Meet Surface Hub 2

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With the introduction of Surface Hub 2, Microsoft is also partnering with Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts. This, and the fact that there's a smaller 4K option, is similar to what Google's been offering for a year and a half with Jamboard. Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 features Dynamic Rotation, which lets users rotate the device to portrait or landscape for the best view and usability, and the rotating experience is simply lovely. The one on the Surface Hub 2 takes some cues from those on Surface Studio and Surface Book, said Seiler, but is still unique, as it is designed for "dynamic rotation".

Under the covers, Surface Hub 2 will run Microsoft 365, which means Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

Microsoft has announced a "more affordable" Surface Hub 2 will offer a 4K+ 50.5-in multitouch display.

Right now, Microsoft is being tight-lipped about the version of Windows 10 and hardware specs being used by the Surface Hub 2. Seeing four of the lovely Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side.

MICROSOFT RECKONS IT'S GOT future office tech nailed down with the Surface Hub 2, a digital flip chart meets easel that looks like just the device for so-called "creatives" to show off their work. Multiple (up to four) Surface Hubs can also be tiled together in portrait mode for "undeniable visual effect" and enabling teams to get work done across Microsoft Whiteboard, PowerBI, PowerPoint, and a full view video call. Microsoft says it will bring as much Surface Hub 2 software functionality as is possible to the previous generation Hubs.

Microsoft declined to provide a release date or pricing but said that it'll begin testing the Surface Hub 2 with "select commercial customers" this year ahead of general availability in 2019.

Microsoft says the device will be available for purchase next year. Interested businesses and customers can find out more about the device here.