Surface Hub Gets the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10 with 4 Comments

Surface Hub Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Back in July, we knew that Microsoft would be staging the rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update across different platforms. But I hadn’t realized that Surface Hub would need to wait this long for the Anniversary Update.

“Over the last 6 months, we’ve worked closely with our customers to gather feedback on how we can continue to make the Surface Hub experience the best collaborative experience in the world,” Microsoft director of Surface marketing Julia Atalla writes in a new post to the Windows Devices blog. “That feedback is front and center as we build out what’s next for Surface Hub.”

On that note, Microsoft is now rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Surface Hub via Windows Update. It’s being rolled out in stages, so Microsoft says that all customers should have it installed by early November. And because the version of Windows 10 on Surface Hub is highly modified for that device, its version of the Anniversary Update is coming with its own unique new features.

These include:

Inking support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. With the Anniversary Update, the bundled versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint now support inking. “This means the people can now pick up a pen to start annotating directly on their Word docs or Excel sheets on the hub,” Atalla says. “We’ve also added a Draw toolbar in the ribbon with a variety of inking tools.”

Simultaneous Pen and touch support. Now, Surface Hub users can use both hands to edit content. This means two hands with touch or a mixture of pen and touch. This works with multiple users and even when multiple apps are open simultaneously.

Save and recall Whiteboards with OneDrive. Now, you can sign-in to save and recall whiteboards with OneDrive so you can pick up where you left off at the last meeting ended.

Third party peripheral support. Microsoft has added support for third-party audio, video and microphone peripherals, including the BiAmp TesiraForte CI, Jabra 810, Logitech PTZ Pro, Polycom CX5100, and more.

Additional Feature updates. There are wide range of other feature updates in this release: Edge now supports Flash, various Skype for Business improvements, UI/UX optimization, better support for IT-based management and deployment via Intune, and more.

You can see a complete list of what’s new on the Surface Hub update history web site.


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