Microsoft updates Windows Phone 8 Office Remote app with new features

In November, Microsoft released Office Remote, an app for Windows Phone 8 devices that let users remotely control Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations on their PC via their smartphone. Today, the company announced a new update for Office Remote with a number of new features designed to make things easier for the user.

In a blog post, Microsoft said that one of the new features allows users to view a thumbnail of the current slide on the app, which makes things easier when moving through a presentation and reduces the need to look at the slide that's projected on a screen or display. It also pulls in a preview of the next slide so that users won't be surprised by what comes next.

Another new feature is a way to play and pause embedded videos inside the Office Remote app. Also, an instant laser pointer can be turned on with just one click on the app for the first time.

The Office Remote app is a collaboration between the Windows Phone and Microsoft Research teams and the blog post hints more features will be added in the future that will enable users to offer smoother and better timed Office presentations.

Source: Microsoft | Images via Microsoft

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