Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up for teams

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up for teams

Although none of them look as slick and snazzy as Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2. Microsoft says that there are 5,000 companies using Surface Hubs, including half of Fortune 100 companies. It will allow businesses to get more mileage out of their Surface Hub 2 for sure.

While the device does only come in one size, multiple Hubs can be paired together to create a larger canvas for collaboration; Microsoft calls this "tiling" The company believes that this approach will serve its customers better, rather than having two fixed iterations.

I could try to describe Microsoft's upcoming Surface Hub 2 - a scalable, 4K, 50.5-inch touchscreen display, videowall collaboration conferencing system that you can roll around, but I bet you already yawned halfway through that sentence. It's this demographic that Microsoft is targeting with its latest product, the Surface Hub 2. Seeing four of the attractive Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side.

The quick rotation comes via a new locking mechanism Microsoft has developed, while the company has also worked with Steelcase to create rolling stands and mounts for the Surface Hub 2. 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.

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. You'll need to plug a webcam above the display to start video conferences. Microsoft says it will bring as much Surface Hub 2 software functionality as is possible to the previous generation Hubs. Microsoft has clearly listened to customer feedback and is working on making the device more affordable as well.

The Surface Hub 2, which Microsoft will begin testing later this year and ship some time in 2019, is the successor to Surface Hub 1, which launched in March 2016.

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