Surface Hub Gets Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Surface Hub will be released to customers through Windows Update.

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Surface Hub available to customers through Windows Update as on Thursday.

The update, according to Windows team will be released in stages, with a goal to making it to all customers by early November.

Microsoft notes, that Surface Hub is embraced by a wide range of businesses and industries including healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, consulting, defense, finance, education, and design. And, to date over 600 customers in 24 different countries have bought Surface Hub.

As part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, here're some new features on their way:

With this update, inking is extended across Word, Excel and PowerPoint—means people can now pick up a pen to start annotating directly on their Word docs or Excel sheets on the hub. There's also a new "Draw" toolbar in the ribbon with a variety of inking tools.

Another addition is the ability to sign in, to save and recall Whiteboards directly from OneDrive. This helps people pick up right where their last meeting ended with a simple and secure sign-in experience.

With support for simultaneous Pen and Touch, people can now collaborate with the Surface Hub, or can use their both hands to edit content on the fly. This is possible even while several apps are open simultaneously.

Third-party peripherals support offer choice and flexibility in audio, video and microphone configuration.

Here is the full changelog of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for the Surface Hub (the OS build number is 14393.222):

Surface Hub Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Skype for Business:

  • Performance improvements when joining meetings, including issues when joining a meeting using federated accounts
  • Video Based Screen Sharing (VBSS) support now available on Skype for Business for Surface Hub
  • Resolved disconnection after 5 minutes of idle time issue
  • Resolved Skype Hub-to-Hub screen sharing failure
  • Improvements to Skype video, including:
  • Loss of video during meeting with multiple video presenters
  • Video cropping during calls
  • Outgoing call video not displaying for other participants
  • Addressed issue with UPN sign in error
  • Addressed issue with dial pad during use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) calls

Whiteboard:

  • Added support for sending large (10 MB and greater) Whiteboard files
  • User can now save & recall Whiteboard sessions using OneDrive online service (via Share functionality)
  • Improved launching Whiteboard when removing pen from dock

Apps:

  • Pre-installed OneDrive app, for access to your personal and work files
  • Pre-installed Photos app, to view photos & video
  • Pre-installed PowerBI app, to view dashboards
  • The Office apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint – are all ink-enabled
  • Edge on Surface Hub now supports Flash-based websites

General:

  • Enabled Audio Device Selection (for Surface Hubs attached using external audio devices)
  • Enabled support for HDCP on DisplayPort output connector
  • System UI changes to settings for usability optimization (refer to User and Admin Guides for additional details)
  • Bug fixes and performance optimizations to speed up the Azure Active Directory sign-in flow
  • Significantly improved time needed to reset and restore Surface Hub
  • Enabled support for BitLocker To Go devices
  • Windows Defender UI has been added within settings
  • Improved UX touch to start
  • Enabled support for greater than 1080P wireless projection via Miracast, on supported devices
  • Resolved "There's no internet connection" and "Appointments may be out of date" false notification states from launch
  • Improved reliability of on screen keyboard
  • Additional support for creating Surface Hub provisioning packages using Windows Imaging & Configuration Designer (ICD) and Improved Surface Hub monitoring solution on Operations Management Suite (OMS)