About Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard is a cloud-based freeform whiteboard software designed to help teams share ideas and content on a digital canvas. Key features include diagramming, collaboration, templates, reporting/analytics and sketching and annotation tools.

Teams using Microsoft Whiteboard can add and manipulate shapes, images and tables to ideate and collaborate in real-time. Using various types of gridlines and board colors that can be used together or separately, staff members can customize board backgrounds. Avatars help team members to track changes made in tasks and ensure operational efficiency. Additionally, it offers text notes, GIFs and sticky notes to establish an interactive experience across users.

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45 Reviews of Microsoft Whiteboard

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.33 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(28)

28

4 stars

(14)

14

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(3)

3

1 stars

(1)

1

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June 2021

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Ignitius from Wise Owl Group of schools

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

An awesome platform that allows for collaboration and also cloud saving.

Great platform for exchange and display of skills and capabilities under one window

Pros

In the education sector where kids need to showcase their work and work together remotely, Microsoft Whiteboard is the most ideal. This has compatibility to be embedded on School Management Systems

Cons

The control credentials of the host or initiator have to be tightened so as to allow monitoring especially on the part of collaborating on the canvas

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Whiteboard

Ease to use and at economic cost.

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Whiteboard

Cost factor

February 2021

Maisarah from Digi Telecommunications

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2021

Best to pair with remote software

We are very happy to use it at the first, but after a while we start to see there are some lacking with all the feature that are offered by this software. I have opted to switch to other digital whiteboard software that can fit our work needs better.

Pros

Microsoft Whiteboard is best to be paired when me and my colleague are having an online weekly meeting or online ideas sharing. Sketching ideas and project process and idea map is very easy to do with this whiteboard and help us to interpreted our ideas into visual.

Cons

Microsoft Whiteboard is lacks of details in the feature and the tools. Like the shape option, they only has basic shape and if i need any other shape, it has to be drawn manually and it is very time consuming to do it all from the start.

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Whiteboard

Miro can fit all our needs better more that Microsoft Whiteboard has offered.

June 2021

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Ryan from Temple University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

1.0

June 2021

Half-baked and feature-free

For a product that is ostensibly part of the Office 365 suite, Microsoft Whiteboard is probably the weakest and least useful product that I've worked with so far. Yes, it's easy to create a new whiteboard; yes, you can even create a (long, ugly, hard-to-read) URL to share your whiteboard; and yes, you can even export your whiteboard as a PNG. But those aren't features--those are basic requirements--and Whiteboard barely manages to pull even those off.

Pros

The core features are competently executed--it's mind-numbingly easy to create a new whiteboard, and there is no confusion possible as to what the (very few) available tools in the toolbar do.

Cons

The list of missing features is extraordinarily long, so I'll focus on the most glaring omissions and limitations. The tool palette is quite limited; while at first glance it appears there are four different "pens," they are in fact just four copies of the same pen, all of which can be configured only minimally (width, from "1" to "6," and your choice of 15 colors). There is a highlighter tool which has similar configuration limitations and doesn't even include opacity adjustment. The eraser tool is overzealous; one errant click and giant portions of your diagram vanish. The text tool has one pre-set "handwriting" type font that I find to be practically illegible; this can't be changed. There is also a redundant "note" tool that mimics Post-It notes, but it is unclear what the purpose of these notes is intended to be, since there is no visibility control toggle, etc. The drawing experience is awful as well; the interface automatically attempts to "smooth" your drawings (you can't disable this either!), meaning that any fine details that you draw that Whiteboard interprets as errors are obliterated.

September 2021

Omar from Telepath.io

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2021

This is the best FREE software out there for whiteboards.

I think that overall it is an extremely useful software and I have used it a great deal for many things including tutoring. I would recommend Microsoft Whiteboard despite some of my critiques of the software.

Pros

One of its best features is that it is fast and extremely easy to use. You can get up and running very quickly with it and also it supports digital pen usage which is fantastic especially if you are diagramming or explaining something to someone. I love this application. I think one of the best things about it is how visually pleasing it is. I would recommend Microsoft Whiteboard overall. In short it gets the job done.

Cons

I have problems with the fonts. I do not like the lack of fonts in this application. I don't like that you have very little control over the size of the text and the size in general especially within notes. There is a lack of colors to use, there is only a small amount of colors available for usage.

June 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

An Ideal Platform

I have had a good experience with the software. It helps me express my ideas clearly as I can use a range of mediums like images, text and sketches.

Pros

Whiteboard is an amazing software to use for any kind of professionals. It is easy to use and provides a lot of help during presentation and meetings.

Cons

The only disadvantage I felt is that there are not many options of pens and brushes available. I wish there was a little diversity in colours and types of writing tools.