As organizations world wide start implementing hybrid work insurance policies, Microsoft is making it even simpler for staff to visually share their concepts in Microsoft Teams with a collection of latest updates for Microsoft Whiteboard.
Microsoft Whiteboard is an online collaboration tool that enables customers to brainstorm and provide you with new concepts in a shared visible house. Whereas the software program big’s whiteboarding app can be utilized by itself, it may also be used with the corporate’s video conferencing software.
When customers open the brand new Whiteboard, they will be greeted with a model new consumer interface that mixes a clear, fashionable appear and feel with improved performance. As a part of this new visible refresh, the app’s options are additionally simpler to entry and discover.
On desktop, laptops and tablets, the entire app’s inking instruments and content material creation menus are separated to scale back cognitive load whereas an app bar on the high of the canvas offers entry to all of Whiteboard’s collaboration options and board-specific properties. Nonetheless, on cellular, the creation panel and board controls are hidden to optimize display screen actual property. The addition of enormous, colourful icons additionally makes Microsoft Whiteboard straightforward to make use of for mouse, contact and pen customers alike.
As a part of Microsoft’s new updates to Whiteboard, the corporate has added greater than 40 new, absolutely customizable templates to assist customers get began sooner. There are templates for quite a few frequent situations together with brainstorming, downside fixing, group initiatives and extra.
To assist Whiteboard grow to be extra colourful and arranged, Microsoft has additionally added new sticky notes with 12 colourful shades to select from. Whereas these new colours can be utilized to create a shade code system for initiatives, customers may assign one shade per particular person to make it simpler to see who got here up with which concepts. As a way to additional facilitate collaboration, Microsoft has additionally added light-weight contextual suggestions with a set of enjoyable and fascinating reactions.
Pictures and shapes may also be added to initiatives in Microsoft Whiteboard to seize consideration in addition to to convey summary and complicated ideas. Shapes may even be used to create flowcharts and diagrams.
As digital ink is a crucial a part of Whiteboard, Microsoft has additionally added 15 new pen and highlighter shade choices and a variety of thicknesses to assist customers visualize content material and produce their concepts to life. Microsoft Whiteboard customers can now ink straight traces, arrows, and shapes with ink to form recognition. In the meantime, keyboard shortcuts for ink instruments make it simpler to change between instruments in order that customers can keep targeted on their content material with out having to vary focus to the toolbar.
Whether or not you are utilizing Microsoft’s all new Surface Studio Laptop, the Surface Go 2, the Surface Duo 2 and even your smartphone, creating and collaborating with colleagues in Groups will now be even simpler thanks to those newest updates to Microsoft Whiteboard.