Microsoft has been working to bring in new and innovative collaborative tools. Earlier they announced Microsoft Team for organisations to collaborate and now Microsoft has released a Whiteboard Preview app in the form of a public beta. Microsoft will soon be rolling out the Whiteboard for all Windows 10 users and the same will also be going live on the Windows Store.
Whiteboard Inking app
Microsoft Whiteboard is apparently a new and intuitive way to let users draw, erase, edit and use the program as a virtual board. A tool like this has a lot of value when it comes to managing remote teams and conveying the idea in a much better way. The Whiteboard is free for anyone using Windows 10, however, at least one of the participant needs to have an active Office 365 subscription.
This is what the Microsoft Whiteboard team had to say,
“We’re truly excited for you to try out the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview as we think it will help you unlock creativity and harness the power of your teams. We look forward to receiving your comments, suggestions, and feature requests via the Windows Feedback Hub, which you can access from within the app.”
We earlier had the glimpse of the Microsoft Whiteboard on the SurfaceHub and in all likelihood, the new app will replace the current one eventually. At this juncture, the Microsoft Whiteboard app is available only for English users and the support for other languages will be rolled out soon. The concept behind Whiteboard is to bring all type of ideas to the forefront, be it on sticky notes, notes scribbled on a diary or perhaps a crude drawing for better explanations. In the meanwhile, the other workers will be able to seamlessly contribute and pitch into the discussions.
Needless to say, the Whiteboard tool supports external stylus/pens and will help you create stunning graphics digitally. According to Microsoft, the tool will help people with the transition from a personal ideation, to team brainstorms, group discussions and finally the finished products.