Microsoft Prepares for UK Hub Launch

By Tom Allen
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Microsoft’s big news for education was (still) the Surface Hub (Microsoft Announces Surface Hub as a Collaborative Display Tool): a large-format collaborative display. Since being revealed last year, Microsoft has announced that the Hub will support all Windows Universal apps, like OneNote.

The Hub was due to be released in the UK in September, distributed exclusively by TD Maverick. There were some delays, but director Simon Fagan assured us that it would be available within the next few months. Maverick has about 11 resellers, all of whom are interested in the product. They cover many markets, including education, enterprise and corporate use.

Microsoft has released the Surface Pro 4 convertible tablet since BETT 2015, and although it was on show, we were told that it is not really intended for education, which is a very price-sensitive market. The Pro 4 is too expensive for mainstream adoption in education.