployment.
Step 4.
Deploy: Discover how to deploy your devices and distribute your applications securely and efficiently.
Step 5.
Maintain: Find out what's needed to properly maintain the state of your HoloLens 2 devices and ensure compliance with corporate policy.

Prepare

Learn about essential infrastructure services required to support the full set of HoloLens 2 capabilities.

Component Description
Azure AD Provides identity and access management for the HoloLens 2
Mobile Device Management Manages HoloLens 2 devices connected to your tenant
Wi-Fi Network Wi-Fi is available and devices can be connected to the Internet

Configure

Use Intune and Autopilot as low-touch solutions for enrolling and configuring HoloLens 2 to your organization’s Azure AD tenant and MDM.

Component Description
Auto Enrollment After initial login, devices automatically register with Azure AD and enroll into MDM
Application Licenses Can be applied to either users, user groups, or device groups
Azure Users and Groups Helps assign configurations and licenses for the HoloLens 2

Deploy

Distribute your HoloLens 2 devices and validate their configuration.

Component Description
Enrollment Validation Validate the device has Azure AD Joined from Settings or the Azure Portal
Certificate Validation Check settings and validate they have been distributed correctly
Validate app installs Confirm the app is present and working on your HoloLens 2

Maintain

Use Windows Update for Business along with your MDM system or the Microsoft Store to keep your fleet of HoloLens 2 and apps updated.

Component Description
Update HoloLens 2 Configure updates as needed through Windows Updates for Business
Update apps Configure through your MDM system or the Microsoft Store