Microsoft has introduced the next-gen Surface Hub 2. It is dedicatedly designed towards inspiring collaborative computing works on the way to cope up with the requirements in changing work scenarios of present times.
The sleeker and agiler Surface Hub 2 allows people to connect and work together “regardless of location.” It sports a 4K+ 50.5-inch multi-touch display presenting a canvass for co-creation. It works on the combined power of Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Microsoft Whiteboard and Intelligent Cloud.
Microsoft’s standard Surface aspect ratio of 3:2 offers usable space for everyone to create and collaborate conveniently. The device can scale and adapt to any workspace via tiling up to four screens together, in landscape or portrait view. The company says that it is easier to move the device around the workspace than its predecessor.
One of the features, tiling lets four Surface Hub 2s aligned together to allow users to view multiple content pieces side-by-side. Ranging from a full view video call to PowerPoint and PowerBI and more applications can be easily made workable via tiling.
The multi-user sign-in feature is the highlight of the second-gen Surface Hub. This lets multiple users to authenticate in one Surface Hub 2 workspace. Simultaneous access to documents and ideas among teammates can be performed with more subtlety.
Other features include dynamic rotation to let you choose the best orientation as per content, and the system of rolling stands developed by the company partnering with workplace expert Steelcase.
Microsoft will start testing the Surface Hub 2 with select commercial customers in the remainder of 2018 and will make the device available for purchase in the next year. Stay tuned to get more updates on the new workspace device.