Surface Hub support now available for Windows Autopilot
Published Nov 15 2023 07:59 AM 7,541 Views
 
 

Update March 26, 2024: at Enterprise Connect 2024, Microsoft Teams announced Public Preview availability this week of support for Windows Autopilot and Auto-login of Teams Rooms. Learn more in the Teams blog. Surface Hub customers will now be able to leverage this offering at scale for new Surface Hub 3 systems, Surface Hub 2S devices being upgraded with a Surface Hub 3 Pack compute cartridge as well as Surface Hub 2S devices being migrated to the Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows platform. Learn more in our documentation.

 

At Microsoft Ignite 2023, Microsoft Teams announced upcoming support for streamlined deployment of Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows via Windows Autopilot and Auto-login of Teams Rooms. As a Teams Rooms on Windows device, Surface Hub 3 includes out-of-the-box support for this seamless end-to-end deployment experience, once broadly available from Teams.

 
 
Autopilot-and-Auto-login-of-Microsoft-Teams-Rooms-on-Windows.pngSurface Hub 3 will support streamlined deployment with Windows Autopilot + Auto-login of Teams Rooms on Windows
 

When we announced in March that Surface Hub is joining the Teams Rooms family, we mentioned this would unlock top-requested Teams Rooms (and Hub!) features for both users and admins and bring the newest Teams Rooms capabilities to Surface Hub without delay. Autopilot + Auto-login support makes this commitment real for Surface Hub.

 

Low-touch deployment

Autopilot + Auto-login of Teams Rooms will now enable low-touch deployment and re-deployment for Surface Hub 3, streamlining the setup process. This reduces the need for traditional bulk configuration of multiple Surface Hubs at a central site and subsequent redistribution or lengthy manual setup processes by skilled technicians at each location. Admins can now ship Surface Hubs directly to their final destination. Remotely registering a Surface Hub with Windows Autopilot and configuring the device in Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal* enables a magical unboxing experience: after connecting to the internet and powering on, the device will be provisioned, the Teams Rooms application will be signed in, and the device will be ready to use for meetings and collaboration within hours.

 

Simplified migration coming for Surface Hub 2S

Beginning next year, Surface Hub 2S devices migrating to Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows will also benefit from the new Autopilot + Auto-login experience. Customers who similarly capture and register their Surface Hub 2S device information prior to a migration will find that, once the transition is complete, when the system boots into the Teams Rooms platform for the first time, the seamless end-to-end deployment experience will complete the setup from start to finish.

 

Learn more

 

 

Thank you to those Surface Hub customers who have been with us on the journey to this exciting moment. As a long-time member of the Surface Hub family myself, I literally jumped out of my chair and danced in my office the first time I saw Autopilot kick off upon booting a Surface Hub—in this case, a Surface Hub 2S upgraded with a Surface Hub 3 Pack. We can’t wait for you to give this experience a try and enjoy the new reality of streamlined deployment with Surface Hub.

 

Surface Hub 3 begins shipping in December 2023 through Microsoft-authorized resellers. Pre-order your Surface Hub 3 and Surface Hub 3 Pack today! Reach out to your Authorized Microsoft Reseller List - Surface Business.

 

*Software license required. Sold separately.

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