18 November, 2014

Power to loses points - Microsoft Is Sick Of PowerPoint

We can't even remember the last time we saw someone under 30 fire up a PowerPoint instead of a Prezi when giving a talk.Microsoft hopes to put the kibosh on that with Microsoft Sway, its new presentation app.

Just incase you are unaware - Sway lets you drag and drop photos, videos, files from your computer, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or cloud storage. It works via a Web browser or an app for your phone and the presentation is stored on the Web, which surely would save a lot of time.It has some nice features like "change my mood" which lets you choose a new layout, background, and fonts. The "remix" button does that for you (a little like the "I feel lucky" button on Google).

Prezi says it has over 50 million people use it including 80% of the Fortune 500. That's an awful lot of people who have had their heads turned from PowerPoint. Microsoft needs an easy-to-use alternative to Prezi, and Sway fits that bill.

Here's a demo from Microsoft's video. Notice this Microsoft ad shows the guy using Sway on an iPad. 
Are we to look for an Apple & Microsoft partnership soon?