Monday, 11 December, 2017

Microsoft's collaborative Whiteboard app for Windows 10 rolls out of private beta

Microsoft releases preview of collaborative Whiteboard app for Windows 10 Microsoft Whiteboard app now available for all Windows 10 devices
Sherri Watson | 06 December, 2017, 19:57

Microsoft Whiteboard, a new creative collaboration app that Microsoft first demoed back in May is launching in preview today.

Microsoft alongside the announcement of its revised Surface Pro earlier this year teased a new collaboration app for Windows 10.

"With the preview of Microsoft Whiteboard, you can use intelligent ink that recognizes your freeform drawings and turns them into standard shapes, so it's easy to create great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts", the company explained in a blog post. This discount is only valid for 7 days so if you want the apps, better act fast.

As Fluent Design on Windows 10 Mobile ruins the performance of the applications, Microsoft has made a decision to remove the new design language from Windows phones.

The Whiteboard preview is available now for the English-language version of Windows 10, with support for other languages coming in "a few months", according to Microsoft. Microsoft has offered similar capabilities on some devices, specifically the giant Surface Hub device.

As you can probably guess, the biggest feature of this app is the collaborative aspect, but this will require users to have an Office 365 subscription. For SurfaceHub customers, the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview will eventually replace the native whiteboard app now running on your SurfaceHub.