Microsoft delays Surface Hub due to unexpected demand

Those of you eager to leverage synergies with Microsoft's Surface Hub will have to wait a little longer than the previously announced September release date. Surface general manager Brian Hall has announced that demand for the wall-mounted collaboration platform has been high, and as a result Redmond has adjusted its manufacturing process to, in his words, "prepare for production at broader scale." Hall said that Microsoft will have an update on its expected shipping timeframe in early August. If you're in the market to distill your identity and visualize a value-added experience, Microsoft is still taking pre-orders for its big-screen collaboration tools.

Meanwhile, Hall says more businesses are delivering on their core competencies with Surface Pro 3 tablets. As a result of that high demand, Microsoft is expanding its business channel to include "a few thousand" Surface hardware partners globally in the coming months. The Surface group is optimistic that demand for Surface products will continue growing with the impending release of Windows 10. 

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    • floodo1
    • 5 years ago

    Not surprised at all. We might end up getting some at work.
    They’re pretty awesome looking …

    • Chrispy_
    • 5 years ago

    [b<]"BINGO!!!"[/b<] we are playing Bull**** Bingo, right? I'd like to claim my winnings. Awwww 🙁 Two attempts to link failed because BS is not even allowed as a hidden URL.

    • The Egg
    • 5 years ago

    My foot would like to “leverage synergies” with the groin area of whoever came up with that phrase.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 5 years ago

      sounds like something my marketing professor would love to say

      • auxy
      • 5 years ago

      The sad part is that it’s a great phrase with a great meaning.

      No, really! Any effective organization — being a group of agents acting independently — needs to leverage their synergies to effectively accomplish goals, much like a group of governments need to make effective use of relative economies.

      Sadly its association with “stupid bosses” and corporate doublespeak has ruined the phrase.

        • Klimax
        • 5 years ago

        Alias to be more then sum of parts/teams/people.

    • DreadCthulhu
    • 5 years ago

    I wonder if the delay is related to the horizontal version they are working on.


    • ronch
    • 5 years ago

    How’s they know actual demand is high when they haven’t even started selling it? Surveys? Really?

      • culotso
      • 5 years ago

      They leveraged synergies.

        • nanoflower
        • 5 years ago

        Microsoft’s core mission statement [url<][/url<]

          • derFunkenstein
          • 5 years ago

          already linked in the article. :p

      • sweatshopking
      • 5 years ago

      they’ve been taking pre-orders for a while.

      and actually, if you’ve ever used a smartboard, which is ubiquitous in many different environments, you’ll see the draw of this product. Better features, better price, and hopefully not an obnoxious piece of garbage.

        • llisandro
        • 5 years ago

        Agreed, anyone who thinks this is outrageous in terms of either cost or utility has never bought “enterprise” class videoconferencing/smartboard stuff.

      • w76
      • 5 years ago

      Survey’s are kinda how a lot of sciences arrive at conclusions, not much different in business, though they can be informal. If a large portion of your salesforce starts to talk to clients about an upcoming product and the universal response is “SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY,” then, well… Time to call China and tell them to spool it up. :p

    • ronch
    • 5 years ago

    They thought 5 people would want one, turns out there were 2 more eager customers.

      • Deanjo
      • 5 years ago

      SSK wanted one to use as a coffee table and another for the dining room table.

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