Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), during its Windows 10 event on Wednesday, also took the interactive whiteboard idea more than a few steps further with the announcement of the massive 84-inch Surface Hub.
It’s not strictly speaking a computer inside a massive television. It’s certainly not a tablet. It’s more like a massive interactive wall display. With its use, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is more likely targeting the enterprise with the Surface Hub.
“Specifically, the Surface Hub features state-of-the-art digital white boarding; instant remote conferencing; the ability for multiple people to share and edit content on the screen from a laptop, tablet or phone; and a trusted platform for large-screen apps,” Microsoft said.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said that the Surface Hub will help “teams in the workplace share, ideate and create together.”
It features multi-touch technology, digital inking, built-in cameras, sensors, microphones, Skype for Business and Office 365. The new massive device is essentially a productivity machine for groups of people.
According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Surface Hub will be available in 84-inch and 55-inch sizes. There’s still no word from the software behemoth how much the two versions will cost or when exactly they play to release these devices in the wild.
Meanwhile, the software giant also unveiled Windows 10 during its event. The newest operating system from the Redmond, Washington-based tech veteran features a redesigned desktop and tight Cortana voice assistant and Xbox integration.
ValueAct Capital managed by Jeffrey Ubben is the largest institutional investor with a stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The firm reported owning about 74.24 million Microsoft shares by the end of September, a 1% increase from its holding in the previous quarter.