Surface Hub gets Windows 10 Team Creators Update

Microsoft is finally rolling out Windows 10 Team Creators Update 1703 for Surface Hub devices. Last month, the company released Windows 10 Creators Update to end users. The new update comes with new features, speed, and security improvements.

According to the company, the new Whiteboard experience will make its way to the Surface Hub in mid-June. Real-time collaborative coauthoring in Whiteboard – which enables teams to ink with each other in real time across Surface Hub devices – for lack of a better term: is magic.

Additional Microsoft Whiteboard features include new inking tools, awesome ink effects as well as more ways to integrate existing content into the whiteboard canvas to create the ultimate digital workspace. Stay tuned for more as Whiteboard comes to more Windows 10 devices.

With the new Microsoft Whiteboard App, teams around the world can visually collaborate in real time with intelligent digital ink.

Sign-on has also been enhanced, allowing for a single sign-on experience that lets users quickly access their Office 365 content and applications after signing in via the welcome screen or start menu. The goal here, Microsoft says, is to make the Surface Hub more like a personal device after signing in.

Security has also gotten a boost in the Creators Update with the following:

  • The ability to set Surface Hub to wipe all data at the end of each session by default;
  • The option to require BitLocker encryption for USB ports to prevent malware and other security threats;
  • Support for additional Mobile Device Management (MDM) features, so IT administrators can change settings remotely; and
  • Support for two-factor authentication, to enable users to approve an authentication request easily on their companion device.

New manageability and security features

Security and privacy of data are of the utmost importance to us. To ensure what happens in your meeting stays in the meeting, we’ve added several security and manageability features in the latest round of updates including:

  • The ability to set Surface Hub to wipe all data at the end of each session by default;
  • The option to require BitLocker encryption for USB ports to prevent malware and other security threats;
  • Support for additional Mobile Device Management (MDM) features, so IT administrators can change settings remotely; and
  • Support for two-factor authentication, to enable users to approve an authentication request easily on their companion device.

The Dolby-tuned audio also optimized for human speech, improvements to Miracast projection, and simplified Skype controls. For businesses and organizations that rely on the Surface Hub, that’s a handy batch of changes.