Today, we started to rollout our next generation of the Microsoft Teams experience for Surface Hub, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub. This new experience will automatically replace the current Surface Hub Teams app as part of a 4-week global rollout, and will be available for our customers in Commercial, GCC and GCC High environments.
This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favorite features from the desktop and Microsoft Teams Rooms directly into your meeting space. With a new meeting stage, a robust set of meeting controls, and popular features including Together mode scenes, chat bubbles, live reactions, PowerPoint Live, and Whiteboard, Teams Rooms on Surface Hub enriches collaboration for the hybrid workplace. You can easily access your Microsoft 365 files and leverage a richer Whiteboard experience to confidently present and collaborate.
Teams Rooms on Surface Hub uses familiar meeting experiences from Teams desktop to provide users a more consistent meeting experience across endpoints. Meetings can be easily joined from either the Surface Hub welcome screen or the Surface Hub agenda page and are automatically joined Edge-to-Edge to put people in the foreground of your meeting!
The redesigned agenda page provides you with quick access to your meetings, Meet Now, and a Dial-Pad to initiate PSTN calls, allowing for an easy transition between agenda items.
We also added local admin settings to configure specific Teams Rooms features like Coordinated Meetings and Proximity Join directly on the Surface Hub.
To get started, ensure your Surface Hub received the latest Windows Version 19042.1202, and Teams Rooms on Surface Hub (KB5004196) will install Teams Version 1.4.00.14501 which will automatically upgrade to the latest available version during regular maintenance hours.
Simplified management of Teams coming to Surface Hub
Later this year, we will also enable admins to take advantage of the following solutions:
- Teams Admin Center. Teams Admin Center provides a comprehensive self-management platform to remotely monitor and manage the Teams Rooms experience on Teams devices. Teams Admin Center will be available to Microsoft Teams Rooms customers at no additional cost.
- Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service. Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service is an AI driven, cloud-based IT management and monitoring service that keeps Microsoft Teams Rooms devices up to date and proactively monitored. The service reduces the burden on IT and delivers improved room operations, helping enhance in-room meeting productivity. Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service is available as part of the Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium license.
Christian Schacht, Sr Program Manager – Teams Devices