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Microsoft Whiteboard comes to the web and Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Whiteboard collaboration
Microsoft Whiteboard collaboration (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Whiteboard is now avaialble on the web and within Microsoft Teams.
  • People can now access Microsoft Whiteboard through office.com (opens in new tab) or whiteboard.microsoft.com (opens in new tab).
  • Whiteboards created with Microsoft Teams meetings can be referred to after a meeting ends.

Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Whiteboard for the web and within Microsoft Teams. Now, people can easily collaborate with people using Microsoft Whiteboard regardless of what device they're using or if they have an app installed. Microsoft announced the feature during Ignite 2019.

People can now use Microsoft through office.com (opens in new tab) or whiteboard.microsoft.com (opens in new tab). The web version of Microsoft Whiteboard does not have all of the same features as Microsoft's Whiteboard applications. Instead, it focuses on inking in real-time. Microsoft's techcommunity post announcing Whiteboard's availability states, "We are starting from an experience that is focused on real-time inking but are committed to bringing additional functionality from our native apps over time."

Microsoft Whiteboard is also an option for collaboration within Microsoft Teams. People can select Microsoft Whiteboard from the share option within Microsoft Teams and begin working together. The created whiteboard is available to all users within a meeting. After a meeting concludes, a whiteboard tab is available, allowing meeting attendees to refer back to the whiteboard.

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Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • "Microsoft Whiteboard is now available on the web...it focuses on inking in real-time" How does this work if Web browser's don't support inking, like the EdgeHTML-version of Edge does with the Surface pen?
  • Please, MS, drop the requirement to have an MS email to use shared whiteboards. I work w/ clients who don't have an account and have to show my whiteboard by screenshare rather than direct share, as we used to have on Lync. Why this requirement is beyond me, does nothing to promote and share your products.