Windows 10 Creators Update for the Surface Hub brings real-time collaborative inking, and more

Microsoft has started rolling out the new Windows 10 Creators Update to the Surface Hub. The new Windows 10 Creators Update brings a lot of new features and improvements to the Surface Hub, ranging from new collaboration experiences to security enhancements. The update isn’t a major one per se, but it still brings quite a lot of new things to the Surface Hub.

First things first, the new Whiteboard app is coming to the Surface Hub in mid-June. The new Whiteboard app was introduced recently, and it brings real-time collaboration for inking to the Surface Hub. Whiteboard will allow users to work on the same canvas at the same time –regardless of where they are, and the changes will show up instantly across the devices of all the other users working on the canvas. Whiteboard isn’t only going to be available for the Surface Hub as Microsoft is working on bringing it to other Windows 10 devices later this year.

Single sign-on for Office 365 is now enabled on the Surface Hub with the Windows 10 Creators Update, making it possible for users to access their personal content on Office 365 much more quickly. Users will also be able to access their most recently used documents from a new section called “My meetings and files” in the Start Menu with the Creators Update.

There are a couple of other fairly major new additions to the Surface Hub with the new Windows 10 Creators Update, here’s a quick summary:

  • Skype calling experience has been simplified to make it easier for users to start a new call, send a message and share content
  • You can now join meetings right from the Start Screen
  • Improved security: you can now restrict USB drives to BitLocker only, disable USB ports via MDM, and more
  • Dolby Audio “Human Speaker” enhancements to optimize audio for human speech
  • Support for Miracast infrastructure connections
  • Simplified on-boarding experience and support for cloud-based device recovery

If you happen to own a Surface Hub, make sure to checkout the Windows 10 Creators Update on it as it does bring quite a lot of exciting new features. It certainly isn’t a huge update, but Microsoft has added some much-needed improvements to the Surface Hub with the Creators Update including things like SSO for Office 365. There are a lot of other minor things coming with the update, and you can find a full list of new features here.

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