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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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

10 Reviews of Microsoft Whiteboard

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.90 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

2.5

Functionality

3.5

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April 2020

Nisitha from 3twentymarket

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Consumer Electronics

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2020

Best tool to teach(No doubt about it)

It's really good for users I will highly recommend for others as well

Pros

It is user friendly software which is very easy to make my task in a perfect manner as I think.

Cons

Need to check with more personalize service to the customers.

August 2020

Amanda from Itron

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Utilities

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2020

In a Remote World, It's an Inexpensive Resource

Overall it was a free tool as part of our existing Microsoft Office 365 solution and has given remote teams an option to brainstorm and collaborate virtually. It will take some learning either through their free training resources or if internally created to your organization.

Pros

It was easy enough to download the desktop app and start using immediately. A nice option for team brainstorming sessions while all remote. Collaborative capability with multiple users simultaneously.

Cons

As with most Microsoft products there's a learning curve - takes some time playing around with it to discover how to accomplish the task you had in mind. Still discovering new options and ways to make it more user-friendly within our team. Hard to see everything at once, need to zoom in and out and move around the page a lot if you have a lot of content on one board.

January 2021

Alexandru from Information Technology and Services

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

The best software for brainstorming

From my point of view it is a great tool for productivity

Pros

What I like the most it is that we can use it in meeting to share ideas, design diagrams and to just brainstorm

Cons

I don't have anything that I dislike about this software

December 2020

Özen from Turkish Petroleum Refineries Co.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2020

Helpful but Should be Improved

It would not be fair to have many valuable feature from a free online tool but when we check the alternatives on the market, Whiteboard has a long way to reach current market standards but with the positional power of Microsoft, they will be able to improve their software in accordance with customer expectations.

Pros

Being cloud based makes it easy to use with various users simultaneously. Its adoption to tablet or tablet like touch screen devices is quiet helpful.

Cons

The software shall be modified with additional features especially to be an effective tool for crowded workshops or training activities.

January 2021

Chris from The Forge

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

A Collaboration Dream!

Like I said above, it's perfect for working with a bunch of people at once. It gives everyone a voice and helps everyone work together on whatever project you may be focused on.

Pros

If you're a part of a team that works together then you have to try Whiteboard! It's so easy to use and perfect for allowing everyone to get involved on a project together. A must have if you do any collaboration at all.

Cons

Nothing so far. It seems like a pretty easy program to learn and definitely easy to implement. So far so good!

July 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2020

Easy and free whiteboard cloud-based Software

I use Microsoft Whiteboard to prepare simple slides to use in my tutorials.

Pros

I'm glad that Microsoft Whiteboard is also available for pc. I downloaded it for free on Microsoft Store for Windows10. It is a simple whiteboard on which I write using a digital pen easily. On my board I can also load different types of documents, as PDF, Word or Power Point document, and photos. I can draw using different colors, and underline, or cancel. I can save my work as PNG o SVG. Being is a cloud-based software, I can also work with others, giving them the link to my board. Microsoft Whiteboard is easy, fun, and free.

Cons

Surely many features could be added. I can't say it's a competitive product, but it is free, easy, with basic functions. That is enough for a quick work.

July 2020

Buddika from D & L Creations

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Presentation Made Easy

Overall experience is good.If developers can add some other options which can helpful this product will be more useful

Pros

One Of the Good Pdesentation Tools i have used.With The Options Like Diagramming And analytics I Could Easily Arrange My Weekly Presentations. I would recommend this to any who need a product to manage presentations for business or personal

Cons

It does bot have enough presentation tools and project planning options.we have to create everthing manually with separate sources.If the developers can make solutions for these problems it will take this prodict to a high level

October 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2020

Superseded by OneNote

I trialled this product and ultimately found it unsuitable for team collaboration. OneNote is a far better choice for that.

Pros

The ability to doodle thoughts, ideas, plans on a virtual whiteboard and share them to the wider team for further consideration. Having access to a tablet or touch-based device also enables you to capture your thoughts in finer detail

Cons

Seems overly focused on replicating a physical whiteboard into a digital space along with the lack of flexibility when it comes to entering in content. You're hamstrung if you attempt to use a desktop PC instead of a tablet.

September 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Delightful addition to remote meetings

A delightful experience and great addition to a remote world of collaboration.

Pros

Truly brings the live whiteboard to the desktop without the dreaded chance someone will erase your great work.

Cons

Can be difficult to see the whole screen and make sense of it, but the user can easily manage that once they get the hang of it.

November 2020

Aaron from NSW Health

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

1.0

November 2020

Very limited whiteboard tool

I was excited to discover MS Whiteboard within my workplace's office suite, however it is too limited. Not enough templates, poor functionality. It had so much potential as an integrated solution to the MS Office suite.

Pros

Whiteboard tool integrated into Microsoft suite of tools, shareable, online (browser based) whiteboard.

Cons

Limited feature set, templates and functionality that makes for a poor choice compared to other online whiteboards such as Miro, Mural