enable offline use of microsoft whiteboard since there are times you can be in places without internet connection
unmesh alawani commented
We prepare academic materials irrespective of whether internet is working or not working. Atleast make it work offline. It can be activated once internet starts working in the online class mode. If the material is sent to students before a session, provide a way to save all the documents in pdf.
I recently found out that this app only works online.
It's amazing that the app works only online.
Fire the person who designed it to work only online.
Why should this app only work online?
pleasee add this feature. it will be very helpful.
Allow its use offline
What the **** is wrong with you people? Some moron thought it's necessary to be connected to the internet for the whiteboard app to work...
Of course offline use should be enabled. That should be the default and if there's an internet connection... bonus!
Also want to use it offline, especially on trains without reliable connection!
Paul Perkins commented
Agree, allow offline use. It is irritating to see that popup every few seconds. Just save the changes locally and then when the computer is connected to the internet, then you can send the data to your servers. It makes it appear that no testing is done on this product when it keeps popping up a box to sign in every few seconds.
What is this online connection fuckery? Let's make a useful app and then ******* up by making it useless unless you have a internet connect! Even with a room full of great minds there is always one stupid ****, they had one job and ****** it. Can you tell im irritated? ********!
Ethan Case commented
No offline functionality makes this completely useless, and there is no earthly reason why you'd need to be online all the time, when other MS programs like OneNote have this figured out.
I don't have roaming internet
As a relief teacher, this is BS. Do I need internet for a white board app on a Mac? Microsoft you have done it again.
everything about this new version sucks
Michael D.Tan commented
have no issue if MS insists there be regular (weekly? monthly?) internet connection. but always need to login with internet is hoary and dare i say very dismissive of Microsoft and Bill Gates to developing countries who do not have internet connection 24/7 either because it just is not available everywhere, or it is too expensive to maintain a connection. I am writing this using MS Surface Pro. It didnt come with sim card connectivity (even if i am inclined to connect it which im not since 80% of the time i work from home or office but whole point of MOBILITY is bringing the surface tablet places to work away from home / office. poor show, tbh am thinking of going back to Apple where things make sense.
MS is free to check my account - i pay and subscribe to software so it galls me that with this kind of attitude from MS, i wonder why i bother to pay them ...
At least drop the silly modal dialog. How often is a user able to decrypt the "error code" and take meaningful action? If you tell me that there is no internet connectivity, chances are that there really isn't any internet connection available, or I need to be disconnected somehow. At least fail the internet connection silently, with an unobtrusive visual perhaps, and retry the connection later without bugging the user about it, like how well-designed robust software should. This is basic modern UX - stop interrupting the user with things that he can't do anything about! People could write software to recover from all kinds of exceptions to send a man to the moon decades ago, and this thing fails to recover from a bloody loss of connectivity to do what it's meant to do - be a ******* simple whiteboard!
Yes, this is really annoying, please do something about it...
Same request, different reason. I choose anonymity. Microsoft doesn't get to indefinitely keep, monitor, data mine, monetize, or otherwise seize my creativity as yet another way of transforming my psyche into a corporate asset. Laughably overbroad EULAs aside, no corporation owns my soul.
For me it's basically unusable without an offline mode.
Yeah I don't understand why offline mode is not available! To check it's whiteboard (stored on the computer) or create a new one.
[Deleted User] commented
yes offline use woud be perfect, there are still places without internet connection..
I'd be absolutely fine with the general online requirement, provided I can work with it offline, too. It's like with Outlook - I can open Outlook to check my calendar and even write emails offline but they will be sent only next time I'm online.
I use Whiteboard in training situations and workshops. And yes: in some departments and classrooms there is no Internet connection allowed - or there might even be technical problems. There are so many reasons for not having an internet connection... Everybody will understand that not ALL features will be availabe offline but please let us at least work with the basic features offline.
I am unable to write on board...