Some great news hit us a few days ago: CollaBoard, our Real-Time Collaboration solution for the Surface Hub and all Windows 10 devices, has been nominated for the “App Creator of the Year” Award by Microsoft! The nomination comes as a result of the cutting-edge technology we used to develop CollaBoard. Microsoft realized how powerful, innovative and productive the app is, leveraging the latest Windows 10 technologies as Cortana, Ink, Touch and Dial.
I started thinking about this while I was reading “Work like Da Vinci” by Michael J. Gelb. It hit me like a rock, it just happened. It became clearer when, about 7 years ago, I was doing a presentation to some former colleagues. The presentation was about applying what I learned from that book to our work, our job roles, our goals.
The Surface Hub brought about a completely new way of working and helped us with the digital transformation of our workplace. It has been almost one year since we integrated three of them into our offices, and they already replaced our projectors, flipcharts and videoconferencing equipment, but also positively impacted our work in many other ways.
Read more on how the Surface Hub influenced the daily work at IBV.
Sticky Notes are widely used in the real world for brainstorming, workshops, team activities (and even post-it wars!). In CollaBoard, you can do everything with Sticky Notes as you would offline, and much more. Let’s have a detailed look at three scenarios for using (virtual) Sticky Notes in CollaBoard.
In the latest version of CollaBoard (1.3.52) we implemented a new feature: project templates. These are predefined projects filled with the right tiles to easily jump-start a meeting, a brainstorming session or a workshop. At the moment you can choose from a total of six templates: here’s how to use them.
Having constantly productive virtual meetings is an ongoing challenge. There are many factors influencing the success of a virtual meeting, and generally, of a virtual team. Controlling and improving all of them is very difficult, if not impossible. So how to make virtual meetings more effective? What we found out is that engaging in a more personal way during and after meetings increases the level of attention. We therefore put together some tips for you to make your meetings more personal.
Group work at school, university and even at the office can be a challenging assignment. It is necessary to have all team members understand each other, contribute, find compromises and reach a consistent outcome in a limited amount of time. Still, it doesn’t need to be difficult. With a few simple strategies, you can dramatically improve collaboration in your team and make group work more effective. Here are five common issues of group work solved for you.
We just released a new version of CollaBoard! Now it’s even easier to access and manage your projects.
When loading a project, you will now see a list of all the projects you created or joined. You can also add project titles for a clear overview. When creating a new project, you can add a title right away to speed up collaboration. Let’s see how to use these new features in detail.
No company is an island: we all need outstanding partners to accomplish greater and better things. This is why we are thrilled to announce that Surface Hub Distributors and Resellers ALSO, Insight, Datavision, Swisscom, Red Thread as well as It Service Provider First Frame Networkers have teamed up with IBV to bring CollaBoard to a wider audience, and help us present your new way of working.
IBV recently presented CollaBoard at the Integrated System Europe (ISE) 2017 fair, held on February 7-10 at the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event, which is the largest AV and systems integration show in the world, attracts every year over 60.000 attendees. Its 2017 edition featured nearly 1,200 exhibitors.