Story image

What to expect from the Surface Hub 2S

19 Apr 2019

Microsoft has released details about the Surface Hub 2S product line, introducing a new 85-inch screen size and bringing battery-enabled mobility to the 50-inch collaboration device. 

According to a blog post by Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay, the team behind the Surface Hub 2S has been focused on providing a solution that focuses on collaborative work. 

Surface Hub 2S operates on Windows 10 and is optimised for Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Microsoft Whiteboard and the intelligent cloud.  

This latest iteration has higher performance specs in a device that is 40% lighter and with a 60% thinner display, than its predecessor. 

It includes a 4K+ 50-inch multi-touch display with pen and touch capabilities and the highest resolution compared to any device in its class. 

The Surface Hub 2S also offers a 50% faster graphics performance than the original.

The 2S includes the thinnest edge and smallest bezels in its class and when paired with the Steelcase Roam Mobile Stand and APC Charge Mobile Battery, allows for mobility beyond the conference room.

“How we work continues to evolve every day,” Panay says in the blog.

“Not so long ago, the emphasis was on individual productivity. Today that’s changed – the situations we face at work are more complex and solving them requires a variety of skillsets and knowledge. It’s why people are spending more time than ever before collaborating, and why companies are embracing new ways of working together. 

“People see teamwork as critical to their job, but teams are more global and mobile than ever and being in the same room often isn’t possible. Businesses are looking to technology to close the gap – not only across departments, buildings and time zones, but also to connect different work styles and perspectives.”

Later this year, Microsoft will also offer Surface Hub 2 Display - a pen and touch-enabled interactive display, without the compute - as well as a new configuration option for Surface Hub 2S customers to run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise on their device(s) for specialised app scenarios. 

There is also an 85-inch version Surface Hub in the works that will begin with select customers in early 2020.

“We’ve been inspired by how our customers use Surface Hub to transform meetings and collaborate,” Panay continues, “and we can’t wait to see how businesses across the globe will use Surface Hub 2S to empower their teams to work together in new ways.”

GitHub launches fund to sponsor open source developers
In addition to GitHub Sponsors, GitHub is launching the GitHub Sponsors, GitHub will match all contributions up to $5,000 during a developer’s first year in GitHub Sponsors.
Check Point announces integration with Microsoft Azure
The integration of Check Point’s advanced policy enforcement capabilities with Microsoft AIP’s file classification and protection features enables enterprises to keep their business data and IP secure, irrespective of how it is shared. 
Why AI will be procurement’s greatest ally
"AI can help identify emerging suppliers, technologies and products in specific categories."
Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
Google 'will do better' after G Suite passwords exposed since 2005
Fourteen years is a long time for sensitive information like usernames and passwords to be sitting ducks, unencrypted and at risk of theft and corruption.
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
Data#3 to exclusively provide MS licences to WA Government
The technology services provider has won two contracts with the Western Australia Government, becoming its sole Microsoft licence provider.
Why cash is no longer king in Australia
Australia is leading the way in APAC for granting credit on B2B transactions.