First published on TECHNET on Nov 13, 2017
Today we bring to you a great Microsoft 365 powered-device session from the Microsoft Mechanics series with Surface Hub as the hero device for collaboration, presented live during Microsoft Ignite 2017. Surface Product Manager, Nydia Cavazos, and Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, join us to demonstrate how Surface Hub, integrated with Office 365, Windows 10, and Microsoft Intune, provides new tools for a seamless and secure collaboration experience.
Control your device with Touch Back and Ink Back
With a Surface Hub you can turn any PC into a companion device, not only mirroring your display to the Surface Hub screen by Miracast or wired connection as you would with a projector, but also allowing you to interact directly with your applications with touch and ink through the Surface Hub. Your inputs and changes are automatically saved to your connected companion device in real time, allowing you to take your PC with you at the end of the meeting and retain all the input from your collaborative session.
Collaborate with Office 365 Integration
Built-in Office 365 permits you to access your recently-used files directly on the Surface Hub by simply signing in. Once your documents are open, you'll notice how the integration of Office 365 enables you to work seamlessly with support for ink markup and to work together with other users via simultaneous editing.
Ink Intuitively with Whiteboard
Nydia shows us the power of the whiteboard on Surface Hub, demonstrating the ruler, ink to shape, and Hub-to-Hub collaboration. With the latter, remote viewers can view, add notes, move objects, and co-author your Surface Hub workspace in real-time for a collaborative experience even when remote.
Security is a foremost feature of the Surface Hub experience, proven in its design and customizable security settings. For example, files that require any kind of elevated privileges to access will not run on a Surface Hub. This security measure significantly reduces the potential for malware attack. Moreover, each Surface Hub meeting or session is wiped from the device once the session is complete, keeping your data and meeting contents safe. These security settings can also be customized in the device's settings or by policy through your management tool.