Microsoft adds media embed support and more in its latest Sway update

Microsoft's recently launched web-based presentation service Sway, which had an open preview launch in December, got a new update today. It now allows users to embed content from a variety of media sources to its Sway presentation.

The company says:

"Sway now also lets you easily embed a variety of web content types from other services in your Sway—including videos, images, audio clips, maps, charts and documents. This expands the types of interactive multimedia you can include in Sway to help communicate your ideas.

Some of those sources include Excel Online, SoundCloud for audio support, Vine and Vimeo for video support and more. Today's update also allows Sway user to import content from older Word .doc and PowerPoint .ppt file formats. In addition, PDF, Word and PowerPoint content can now be added directly from a user's OneDrive account. Finally, Sway users now have a "Separate" option for any grouped cards.

Source: Office blog

John Callaham