Microsoft reveals Surface Hub 2, its all-new interactive whiteboard

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display

In order to maximise mobility - something that's more important than ever with this new tiling feature in mind - Microsoft teamed up with workplace expert Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts. In fact, companies that promote collaborative working are five times as likely to be high-performing. Soon some cheaper options have arrived on the market, like Google Jamboard and Samsung Flip. The company today unveiled the new generation of its interactive whiteboard, available next year. Panay says the device is sleeker, more agile and critically, more affordable than its predecessor (although Microsoft hasn't yet revealed pricing).

The Surface Hub 2 allows the user to rotate the screen between portrait and landscape modes, with a nifty mechanism on the rear facilitating this. The one on the Surface Hub 2 takes some cues from those on Surface Studio and Surface Book, said Seiler, but is still unique, as it is designed for "dynamic rotation".


MICROSOFT RECKONS IT'S GOT future office tech nailed down with the Surface Hub 2, a digital flip chart meets easel that looks like just the device for so-called "creatives" to show off their work. It's this demographic that Microsoft is targeting with its latest product, the Surface Hub 2.

Under the hood, the Surface Hub 2 runs Microsoft 365, an enterprise software suite consisting of Windows 10, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Security, Microsoft Teams (Microsoft's Slack-like group chat app), and Microsoft Whiteboard. There have been rumors that the Surface Hub 2 will be one of the first Microsoft devices to have the Windows 10 Core OS at its center, along with a new type of composable shell, but Seiler wouldn't comment on that. Using multi-user sign in, multiple people can authenticate in the same Surface Hub 2 workspace, allowing them to simultaneously access their documents and ideas, merging them with the ideas of their teammates - and making collaboration as natural as meeting at a whiteboard. You'll need to plug a webcam above the display to start video conferences. Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team's efficiency and how they collaborate - breaking down barriers and creating real business value We believe our customers will love Surface Hub 2 even more. I am not exactly sure what Microsoft considers to be a competitive device.

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