Whiteboard Public Preview

Microsoft Whiteboard is a freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content come together. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview is the next version of the existing Microsoft Whiteboard app on Surface Hub. Microsoft Whiteboard Preview adds support for Windows 10 PCs, letting users directly install from the Microsoft Store once it's turned on for their organization. For the Surface Hub, the Preview app can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Store and will be installed side-by-side with the existing Whiteboard app.

What's New in the Preview

  • Support for both Surface Hub and Windows 10 PCs.

  • You can save your whiteboards to access them later.

  • Built-in collaboration support that no longer requires OneDrive for Business.

  • You can add sticky notes with text or ink.

  • You can create stack collections that include images, sticky notes, and ink.

Enable Microsoft Whiteboard Preview for your organization

Because Microsoft Whiteboard is currently in preview, it's not automatically enabled for customers. Instead, an Office 365 global admin must enable Microsoft Whiteboard Preview for your organization. To do so, just open the Office 365 Admin Center.

  1. Go to the Office 365 admin center.

  2. On the Admin center home page go to Settings and then choose Services & add-ins.

    In the Office 365 admin page, go to Settings and then choose Services & add-ins.
  3. On the Service & add-ins page, scroll down and choose Whiteboard Preview.

    On the Services & add-ins page, choose Whiteboard.
  4. On the Whiteboard panel, toggle Turn Whiteboard on or off for your entire organization to On > Save.

    On the Whiteboard panel, toggle Whiteboard on.

Frequently asked questions

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What Office 365 Suites are supported?

  • Business Essentials

  • Business Premium

  • Microsoft 365 Firstline F1

  • Enterprise Firstline F1

  • Enterprise Firstline F2

  • Enterprise E1

  • Enterprise E2

  • Enterprise E3

  • Enterprise E4

  • Enterprise E5

  • Secure Productive Business

  • Secure Productive Enterprise E3

  • Secure Productive Enterprise E5

  • Education E1

  • Education E2

  • Education E3

  • Education E4

  • Education A1

  • Education A3

  • Education A4

  • Education A5

  • Microsoft 365 A3

  • Microsoft 365 A5

  • Home

  • Personal

What languages are currently supported?

The Microsoft Whiteboard Public Preview is currently only in English.

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