Microsoft Fixes Surface Hub and Sets New Bar with the New Surface Hub 2 Collaboration Board

Taking a page from the Samsung playbook, Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 is thinner, lighter and now being primarily promoted to be used like a digital flip-chart — in addition to being marketed as a “traditional” Collaboration Board for Huddle Spaces and meeting rooms.

Microsoft says the Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used as a “team” system — to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location. The new Surface Hub 2 is thinner, more agile and FINALLY more affordable. The 4K resolution 50.5” multi-touch display creates a digital canvas that’s integrated with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the cloud. The 4K cameras actually automatically rotate with the display (when you switch from landscape to portrait — and back), it has integrated speakers and a far-field mic array and multiple Surface Hub 2’s can be virtually-connected by placing more next to each other – sort of like “stretching” or extending the Microsoft Windows 10 desktop screen.

Watch this to understand what I’m explaining and how it works:

Surface Hub 2 scales by allowing you to tile up to four screens together in portrait or landscape and dynamic rotation means you can switch it at will base don what you’re using the room for. It is also significantly easier to move around your workspaces than its predecessor thanks to a Microsoft partnership with Steelcase who created a system of rolling stands and mounts to help Surface Hub 2 customers be mobile.

Here are all the details on the new Surface Hub 2.