Microsoft launches Office Remote app for Windows Phone 8

Businesses frequently use Microsoft Office for meetings, where documents such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel are projected on a wall or screen. However, it can be a pain to flip through documents on a PC during such a presentation. Today, Microsoft announced a new collaboration between its Office and Research team that has resulted in an Office Remote app made for Windows Phone 8.

The Microsoft Research blog has the details on Office Remote, which not only requires the WP8 app but also a PC with Bluetooth and a separate desktop app. Office Remote works with all versions of Office 2013 except for Office 2013 RT.

Microsoft's Bert Van Hoof, an Office group program manager, states:

With Office Remote, you can start your PowerPoint presentation, advance the slides, see your speaker notes, and control an on-screen laser pointer with a touch of your finger—all from your phone. You can also navigate between Excel worksheets and graphs, and control data slicers from the palm of your hand. And you can scroll through a Word document or quickly jump to specific sections or comments.

There's no word yet on if this app will be ported over to iOS and Android devices.

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