Surface Hub Update

The Surface Hub has just received an Anniversary update, this has been an anticipated major release the details of the release are in the link below.

Windows 10 Team Anniversary Update 1607


The key features for Skype for Business included in this update are:

  • Performance improvements when joining meetings, including issues when joining a meeting using federated accounts
    • Video Based Screen Sharing (VBSS) support now available on Skype for Business for Surface Hub
    • Resolved disconnection after 5 minutes of idle time issue
    • Resolved Skype Hub-to-Hub screen sharing failure
    • Improvements to Skype video, including:
      • Loss of video during meeting with multiple video presenters
      • Video cropping during calls
      • Outgoing call video not displaying for other participants
    • Addressed issue with UPN sign in error
    • Addressed issue with dial pad during use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) calls

There are also some UI changes that have been updated and items that have been moved around. See below for these changes

  • The Welcome screen “Make a Call” icon has been renamed to “Skype Meeting”


  • The login page when selecting settings has changed to the new Windows 10 look


  • In the Settings -> This Device is a new Calling tab menu item to select the microphones and speakers along with adding the domain name for Skype for Business sh-ann-calling
  • The personalization menu item has been renamed to Welcome Screensh-ann-welcome
  • Windows Defender is now available to view the scanning settings, perform a scan, and how updates are

There are a few things that still seem to be missing:

  • Bidirectional Whiteboarding between client and Surface Hub
  • Ability to have Surface Hub join a meeting as part of the organization and not have to wait in the lobby
  • Ability to present documents, powerpoints that were included in the Skype for Business meeting request.
  • Feedback on screen if features are not allowed ie Poll, Q&A

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