Microsoft’s new PowerPoint-like presentation software, Sway, has recently added support for OneDrive for Business. We’ve reported on how Sway could be an excellent tool for creative students and expressive teachers. However, Sway’s unencumbered toolsets and easy drag and drop nature could also position the software as the go-to production tool for the enterprise.
According to Microsoft;
Now when you sign in to Sway.com or Sway for Windows with Office 365 work and school accounts, you can access your OneDrive for Business account from the Insert tab. Drag and drop to add your images right into your Sways, or import PDF, Word and PowerPoint files to reuse their content in combination with additional multimedia in Sway. Support for adding video from OneDrive for Business (and via upload) is in the works—stay tuned for more!”
In addition to OneDrive for Business, Sway apps for the iPhone and iPad also received some attention. Both Sway apps for iOS were updated recently to include more grouping and navigations options. Other features include faster transitions between Edit and Preview sections, changes to the over all layout as well as addressing an Image Insert problem that was affecting users.
As for Windows users and Sway apps, per routine, Microsoft had nothing to say on the matter. While there is a Windows 10 app in the Store, and Sway can be accessed via the web, neither are as fluid as the iOS apps. Furthermore, Windows 10 Mobile users are left with the infamous ‘coming soon’ tag, which has been put in place for months. Hopefully, Microsoft is working on the Windows 10 versions of the apps and will have some more to talk about soon.
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