Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub enters preview for Insiders

Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub enters preview

Microsoft is preparing to bring Teams to a much bigger screen: Surface Hub. As first spotted by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia (via Petri), Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub is now available in preview on the Microsoft Store.

But even for companies that have a Surface Hub handy, they'll need to be enrolled in the Insider program to check out Teams ahead of release. From the description:

Note: To use Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub (Preview), your device must be enrolled in the Windows Insider Program.Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub has full Teams calling and meeting capabilities, including one-touch join and up to four incoming video streams—all with side-by-side compatibility with Skype for Business.

If you're already familiar with teams, it doesn't look like there's anything out of the ordinary here. You'll still have access to the communication and meeting tools that Teams normally includes. But the whole experience has been built for the Surface Hub's bigger screen with conference rooms in mind.

With Surface Hub being primarily geared towards businesses and organizations, Teams is a natural fit for the device. And as Microsoft gears up for the next iteration of the big screen device, Surface Hub 2, Teams will be an important piece of the puzzle for companies looking to give it a shot.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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