Enable Microsoft Whiteboard to Whiteboard collaboration in Surface Hub

The most recent version of Microsoft Whiteboard has many new capabilities — including persisted whiteboards, enhanced collaboration, and support for Windows. In today’s post, we’ll see how to enable Whiteboard to Whiteboard collaboration in Surface Hub.

Enable Microsoft Whiteboard to Whiteboard collaboration

You can install the Microsoft Whiteboard app for Windows 10 on Surface Hub by downloading it from the Microsoft Store. After installing, sign in to Whiteboard with a free Microsoft account or an Office 365 account.

Enable Microsoft Whiteboard to Whiteboard collaboration

When installed, Microsoft Whiteboard gets pinned to the Welcome screen of your Surface Hub. From there, you can access a variety of color pens, highlighters, and erasers from the bottom of the screen. However, to enable Whiteboard to Whiteboard collaboration, you’ll need to carry out three steps in the given sequence.

  1. Sign in with your organization ID
  2. Start a session
  3. Copy and paste this link into a Skype chat with another Surface Hub.

A whiteboard permits a user to remotely collaborate with his/her co-workers in real time.

1] Sign in with your organization ID

To start a collaboration session, go to the Whiteboard app and hit the Sign in button.

When prompted, sign in with your organization ID.

2] Start a session

Soon after, you sign in, an invite button should be visible to you, adjacent to your name at the top of the app. Click the button and choose ‘Start session’.

The action when confirmed will allow Whiteboard to generate a link that you can readily share with others.

3] Copy and paste this link into a Skype chat

Whiteboard message

Now, simply Copy and paste this link into a Skype chat with another Surface Hub

When the link is received on the other Surface Hub, the recipient can tap the link, sign in to Whiteboard, and then begin collaborating in real-time. Also, the user can copy and paste other content, use smart ink features like Ink to Shape, and co-author together.

For more information, visit this Microsoft Webpage. 

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