Microsoft to unveil new Surface Hub 2 displays in coming months

From The Verge: Microsoft is currently working on a second generation of its Surface Hub, the company’s giant 55- and 84-inch 4K smart displays. “Surface Hub created an entirely new device category and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum we have seen across the globe,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “We’re working on V2 and will share more in the first half of this year.”

The software giant is planning to unveil the Surface Hub 2 in the first half of 2018, but it’s not clear when the devices will be available for businesses to purchase. Microsoft is also working on a new operating system upgrade for existing Surface Hub devices, and the company is hoping to bring many of the Surface Hub 2 software features to the current models. Microsoft Teams integration will also be available on the Surface Hub in the coming months.

So why is Microsoft pre-announcing a Surface Hub 2 today? “I think for enterprises they might want to prep budget allocations,” says Carolina Milanesi, a tech analyst at Creative Strategies. “There has been quite a bit of focus from other vendors too on digital boards which gives enterprises an alternative.”

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