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Microsoft Whiteboard continues to evolve rapidly. This month we are introducing Whiteboard integration into Teams meetings and two intelligent inking features. Whether you choose to participate from the meeting room or remotely, Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams Meetings (commercial preview) empowers meeting attendees from the same tenant to participate in the conversation, regardless of the device used. For quick and easy collaboration, the board is automatically shared with all meeting attendees. To enable Whiteboard in a Teams meeting, please turn on the Whiteboard web preview here.

 

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Ink grab, enables you to take a picture of your notes scribbled on a physical whiteboard and convert them into digital ink on the Whiteboard App. You don’t have to recreate your board from scratch and all of the information is captured. If you start an ad-hoc brainstorm session on the physical whiteboard, you can easily continue on the digital whiteboard and include remote collaborators in the conversation. Simply take a picture of the content and use ink grab to transform them into digital ink.

 

Bad handwriting? Don’t worry! Ink beautification increases the readability of quickly-jotted notes in the Whiteboard canvas, which analyzes handwriting and automatically replaces it with more legible strokes.   This feature increases collaboration, learning and ideation by addressing common reasons users tell us they find it difficult to use pen or ink.

 

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Together, these intelligent inking features reduce the friction associated with collaboration. With the magic wand, your collaborators will be able to easily collaborate with you on your inking creations.  Ink grab and ink beautification are available in Win10 app, and ink beautification will roll out in the next iOS app update.

 

Provide your team with an infinite digital canvas by downloading Microsoft Whiteboard today.

15 Comments
Regular Visitor
What about regular users? Do these features come to customer whiteboard too?
Community Manager

What do you think of these inking updates @Luise Freese and @Mathew Gilbertson?

Regular Visitor

They look great @Anna Chu, very cool indeed.  Looking forward to being able to assign items from the whiteboard to action items in To Do!  

Frequent Visitor

This is a good start, but we need the ability to add shapes and images at a minimum for this to be useful.

New Contributor

Why is whiteboard not part of Teams store? Not all Orgs Support Windows store ... :( like mine :((


@Itai Almog wrote:

Microsoft Whiteboard continues to evolve rapidly. This month we are introducing Whiteboard integration into Teams meetings and two intelligent inking features. Whether you choose to participate from the meeting room or remotely, Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams Meetings (commercial preview) empowers meeting attendees from the same tenant to participate in the conversation, regardless of the device used. For quick and easy collaboration, the board is automatically shared with all meeting attendees. To enable Whiteboard in a Teams meeting, please turn on the Whiteboard web preview here.

 

104115_WHITEBOARD_IN_TEAMS_V07.gif

 

Ink grab, enables you to take a picture of your notes scribbled on a physical whiteboard and convert them into digital ink on the Whiteboard App. You don’t have to recreate your board from scratch and all of the information is captured. If you start an ad-hoc brainstorm session on the physical whiteboard, you can easily continue on the digital whiteboard and include remote collaborators in the conversation. Simply take a picture of the content and use ink grab to transform them into digital ink.

 

Bad handwriting? Don’t worry! Ink beautification increases the readability of quickly-jotted notes in the Whiteboard canvas, which analyzes handwriting and automatically replaces it with more legible strokes.   This feature increases collaboration, learning and ideation by addressing common reasons users tell us they find it difficult to use pen or ink.

 

109995_INK_BEAUTIFICATION_FOR_WHITEBOARD_V03.gif

 

Together, these intelligent inking features reduce the friction associated with collaboration. With the magic wand, your collaborators will be able to easily collaborate with you on your inking creations.  Ink grab and ink beautification are available in Win10 app, and ink beautification will roll out in the next iOS app update.

 

Provide your team with an infinite digital canvas by downloading Microsoft Whiteboard today.


 

Occasional Contributor

Is this available on macOS?

Microsoft

@Shaked_Benratzon Ink grab and Ink beautification are currently available for all commercial and education customers. We will roll these out to all O365 subscribers in the upcoming months.

Microsoft

Thanks @Mathew Gilbertson for taking a look at the update. The idea of assigning items from the Whiteboard to action items in To Do is something we're looking into :)

Microsoft

Thanks @joesstlouis for the feedback, can you please elaborate what capability are you looking for?

Microsoft

@Ulf Lundqvist we're working to bring Whiteboard to all devices, including MacOS devices. Today, commercial customers can access the Whiteboard on a Mac via the Whiteboard web app that's currently in preview. We plan to roll it out to a broader audience later this year.

Frequent Visitor

@Itai AlmogWe're looking for 2 main things in the whiteboard.  First we need ability to draw basic shapes on the whiteboard area.  We would also need the ability to import jpeg, png and pdf's into the whiteboard area that could be drawn on and saved to onedrive or locally.  I know some of these features are available in the desktop app, but not via Teams at this time.

Microsoft

Love inking and ink beautification.  Need ability to type as well as ink. This was used consistently in our team meetings in Skype and need to be back on par with that functionality to make it fully useful for our biz collab purposes.

Microsoft

Unfortunately the whiteboard isn't fully integrated into TEAMs from my experience.  Some times users must go to the store and download the white board before they can fully utilize the functionality themselves.  AND the inability to type diminishes the functionality of the Whiteboard.  When there are many users trying to collaborate and communicate, not being able to type makes the messages very hard to read.  :-) Close and getting closer - improvements should be coming soon hopefully

New Contributor

Is there a time frame when the Android app will be available? And will that integrate Samsung stylus devices (Tab, Note)?

New Contributor

@Itai AlmogWhat are the requirements of Ink Grab? I'm not seeing it anywhere in the app.