Microsoft Brings Real-time Collaboration for Inking in Windows 10

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Cloud, Microsoft Consumer Services, Office 365, Windows, Windows 10 with 19 Comments

Microsoft is today releasing Whiteboard, a new Office app for Windows 10 devices built for modern devices. Microsoft showed off Whiteboard earlier this year, promising a release for its Surface devices by the end of this year. Today, the company is releasing the first preview of Whiteboard for all Windows 10 devices.

Whiteboard brings real-time collaboration to Windows 10 devices. Office 365 subscribers will be able to use the app to collaborate on a canvas with others in real-time, just like you can collaborate on Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. For the real-time collaboration to work, at least one person in your group must have an Office 365 subscription.

The idea behind Whiteboard is actually pretty clever, as it makes collaboration really easy through the virtual whiteboard. The app includes an intelligent feature which can turn your drawings of standard shapes, tables into actual diagrams and tables so they look much nicer on the canvas. You can also add pictures from the web or your device, add sticky notes, create image stacks, and more.

Whiteboard doesn’t limit you to a single whiteboard, so you can work on multiple different whiteboards and work on them whenever you want. Here’s a look at the new Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10:

Microsoft Whiteboard will be available here from the Microsoft Store sometime later today. Keep in mind that the feature is only accessible to Windows 10 users who use English as their OS language.

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