Microsoft begins rollout of Whiteboard Preview collaboration canvas

Microsoft is gradually rolling out the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview app, a freeform digital canvas for creative collaboration, available for download on Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is designed for teams that need to ideate, iterate, and work together both in person and remotely, and across multiple devices.

Whiteboard Preview includes a limitless surface and real-time collaboration across multiple devices.

Users can see where everyone is on the board and the updates they’re making—whether they’re adding images, putting up sticky notes, or creating diagrams. Remote workers can now join in and contribute to the discussion.

Microsoft Whiteboard Preview works with both pen and finger. Using a pen users can jot down notes, draw precise illustrations, or search for images on the web.

Using fingers users can swipe to different sections of your board, turn the virtual ruler to the angle you want, and drag and drop images to create a photo stack.

Microsoft Whiteboard use intelligent ink to recognise freeform drawings and turn them into standard shapes, to create great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts. Unlike traditional whiteboards, the app automatically saves your boards, so you can pick up where you left off or share links to your boards, so others can build on top of your work.

The app is free with a Windows 10 device, but one participant with an Office 365 personal, work, or school account is needed for multi-party collaboration.

For SurfaceHub customers, the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview will eventually replace the native whiteboard app currently running on SurfaceHub. In the meantime, users can install the preview of the Microsoft Whiteboard alongside your existing app.

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