Microsoft today announced the roll-out of Windows 10 Creators update for its Surface Hub. Windows 10 Creators update brings many new features and tools for Surface Hub. These include new Microsoft Whiteboard App, deeper integration with Office 365 documents and new manageability and security tools to help keep your information safe.
Microsoft is also offering a 5-year Extended Hardware Service for Surface Hub. It has also claimed that half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs for their offices.
You can read the full changelog below,
Surface Hub Windows 10 Creators update changelog:
As you might have seen from us on stage in Shanghai, there is a litany of inking innovation coming to the Microsoft Whiteboard app on Windows 10, such as intelligent digital inking, geometry recognition, table conversion and automatic table shading. Microsoft Whiteboard will come first to Surface Hub starting in mid-June as an app update, with the vision to bring it to more Windows 10 devices later this year (including the Surface Studio and Surface Pro) with exclusive capabilities for Office 365 subscribers.
Real-time collaborative coauthoring in Whiteboard – which enables teams to ink with each other in real time across Surface Hub devices – for lack of a better term: is magic. Additional Microsoft Whiteboard features include new inking tools, awesome ink effects as well as more ways to integrate existing content into the whiteboard canvas to create the ultimate digital workspace. Stay tuned for more as Whiteboard comes to more Windows 10 devices.
Single sign-on and deeper integration with Office 365:
We’ve made Surface Hub more personal by adding the ability for people to sign-in to their Office 365 account from the welcome screen or the updated start menu. This essentially turns Surface Hub into your personal Windows 10 device and allows you to navigate quickly to Office 365 apps and cloud-saved content including:
- Content stored in your OneDrive
- Most recently used (MRU) documents panels inside Office applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint
- Integration with Microsoft Teams, which can be accessed today via the Edge browser
Enhanced audio, Miracast, and Skype experiences:
I love my Surface Hub meetings because they feel as natural as being in the same room with the team. To create that sense of being in the same room the audio experience is critical. To ensure Surface Hub has the best possible audio experience, we worked with the audio masters at Dolby to optimize the audio experience for human speech.
Other updates include the improved Miracast projection to make it faster and more reliable.
Skype controls have been simplified too, making it quicker and easier to call, message and share content with remote participants. Now you can easily scroll through the scheduled meetings on the welcome screen with the new meetings carousel and see who’s been invited to each meeting before you join.
New manageability and security features:
Security and privacy of data are of the utmost importance to us. To ensure what happens in your meeting stays in the meeting, we’ve added many security and manageability features in the latest round of updates including:
- The ability to set Surface Hub to wipe all data at the end of each session by default;
- The option to require BitLocker encryption for USB ports to prevent malware and other security threats;
- Support for additional Mobile Device Management (MDM) features, so IT administrators can change settings remotely; and
- Support for two-factor authentication, to enable users to approve an authentication request easily on their companion device.