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. Despite the rumours and speculations, Microsoft remains totally committed to the Surface Hub product line. With the introduction of Surface Hub 2, Microsoft is also partnering with Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts.
Microsoft has today unveiled the second-gen upgrade to its Surface Hub.
This week, Microsoft has begun more openly talking about the new hardware and we finally have our first look at the new device. Microsoft also made sure to cut on bezels so Surface Hub 2 has a better screen-to-body ratio.
But the interesting thing with the Surface Hub 2 is that multiple displays can be connected together to make a single wall of slick screens, thanks to a removable webcam.
Microsoft has announced the Surface Hub 2, a brand new interactive whiteboard aimed at helping professionals to work creatively and collaboratively. So it'll look and act like one massive Surface tablet. There's also something called "Dynamic Rotation" which will automatically adjust the content whenever you rotate the display.
Surface Hub 2 offers multi-user sign in to authenticate multiple people in the same Surface Hub 2 workspace, allowing them to simultaneously access documents and ideas and merge them. Microsoft says it has sold over 5000 of the original Surface Hub across 24 markets and believes the more affordable Surface Hub 2 will be an even bigger success. "Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team's efficiency and how they collaborate", said Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, Panos Panay, "breaking down barriers and creating real business value".
Although Microsoft did not reveal much about the specs, the thing that Microsoft shared in the blog post compels us to think that the company is taking computing to a level higher. Interested businesses and customers can find out more about the device here.