Announced today, the Microsoft Whiteboard is now GA for all Windows 10 devices.
The Microsoft Whiteboard app was in preview for a year or so and will be updated using the Microsoft Store from Microsoft Whiteboard (Preview) to Microsoft Whiteboard.
Amongst the new features, you can find an improved UI:
A better sharing experience:
With the ability to turn off web sharing links:
And Bing image search is back!
For Surface Hub, The existing whiteboard (Microsoft Whiteboard 2016) will continue to be the default whiteboard app and will launch when the pen is picked up (Don't tell me you didn't that!!) or from the Welcome screen.
Heads up for some limitations:
- The existing app (Microsoft Whiteboard 2016) cannot collaborate with Surface Hubs running the new version (Microsoft Whiteboard).
- Screen clipping will not launch the whiteboard app when the two versions of Whiteboard are installed side-by-side on a Surface Hub.
- The new version currently supports exporting whiteboards as .png files only. So no emails or export to OneNote files (Though you can access the whiteboard from your PC at any time!)
You can choose when to roll out the new Microsoft Whiteboard app - follow this blog for information on how to roll out the new app for your organization.
For the official announcement - click here.
For Surface Hub readiness - click here.