Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub

Teams Rooms for Surface Hub automatically replaced the previous Surface Hub Teams app upon installation of KB5004196, KB5004198, and KB5004199.

What’s new?

  • Meetings joined from the Surface Hub Welcome Screen or new Agenda page are joining “Edge to Edge” to put people in the foreground.
  • Familiar meeting features including chat bubbles, reactions, desktop and application sharing, give and take control and audio, full PowerPoint live support, together mode, and large gallery.
  • Teams Rooms on Surface Hub can run side by side with other applications or run minimized.
  • Admins can configure features like Coordinated Meeting and Proximity Join for Surface Hub. XML files are supported and will be migrated to the new settings model.
  • New QoS Options and network requirements. To learn more, see Configure networking and Quality of Service for Microsoft Teams Room on Surface Hub.
  • If not already the default, Teams can be set as the default app for meetings and calls in Settings > Surface Hub > Calling & audio. To learn more about meeting modes and configuring them through MDM policy, see Manage Surface Hub with an MDM provider.

In meeting experience

Teams Rooms on Surface Hub Meetings experience is aligned to the familiar experience that users know from their personal devices with adjustments made to optimize for a large screen device. Opening Teams on Surface Hub lets users access key features including One-touch meeting join, Meet Now and Dial Pad for PSTN or peer-to-peer calls.

Teams Rooms on Surface Hub Agenda.

Teams Rooms on Surface Hub Meeting.

Manage Teams Rooms on Surface Hub

You can customize the Teams experience directly from the Settings menu after entering administrative credentials, including:

  • Configure Coordinated Meetings and Proximity join.
  • Adjust settings for default microphones, cameras, and speakers.
  • Check the client version and search for the latest updates.

Teams Rooms Settings.

The new Teams Rooms for Surface Hub client, will automatically apply existing settings configured via XML files, provisioning packages, or an MDM provider. These methods, explained in Manage Microsoft Teams configuration on Surface Hub, will be superseded by new cloud-based solutions, as described below in Simplified management of Teams coming to Surface Hub.

Prepare networking for Teams Rooms

To optimize Teams Rooms refer to the requirements and recommendations described in Configure networking and Quality of Service for Microsoft Teams Room on Surface Hub.

Simplified management of Teams coming to Surface Hub

When Teams Rooms for Surface Hub is publicly released later this year, admins can take advantage of the following solutions:

  • Teams Admin Center. Teams Admin Center provides a comprehensive self-management platform to monitor and manage the Teams Rooms experience on Teams devices. Teams Admin Center will be available to Microsoft Teams Rooms users at no additional cost.
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service. The Microsoft Teams Rooms managed service is a cloud-based IT management and monitoring service that keeps Microsoft Teams Rooms devices and their peripherals up to date and proactively monitored, supporting an environment optimized for a great user experience.

Support for Teams Rooms in Government Community Cloud High (GCC-H)

A one-time manual update of the Teams Rooms client to version 1.4.00.25354 is needed in order to for it to be able to connect to a GCC-H tenant and then keep itself up-to-date automatically:

  • Confirm that your Hub has KB5005611 or a later Windows Cumulative Update installed
  • Use Teams_Uninstall_win32.ppkg to remove current Teams Rooms on Surface Hub version
  • Restart your device
  • Install Teams_win32.ppkg to install version 1.4.00.25354
  • Restart your device again

Detailed steps:

  1. Save both provisioning packages to the root of your USB drive.
  2. Insert the USB drive into your Surface Hub.
  3. On your Surface Hub, open the Start menu, select All apps, and then select Settings.
  4. Provide your Hub admin credentials when prompted.
  5. Go to Surface Hub > Device management > Add or remove a provisioning package, and then select Add a package.
  6. Under Select a package, select the Teams_Uninstall_win32.ppkg provisioning package, and then restart your Surface Hub.
  7. On your Surface Hub, open the Start menu, select All apps, and then select Settings.
  8. Provide your Hub admin credentials when prompted.
  9. Go to Surface Hub > Device management > Add or remove a provisioning package, and then select Add a package.
  10. Under Select a package, select the Teams_win32.ppkg provisioning package, and then restart your Surface Hub.