Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Windows 10 gets a Whiteboard

Windows 10 gets a Whiteboard

Microsoft alongside the announcement of its revised Surface Pro earlier this year teased a new collaboration app for Windows 10. "In the meantime, you can install the preview of the Microsoft Whiteboard alongside your existing app".

Additionally, intelligent ink can be used with the preview of the Microsoft Whiteboard, which recognises freeform drawings and turns them into standard shapes, so it's easy to create great-looking tables, diagrams, and flowcharts. "And 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".

As Fluent Design on Windows 10 Mobile ruins the performance of the applications, Microsoft has chose to remove the new design language from Windows phones. As mentioned before, the app is rolling out to Windows 10 users today and should be available in the Windows Store.

While the app is free to use, at least one participant with an Office 365 personal, school or work account is needed for multi-user collaboration. The company said the new app will replace the native Surface Hub whiteboard app when it becomes generally available in a "few months". Both the apps support a full stack of editing tools with the ability to work with PSD files.

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