Microsoft is not planning to launch its particular Floor Hub 2X processor to improve cartridge this year. The software program big was planning to allow Surface Hub 2S owners to upgrade to this cartridge, bettering the processor and GPU inside. It was additionally a part of how Microsoft would allow tiling and rotation help on the Floor Hub 2, an enormous function the corporation initially unveiled last year.
In a leaked webinar to Surface Hub 2 sellers, Microsoft says it’s nonetheless dedicated to creating tiling and rotation; nevertheless, it’s not clear when these options will arrive. “They won’t require improvement for Surface Hub 2S prospects, or they won’t require a paid compute cartridge swap,” says a Microsoft spokesperson within the webinar. “We don’t have plans to launch a computer cartridge in 2020, as a result of the easiest way to launch these capabilities — tiling and rotation — could not require us to take that path.”
As a substitute, Microsoft is now planning to launch a “main software program replace” for Floor Hub and Surface Hub 2 clients and its larger 85-inch device. It is going to be based mostly on the primary 2020 launch of Windows 10, and embrace more IT-friendly integration, deployment, and manageability options. Microsoft is releasing this replace freed from cost for all Surface Hub v1 and Surface Hub 2S gadgets, whereas the 2X processor cartridge improve would have solely been out there for Surface Hub 2S gadgets.
Whereas this replacement might be based mostly on the most recent Windows 10 launch, it is not going to be primarily based on the corporate’s fashionable Windows Core OS platform that can support energy Windows 10X devices like the Surface Neo. The compute cartridge (2X) was purported to replace the Surface Hub 2S to this extra trendy OS, but it’s not solely clear whether or not that can ever arrive now. Microsoft’s plans to show the Surface Hub 2S show right into a monitor for different gadgets to hook up with continues to be deliberate for 2020, although.
We reached out to Microsoft for clarification around its Surface Hub 2X plans; however, the firm would solely verify its plans for a software program replace this year.