Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2018 20:38 UTC

Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams - to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location. The new Surface Hub 2 is sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style. The gorgeous 4K+ 50.5" multi-touch display creates an inviting canvas to co-create, harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud. The 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers and far field mic arrays allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group, while our standard Surface 3×2 aspect ratio means everyone has more usable space to create and collaborate.

Do I need this? Nope. Can I afford this? Probably not. Do I still want it? Yes!

I love the fact that Microsoft is making products like this. It'll probably be a niche product few of us ever get to experience, but whatever the company develops for and learns from this product will surely benefit the rest of their hardware and software offerings.

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by project_2501 on Tue 15th May 2018 21:25 UTC
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"ideate" ?

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RE: ideate
by Drumhellar on Wed 16th May 2018 07:24 UTC in reply to "ideate"
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It is a word, and a good one at that

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by flypig on Wed 16th May 2018 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE: ideate"
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That word also sprang out jarringly in the summary for me. Looking at the definition, I can't really tell why 'imagine', 'think', or 'create' wouldn't have worked just as well. My immediate reaction was one of cynicism.

I'm all or language evolution, so, out of genuine interest, why do you say it's a good word? Is it that there's an implication of shared, rather than individual thought?

Language aside, the hardware looks great. I'd also love one (four?) of these, although in practice I think a projector is still a simpler and cheaper way to achieve much the same functionality.

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Working together, not open plan.
by kwan_e on Tue 15th May 2018 22:54 UTC
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Today’s most effective businesses have a team-based, collaborative culture and place an emphasis on enabling creativity and productivity. In fact, companies that promote collaborative working are five times as likely to be high-performing.

Funny how higher ups just thinks this means going to an open plan office to save money will automatically create a collaborative workplace.

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