Microsoft is Making Surface Hub 2S Part of Teams Rooms Family

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S will be the first touch-enabled board running Teams Rooms on Windows when it becomes available later this year.

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Microsoft is officially making the Surface Hub 2S part of the Teams Rooms family, making it the first touch-enabled board running Teams Rooms on Windows when it becomes available later this year.

According to Microsoft this unlocks top-requested Teams Rooms features for both users and IT admins, such as Front Row, persistent chat, consistent remote management capabilities and more. The new Surface Hub 2S with this new experience will become available later this year, and existing Surface Hub 2S devices will have a path to migrate to this experience at a future data, the company says.

“The future of Surface Hub will meet the realities of modern work, combining the latest Teams Rooms features with the iconic Surface Hub 2S design and premium hardware – a thin edge and bezel, dual active inking, and 20-point multi-touch – and providing users with a natural experience for enhanced collaboration,” the company says in a Tech Community blog.

The change means users and IT will have added functionality for Surface Hub 2S in Microsoft Teams Admin Center and Pro Management Portal, consistent with other Teams Rooms devices. In addition, IT can use Microsoft Intune  and classic management options with System Center Manager.

In addition to Front Row and Chat, users can use the Microsoft Whiteboard feature and will be able to quickly start a meeting with remote participants who can collaborate across the same whiteboard in real-time.

The Surface Hub 2S will also pair with the full list of Teams Rooms-certified accessories for use in any meeting space, Microsoft says.

In addition to Teams, users can join Zoom and Webex meetings from then Surface Hub 2S with via a one-touch join experience.

Organizations running the current Windows 10 Team Edition experience on Surface Hub 2S will continue to get support with security updates and critical fixes through October 14, 2025, the company says. The Teams Rooms experience will only be available to Surface Hub 2S devices, both 50 inches and 85 inches.

Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site My TechDecisions on March 31, 2023. It has since been updated for Commercial Integrator’s audience.

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