A freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together for creative collaboration—the “Microsoft Whiteboard” Preview app is now available to download on Windows 10 devices.
The free app is designed for teams that need to ideate, iterate, and work together both in person and remotely, and across multiple devices. Though the app is free to use with a Windows 10 device for anyone, but its’ must to have one participant with an Office 365 personal, or work, or school account for multi-party collaboration.
Microsoft notes, in the course of private beta it has seen the Whiteboard Preview app as enhancing how people go from personal ideation, team brainstorms, and group discussions to their finished products.
Here are some features of the app:
Collaborate effortlessly in real-time with teammates whether across the hall or in a different part of the world—and across multiple devices. The app offer limitless surface with a room to grow and provide space for everyone’s ideas. You can even see where everyone is on the board and updates they’re making—be it adding images, putting up sticky notes, or creating diagrams.
The image above shows how a team used Microsoft Whiteboard to visualize engineering of a office chair.
Work naturally as you can create in anyways you feels most natural, like use a pen-first or touch-first technology to make fluid gestures with fingers, or draw out finer details with a pen, including: jot down notes, draw precise illustrations, or search for images on the web.
Using fingers, you can also swipe to different sections of the board, turn a virtual ruler to a angle, and drag and drop images to create a photo stack.
Create digitally using the intelligent ink that recognizes freeform drawings and turns them into standard shapes, like great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts.
And of course, the app automatically saves boards, so you can pick up where you left off or share links with others to build on top of your work.
Microsoft says, eventually the app will replace native whiteboard app currently running on SurfaceHub. In the meantime, it’s advised to install the preview app alongside your existing app.
You can download the English verson of the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview over HERE. Additional languages will be rolling out in the coming months.
Watch this video to learn more about the Microsoft Whiteboard app: