Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a Teams-powered hulk inscription that creates the possess video wall

Microsoft skeleton to boat a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, braggadocio a smaller, lighter, some-more modular pattern that will inspire workers to share a screen, as good as their records and files.

Announced Tuesday, Microsoft pronounced a new 50.5-inch Surface Hub 2 will exaggerate a “4K plus” arrangement in a normal 3:2 ratio of Surface devices. It will import between 25 and 35 kilograms (55 and 77 pounds), origination it smaller and lighter than a prior Surface Hub. Ryan Day, a orator for a company, described a composition in a pattern as “shipping a TV, not a piano.” 

Just as a strange Surface Hub’s 82-inch, 4K arrangement blew users away, dual hardware elements on a Surface Hub 2 should do a same. One is a rolling easel-like mountain for a singular unit, and a other is a ability to mountain 4 Surface Hub 2s subsequent to one another, formulating a large wall of pixels.

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Up to 4 Surface Hub 2s can be mounted alongside one another, or a singular heart can be placed on a rolling easel.

What this means to you: Like a strange Surface Hub, don’t design to collect adult a Surface Hub 2 from your internal wiring store. Remember how a Hub works: we classify a meeting, travel into a room, and benefaction to your colleagues locally and remotely around dead-simple Skype video calls, whiteboarding, and other tools. It’s a solid, engaging concept, yet as a connected device it can’t be as mobile as Millennials are. Nevertheless, a initial Hub was impressive, and a Hub 2 looks pointy as well.

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What a Microsoft Surface Hub 2 developed from: a strange Surface Hub.

A Surface for a discussion room

Microsoft debuted a first-generation Surface Hub in January, 2015, during a conspicuous eventuality that also introduced a universe to a HoloLens. More than a year later, a association shipped a grievous 82-inch arrangement for $22,000, clearly pricing it for craving budgets. (A 55-inch chronicle was about $9,000.) 

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The Surface Hub 2 interface, as shown in this Microsoft proof video.

Microsoft’s original Surface Hub was rather rudimentary, with Skype and whiteboarding as a go-to apps. But as Microsoft’s judgment of a workplace has evolved, a Surface Hub 2 will be a pivotal member of what Microsoft now calls a “intelligent edge,” a catch-all tenure for a PCs, phones, and other inclination that will interface with a “intelligent cloud” of Microsoft’s apps and services, Day said. With a Surface Hub 2, Microsoft’s perplexing to capacitate what it calls “immersive collaboration,” permitting as many people entrance to a device as possible. 

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Although Microsoft didn’t speak about it, a new Surface Hub 2 will apparently embody a new thumb-driven interface that can switch between several apps.

“The sourroundings around us is changeable – towards open offices, crowd bedrooms and group work spaces – and in 3 years half a tellurian workforce will be mobile,” Panos Panay, Microsoft’s newly-appointed arch product officer, wrote in a blog post. “It’s an sparkling time to be in a inclination business, since a origination of new form factors and program practice will not usually lead us to work in new ways, yet also in new spaces designed for collaboration.”

The Surface Hub 2 won’t be battery-powered, yet Microsoft’s not observant accurately what record will energy it. It will have Wi-Fi. When mounted on a wall, adult to 4 Surface Hub 2s can be daisy-chained, permitting them to duty separately, or devise a cohesive design that straddles some-more than one Surface Hub 2. Day called this “tiling.”

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