Microsoft officially announces Surface Hub 2 for Businesses

Surface Hub 2

Coming in at 50.5-inch with a 4K+ display, the new Surface Hub 2 boasts a attractive design with tiny bezels that offer an immersive collaboration experience.

Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard and Office 365 have all been optimised to run on the interactive whiteboard, and the new Surface Hub 2 also comes with 4K cameras that rotate with the device, along with integrated speakers and far-field microphones.

Microsoft's also introducing a new "tiling" experience with the Surface Hub 2.

A second-generation Surface Hub has been rumored for quite some time, and Microsoft has delivered today with the introduction of the aptly named Surface Hub 2. More will be coming soon, and you can check out more on Surface Hub 2 by checking here. "The new Surface Hub 2 is sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style", the company said in a blog post.

"Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams - to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location".

The giant screen can now rotate into portrait or landscape mode easily and can be scaled through tiling up to four screens together for larger spaces. Microsoft's bringing Windows Timeline to the Surface Hub 2 software as well, so users will be able to easily access their files and apps from other devices instantly right from the home screen on the Surface Hub 2. Multiple (up to four) Surface Hubs can also be tiled together in portrait mode for "undeniable visual effect" and enabling teams to get work done across Microsoft Whiteboard, PowerBI, PowerPoint, and a full view video call.

Microsoft suggests they've brought the original Surface Hub to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets.

Microsoft isn't sharing pricing and exact availability details for the new Surface Hub 2 just yet. The device, Microsoft said, is emblematic of the modern workplace, where people are more mobile and spread out and companies need better ways to communicate and collaborate. Microsoft has announced that it'll begin testing the device this year with select commercial customers, but that it will not be available for purchase until 2019.



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