Monday, 21 May, 2018

Microsoft Goes Back to the Drawing Board with the Surface Hub 2

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display Microsoft Unveils Gorgeous New Surface Hub 2
Doris Mccormick | 15 May, 2018, 20:14

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.

"With Hub, people love the beautiful hardware but they loved the interaction and the value they got from getting out of their chairs", Day said.

Microsoft has announced a "more affordable" Surface Hub 2 will offer a 4K+ 50.5-in multitouch display. Per the blog post Microsoft posted today, it can tile up to four screens in portrait or landscape, rotate them or roll them around on the custom Steelcase stands. That might seem like a gimmick at first glance, but it makes sense given Microsoft's bigger vision. Surface Hub is an interactive whiteboard aimed at productivity.

Sadly, pricing and availability information still isn't being released.

And as you can see from the video, it can easily be rotated between horizontal and vertical orientations, and the 4K cameras rotate with the device as well. You can check out the official video of the Surface Hub 2 below. "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".

Check out the New Surface Hub at work.

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Surface Hub 2 will start heading out to customers later this year but only in a small pilot group.

Microsoft debuted the first-generation Surface Hub in January, 2015, at the remarkable event that also introduced the world to the HoloLens. The company says to get the most out of this new hardware, using Microsoft 365 will provide the best experience but know that you don't need to be paying for every Microsoft service to find value in this new product.

Microsoft also promises that Surface Hub 2 will support multi-user sign in, so multiple people can authenticate in the same workspace and simultaneously share their documents. It's also not clear what sort of smarts Microsoft will be able to add to the Hub 2, when it's a feature update or two behind-remember, the original didn't even ship with Cortana enabled.

Microsoft is trying to push the needle when it comes to computers. Despite the rumours and speculations, Microsoft remains totally committed to the Surface Hub product line. We've sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets.

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