Microsoft Teams is now available for the Surface Hub

After Microsoft Teams for Surface Hub was released in preview to Windows Insiders back in June, the workspace collaboration app is now officially available for the interactive whiteboard. Microsoft Teams can be downloaded onto all Surface Hubs running Windows 10 Team version 1703.15063.1292 (KB4343889, August 30, 2018) or later.

Surface Hub users will be able to experience what Microsoft Teams offers, such as the one-touch join and support for up to four incoming video streams. It is worth pointing out though that with the general availability of Teams on the Surface Hub, users will still be able to continue using Skype for Business on the device. Users can choose any of the three modes with which to set up the app on the whiteboard, such as:

  • Mode 0 - Keep as is.

Use this mode if your organization still uses Skype for Business primarily, but you want the ability to join Microsoft Teams meetings from Surface Hub.

  • Mode 1 - Microsoft Teams Hybrid.

The Microsoft Teams ‘Call’ tile will appear on the Welcome Screen.
The Microsoft Teams tile on the Start Menu will replace the default Skype for Business tile and will show the Microsoft Teams client when launched. You will also see the one-touch ‘Join’ button to join scheduled Microsoft Teams meetings.
Scheduled Skype for Business meetings will launch the Skype for Business client when you hit the one-touch ‘Join’ button for Skype for Business meetings.
Use this mode if you’re transitioning to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business and/or your organization uses Microsoft Teams primarily, but you want the ability to join Skype for Business meetings.

  • Mode 2 - Microsoft Teams.

The Microsoft Teams tiles are displayed on the Welcome Screen and Start Menu. All Skype for Business functionalities are disabled.
Use this mode if you’re only using Microsoft Teams.

The Microsoft Teams app for Surface Hub can be downloaded either from the Microsoft Store or from the Microsoft Store for Business.

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