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

Image of a collection of Microsoft Whiteboard boards

According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is now rolling out to all English versions of Windows 10, with additional languages to come in the months ahead (Note: the app isn't live at the time of writing, but should be on the Microsoft Store shortly). It's sort of a digital sibling to Microsoft's pricey Surface Hub.

When it announced the new Surface Pro a few months back, Microsoft also used the opportunity to preview Whiteboard, a Windows 10 app created to offer creative and business collaboration across devices.

As its name suggests, the app provides a canvas for sketching out ideas, illustrating concepts, collaborating on designs and any other task that can be done on a typical whiteboard that's mounted on a conference room wall. To use the app, which is free, one participant in a collaborative session must have an Office 365 personal, work or school account. As mentioned before, the app is rolling out to Windows 10 users today and should be available in the Windows Store. Support for other langues is going to be available "in the coming months".

Whiteboard is a compelling little app. Early adopters can download the Microsoft Whiteboard preview and run it alongside the soon-to-be-retired app.

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.

More information, including a FAQ with additional details for IT administrators and end-users, is available here.



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