January 23, 2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2 With Four New Features

15 May 2018, 07:17 | Dale Webster

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Surface Hub 2

The first-generation Surface Hub is available in both 55-inch and 84-inch versions, while the Surface Hub 2 features a 50.5-inch touch screen display (no larger size will be offered, at least initially). 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.

The Surface Hub was a insane expensive digital whiteboard that could handle anything from video conferences to document collaboration. Microsoft is also teaming with Michigan-based office furniture company Steelcase to make rolling stands and wall mounts for the devices.

Today, I'm excited to introduce that device, the next generation - Surface Hub 2.


"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".

For those keeping track, 3:2 is the same aspect ratio as Microsoft's other Surface products, and it works well with this new device considering the fact that it can now rotate to a portrait position as well.

Time will tell if the Surface Hub 2 can replicate the success of the original Surface Hub, which shipped to 5,000 customers across 25 markets previous year, according to Microsoft. It can scale and adapt to your space by tiling up to four screens together in portrait or landscape view. This will also allow users to share and work on different apps side-by-side. There's also something called "Dynamic Rotation" which will automatically adjust the content whenever you rotate the display. 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.

Microsoft hasn't shared the exact specs or the release date but has promised its availability in 2019. Microsoft has clearly listened to customer feedback and is working on making the device more affordable as well.

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