Both are great options for creating engaging presentations; but where PowerPoint is singularly focused on traditional presentation creation, Sway seems to take a natural, evolutionary step forward into an increasingly connected world. You can change the privacy settings for any presentation so that you can control who sees the content or who can edit the content. Your Sways are synced through the cloud, making it easy to view and edit across your devices. Microsoft today released an update for their Sway app for Windows 10 devices. Sharing editing rights with others is also a snap.
Remember, all of your Sways will remain where you left them, and you can continue to access the service via the web app. The service will no longer work on iPhone and iPad as of December 17, 2018. First off, we have enjoyed using Sway as a means to distributing a monthly newsletter for our organization. Users can even import content from social media websites like , , and. Just makes it quick and easy to do when all you have handy is your mobile device. This is what will replace PowerPoint, once it's finished. Check out the full change log below.
If the first design isn't right for you, Remix! Featuring gritty, grounded multiplayer combat, the biggest zombie ever offerin. The app has been updated to version 1. Version I'm using today has limits -- can't use your stylus to write on the screen, can't print your presentation for handouts. The presentation service was , and has sort of struggled to find its place in the Office lineup. But I had to delete my title slide and make a new one when all I really wanted to do was change the photo. Other text options include bullet and number lists, and regardless of the theme, you can use bold and italics to emphasize text. This allows you to have a back up, for the situations where you can't connect to WiFi, or to have handouts.
Not to mention movies anywhere is a 3rd party developer and not made by Microsoft. Microsoft offers a free consumer version and also bundles Sway in Office 365 subscriptions for organizations. Readers can like and comment on your Sway on Docs. Full background images slowly zoom to keep the eye engaged, and elements fly in at angles when you scroll a page up to reveal them. You'll also see a three-line hamburger menu at top left, and tapping this reveals five options: My Sways, Feedback, Create New, Open, and your user name.
So what makes it different? There's a bit of a learning curve involved to get familiarized with the interface, but loading the example Sway presentations created by Microsoft should help with this and, indeed, they show just what is possible. I was not at Ignite and would really like to check those sessions out. Groove music died due to no advertisements. The Sway team has also brought an option to Record and Embed video clips in Sways by using Office 365 work or school account. After that date, when you open the app you will be greeted with a message directing you to Sway online. Any visibility over these changes welcomed. There are also Sway apps for iPad and iPhone.
There are also choices for Facebook, Twitter, and embed codes, but I'm disappointed that there's no email option. The announcement added an assurance that Sway for Windows 10 isn't going away. Sway is a digital storytelling app that makes it easy to create visually striking presentations, newsletters, and personal stories to share with others. It has released a number of big Sway updates over the past year, and indeed big updates to the rest of its Office suite. The latest update to the Sway app is available for download via the App Store and you can get it by clicking the below App Store link.
Family, friends, classmates, and colleagues can see your digital creation just by clicking on your Sway link. Sway was offered for general release by in August 2015. I've been looking all over for a digital signage solution that was easy to edit for non techy users like a receptionist , but also looked beautiful like sway and allowed for dynamic content update such as weather and stocks like sway , and doesn't cost an arm and a leg like sway. You're free, however, to edit the fonts and colors of these via a Customize button. They can also be accessed using apps for and. Finally, on the top right are easily accessible options for playing your Sway, keeping track of and inviting other authors to collaborate with, a convenient Share menu and a quick-access button to Microsoft's Sway tutorials on YouTube.
The list of supported embedding sites on includes a nice range of options. It was designed to be sort of like a modern PowerPoint, allowing users to create beautiful presentations that are interactive and for all different screen sizes. Is Sway for Windows 10 also going away? Use videos or interactive charts to engage your audience like never before. Sways can then be shared on social networks and embedded on sites. Not to mention, the website does not allow creating or editing with a mobile browser. Use your Office 365 home, school, or work account, or your Microsoft account to get started. Just add your content, and let Sway do the rest.