When Pro announced a new surface a few months ago, Microsoft also took the opportunity to preview the Whiteboard, a Windows 10 application aimed at providing creative and commercial collaboration between devices. Since then, the application has only been available as a private home, but as of today, Microsoft is offering a public beta for anyone with a Windows 10 device.
Whiteboard is a little catchy application. It is a kind of digital brother from Microsoft’s expensive. The application will start to be implemented in Windows 10 over the next 24 hours, providing the ability to generate ideas, ideas, repetitions and all those other fun things in real time on multiple devices that run the same operating system.
The application uses an exchange or pen input and converts objects into standard shapes to create tables, flowcharts, charts and the like. Keep working in the cloud, others can continue where they stopped. It seems a very convincing application, one that runs between the traditional line of Microsoft’s work and its current motivation to recruit more creative types through the product’s product line.
Of course, this kind of applications works really hard to correct, even with all the progress of cloud-based cooperation in recent years. Cross-device collaboration requires at least one person to have a subscription to Office 360. The dashboard is white from the beta, but still in the preview, so it’s not exactly the final version. Microsoft continues to request comments, including feature requests through the application.
It is not known whether the application can reach additional operating systems, but due to Microsoft’s mobile strategy recently, I will not be surprised to see its arrival on Android devices and iOS in the future is not too long.