Microsoft introduced a new tool called Whiteboard Preview, a digital board for collective creativity. You can draw with pens or markers, attach pictures downloaded from the Internet, add notes on the dimensionless virtual canvas. The board supports automatic conversion function, which helps to easily create tables and diagrams from schematic sketches. The tool is already available for all devices supporting Windows 10. But only the subscribers of Office 365 will be able to share a link to the project and start using it collectively.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the large financial institution of Australia is preparing the issue of bonds on blockchain. The technology will be used to transfer and redeem debt securities. According to the representatives of the bank, CBA considers the use of the distributed register also in other financial areas, for example, when working with loans. The new solution will be launched in the first half of 2018.
Instagram has developed a standalone messaging application that replaces the Direct tool. According to the developers, in a separate application they realize additional opportunities and significantly increase speed of data exchange. A new service can already be tested in Turkey, Italy, Israel, Chile, Portugal and Uruguay. The release date in other countries is not yet known.