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Jan 30 2018 09:22 AM
Good info, thanks for sharing this link!
@Michael Holste wrote:
Per the roadmap here: https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabili... Whiteboard functionality is coming to Teams Q2 2018
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Jul 03 2018 05:06 AM
Does anyone know how (or can) it integrate with Microsoft Teams? We don't have a Surface Hub, but could benefit from using a whiteboard in Teams.
Jul 24 2018 05:33 AM
@Greg McKenna wrote:
Microsoft has been running a TV add featuring a whiteboard in the add. In fine print it indicated the whiteboard will be available soon. Is there any information on the Teams whiteboard and/or availability?
Possible Solution: InVision Freehand
As best I can tell, Microsoft has settled on integrating InVision Freehand as their Whiteboard solution for Teams. It requires at least one member of a team to register with InVision. However, does offer a free usage level but the registration is necessary to create a board. Once created, anyone on the team can collaborate on the board.
A Whiteboard drawing session can be added along the top of any Channel conversation. Look for the header tabs (Conversation, Files, Organization, Activity, etc). User the "+" link to add a tab. From the subsequent dialog, you can find all the integrated solutions; InVision Freehand is among them.
I've spent several hours over the last few days auditioning various Whiteboard utilities. As with so many things of this sort, each one lacks at least one feature found in others that you wish it had.
I like the Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10 because it will allow for use of mouse or drawing tablet. However, it's major weakness is that once you create a shape object, you can't resize it. You can only move it around; and that with some difficulty. With that in mind, out of all that I've tried, InVision Freehand truly is among the easiest to learn and use. I'm planning to introduce it to my team this week.
Good luck, all.
Dec 26 2018 11:26 AM
So, I've been trying to find some clarity on a roadmap item which led me here. I cannot understand why Microsoft would pick a third-party service to handle the Whiteboard feature in meetings, rather than their existing Whiteboard app.
Am I missing something here? Is there another effort to integrate the REAL Whiteboard app with Teams?
Reference roadmap item: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?featureid=24183
Jan 02 2019 06:39 AM - edited Aug 14 2020 11:22 AM
Everything I have is speculation based on moderate research at best. I have seen no official word on anything related to the whiteboard beyond the existence of this integration with InVision. I agree that going with 3rd-party seems odd when they have one. Perhaps, the decision was as simple as, "It's easier to integrate with an existing product than to devote time and resource to improving the in-house version."
It may also come down to effort vs impact. Until it can be determined that there is enough demand for the Whiteboard feature, it simply makes more business sense to link an outside vendor and then evaluate the response. Perhaps we'll know more when the 2019 roadmap is finalized.