Microsoft updates Sway presentation tools by letting others collaborate on projects
Microsoft has updated its Sway web-based multimedia presentation tools yet again. With this update, any project created in Sway can now be edited by more than one person.
The update allows Sway creators to keep track of what other authors are working on their project, along with which sections of the presentation they are editing. Any editing permissions can also be revoked if need be by the original author of the Sway document. Microsoft is also rolling out a way to create a quick copy of any Sway project for situations such as making a basic template of a report that others can change if they don't wish to start from scratch.
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The author of this piece, John Callaham, has done a fine job keeping us informed on Microsoft news:-)!
Checked it out. It worked like sh** on my Lumia. Stuttery, laggy, grainy. Simply an awful disgrace to look at.
It's not like I didn't know what Sway was beforehand, I'm simply sick of reading about stuff that shows how Microsoft neglects their own ecosystem (talk about "Windows best", eh?).
Not under Nadella's watch...
Just keep in mind its market position. Sway is not meant as replacement to PowerPoint. It was actually added to the Office Suite leaving PowerPoint in its place. With Microsofts goal to brand itself as the "productivity platform"(work and personal) it needed an easy to use tool, that works across platforms that competed against other tools in the space that did similar presentation functions, and are easy to use/format.
What it does, is provide a easy method for a progressively mobile populace to create easy to share, was to update, presentations. Some individuals find PowerPoint difficult( not everyone) and will never use it unless they have to. Sway, especially as apps are made available on all platforms and become more mature, and the web interface improved, Microsoft will have positioned itself to to have an available tool that makes creating simple presentations easy for virtually anyone from anywhere. PowerPoint's not going anywhere:-)